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When It Comes to Homeownership, What’s in a Name?

Phil Hall
Jun 29, 2017
You may be wondering: What are the most popular first names when it comes to homeownership?

You may be wondering: What are the most popular first names when it comes to homeownership? Well, funny that you should ponder such a point: Zillow has released a study that determined homeowners named Stuart and Alison are among the top names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country.
 
To achieve this result, Zillow analyzed the first names of homeowners on 70 million property records and concluded the “Stuarts” and “Alisons” of America own residences worth a median of more than $330,000, or 66 percent more than the median home value. Peter, Alexandra and Geoffrey are also among the top 10 names of homeowners with the most valuable homes.
 
In the data culled from 30 of the 45 states and the District of Columbia that Zillow analyzed, it was found that homeowners with the most valuable homes have traditionally female names, with Anne being the name that reoccurs the most. In California, the Annes own the most valuable homes, worth about 30 percent more than the state’s median home value.
 
Zillow did not offer an explanation on why it did not analyze homeowner names in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
You may be wondering: What are the most popular first names when it comes to homeownership?

 
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Jun 29, 2017
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