REVEALED: The 10 cheapest houses on the Northampton property market

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Today the Chron reveals the cheapest houses on the market in and around Northampton.

Most people who have ever bought or sold property know about things like the ‘Waitrose effect’.

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Which is to say that if there is a store nearby, it is one of the first things estate agents mention.

Of course, there are plenty of factors which add value to a property.

Some are plain common sense, others are downright bonkers.

Here are nine key factors that boost house values:


Live near a high-performing school and you are ahead of the game when it comes to selling your house.


It may sound a bit obvious but houses with well-maintained gardens sell for more than ones where the garden looks like a jungle in Borneo and one where rats raise families in the shrubbery. A tidy garden could add to a property. So stop making excuses and mow your lawn now.


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This no longer applies to the growing metropolis that is Northampton but if you are lucky enough to live in a market town, you are laughing all the way to the bank. According to research properties in market towns were typically worth £25,000 more than similar properties in other towns in the area.


Having a top restaurant or array of bars and eateries can work wonders for the reputation of an area and the price of a house.


You might not like slogging up the hill after a hard day at work, but if you live on a hill your property will probably be worth more — a lot more, if you heed research carried out by Zoopla. The average price of properties with a ‘hill’ in the address was more than double that of properties on bog-standard ‘streets’.


Buying a house on a crescent is also a sound investment. Research claims properties on crescents typically commanded a premium of 40 per cent. Houses in squares or in a mews also scored well, while those with ‘road’, ‘grove’ or ‘court’ in the address were seen as less desirable.


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Another pretty obvious one but houses with trees between the pavement and the road outside tend to fetch more.


Research has found that one in 14 people pay a premium for a property with a name rather than a number. A house name can add between 0.5-5 per cent in value, according to estimates.


Perhaps the oddest value booster of all is that 1 Sandy Lane trumps 22 Sandy Lane. A study by Zoopla found that average odd-numbered houses fetched £538 more than their even-numbered equivalents.

All house prices and details were correct at the time of going to press.