Apparently having this house number decreases its value
New figures from Daft.ie suggests that houses that are numbered 13 are cheaper to purchase than other equivalent houses.
The folks at Daft conducted research through regression analysis on almost one million Irish properties that have been listed on the site since January 2006.
They found that houses at number 13 are typically €4,335 cheaper than the average Irish property of €241,000.
Furthermore, people are less likely to purchase a house on Friday the 13th. The property price register has shown a decrease in sales of 10% on those Fridays.
Commenting on the results, Martin Clancy from Daft.ie said:
“When it comes to superstition and property, triskaidekaphobia – the fear of the number 13 – appears to be having an impact on not just perceptions but actual property prices.
Our research shows that properties at number 13 are 1.8% cheaper than the average Irish property, which could provide a saving to savvy house hunters with no superstitions.”