Friday, June 15, 2007

Famous former-homeowners in UK

Famous former-homeowners may add 10% - "Finding out someone famous used to live in your house can add ten per cent to its selling price, a study out today reveals.

Research by shows homeowners are increasingly looking to uncover the secrets of their properties, with 21 per cent of Brits researching their home's history. points to recent sales where a celebrity resident saw properties getting more buyer interest.

Property specialist Strutt & Parker point to the Old Manor, where the playwright Noel Coward once lived, 'resulting in numerous viewings and a successful sale', and the less well-known former home of Doctor Who scriptwriter Terry Nation, where interest has been 'extremely high'.

'Historical records such as censuses and the British phone books, both of which can now be found online, are a great place to start looking for the famous name you believe might be connected with your home and which may result in a blue plaque, increased value or both,' commented Simon Harper of"


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