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Homeowners Named Stuart and Alison Own Most Valuable Homes in the U.S.

Stuarts and Alisons own homes worth more than $330,000, 66 percent more valuable than the median home value in the U.S.

- Homeowners named Stuart and Alison own the most valuable homes in the U.S., worth a median of more than $330,000 and larger than 1,750 square feet.

- The most common homeowner name in the U.S. is John, followed by Robert and James.

- In the Pacific Northwest, the name Heidi is a more popular homeowner name than it is nationally, whereas Willie is much more likely to be the name of a homeowner in the Southeast.

- U.S. homeowners are growing increasingly diverse -- the split between male and female homeowners is about equal, according to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report.

- In 30 of the 46 states Zillow analyzed, homeowners with the most valuable homes have traditionally female names, with Anne the name that reoccurs the most.

Jun 29, 2017

SEATTLE, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners named Stuart and Alison are among the top names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country, worth a median of more than $330,000 -- 66 percent more than the median home value in the U.S. The most common first name of a U.S. homeowner is John, according to a new Zillow® analysisi.

Names of the Owners of the Most Valuable Homes, by State

Zillow analyzed the first names of homeowners on 70 million property records and found that Peter, Alexandra and Geoffrey are also among the top 10 names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country. All names on the list own homes that are more than 1,550 square feet, with a median value that is more than the U.S. median.

In Washington, D.C., homeowners named Jane own the most valuable homes, worth almost $900,000 -- about 134 percent more than the median home value in the area. Homeowners named Anne own the most valuable homes in California, worth about 30 percent more than the median home value in the state.

Zillow's analysis of homeowner names reveals demographic trends across the country as U.S. homeowners grow increasingly diverse. Historically, men were more likely than women to own homes, but that trend is starting to shift. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Reportii, 49 percent of homeowners are female and 51 percent are male.

In 30 of the 46 states Zillow analyzed, homeowners with the most valuable homes have traditionally female names, with Anne the name that reoccurs the most.

About 64 percent of all Americans are homeownersiii. The homeownership rate is the highest in the Midwest. John is the most common U.S. homeowner name, followed by Robert and James. Other common U.S. homeowners' names include Mary, Richard and Thomas.

In California, Salvador is a more populariv homeowner name than it is nationally, but in the small state of Rhode Island, Claire is more popular. In the Pacific Northwest, the name Heidi is a more popular homeowner name than it is nationally, whereas Willie is much more likely to be the name of a homeowner in the Southeastern states of Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.

 Names of Owners of Most Valuable
Homes


10 Most Common U.S.
Homeowner Names

Ranking

Name

Median Zestimate

         Ranking

Name

1

Stuart

$         334,022


1

John

2

Alison

$         332,403


2

Robert

3

Peter

$         325,126


3

James

4

Alexandra

$         324,779


4

Michael

5

Geoffrey

$         322,272


5

David

6

Marc

$         321,216


6

William

7

Salvatore

$         316,151


7

Mary

8

Anne

$         309,491


8

Richard

9

Marina

$         309,041


9

Thomas

10

Ian

$         307,179


10

Joseph

"This analysis reveals a lot of interesting – and fun – differences between homeowner names and the relative popularity of less common or non-traditional homeowner names from region to region," said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. "U.S. homeowners are an incredibly diverse bunch, with a variety of names reflective of many cultural and familial backgrounds."

State

Most Popular Homeowner
Name Relative to Other
States

Names That Own the Most
Valuable Homes

Median Zestimatev of
Homes with Most
Valuable Name

Alabama

Willie

Anne

$208,219

Alaska

Vernon

Todd

$410,677

Arkansas

Tommy

Amy

$183,464

Arizona

Guadalupe

Jill

$271,431

California

Salvador

Anne

$669,645

Colorado

Erin

Anne

$430,701

Connecticut

Maureen

Jill

$306,376

District of Columbia

Gwendolyn

Jane

$898,551

Delaware

Harry

Philip

$228,677

Florida

Jorge

Peter

$248,627

Georgia

Willie

Suzanne

$270,317

Hawaii

Florence

Doris

$765,307

Iowa

Kent

Kristin

$224,240

Idaho

Corey

Jane

$241,159

Illinois

Adam

Peter

$269,635

Indiana

Jeffery

Anne

$166,599

Kansas

Marvin

Randall

$136,561

Kentucky

Jeff

Peter

$189,120

Louisiana

Willie

Stephen

$207,305

Massachusetts

Claire

Alexander

$457,944

Maryland

Melvin

Peter

$370,229

Michigan

Gerald

Anne

$220,621

Minnesota

Kari

Kristin

$288,618

Missouri

Kyle

Anne

$220,911

Mississippi

Rosie

Julie

$179,710

Montana

Shane

Martha

$247,231

North Carolina

Bobby

Peter

$255,091

North Dakota

Kari

Craig

$284,996

Nebraska

Tyler

Kristin

$208,676

New Jersey

Salvatore

Jill

$380,202

New Mexico

Gilbert

Jane

$264,891

Nevada

Jesus

Suzanne

$292,231

New York

Salvatore

Alexander

$457,011

Ohio

Beth

Erin

$184,478

Oklahoma

Bill

Julie

$171,823

Oregon

Heidi

Anne

$387,159

Pennsylvania

Francis

Lauren

$241,764

Rhode Island

Claire

Katherine

$320,489

South Carolina

Willie

Anne

$228,367

Tennessee

Billy

Julie

$199,768

Texas

Guadalupe

Scott

$258,600

Utah

Shauna

Peter

$333,604

Virginia

Anne

Peter

$470,789

Washington

Heidi

Anne

$435,308

Wisconsin

Kristine

Anne

$224,977

West Virginia

Wilma

Todd

$134,102

Zillow
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i Zillow analyzed the names that appear on at least 70 million property records and only included names of people that own at least 25,000 homes. Names with three letters or more were included in the research. The data was analyzed at a national level and by each region to provide high quality, reliable information. 
ii The first annual Zillow Group Report is the largest-ever survey of U.S. home buyers, sellers, owners and renters, and asked more than 13,000 U.S. residents aged 18 to 75 about their homes – how they search for them, pay for them, maintain and improve them, and what frustrations and aspirations color their decisions. 
iii According to U.S. Census data. 
iv The most popular homeowner name in each state is the homeowner name that is the most popular relative to the rest of the nation. Another name may own more homes within the state, but not own the most homes relative to the rest of the nation. 
v The Zestimate® home value is Zillow's estimated market value for an individual home and is calculated for over 100 million homes nationwide. It is a starting point in determining a home's value and is not an official appraisal. The Zestimate is automatically computed daily based on millions of public and user-submitted data points.

 

SOURCE Zillow

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