The List: Naming Your Home

Would you give your home a name to increase its value?

Video Transcript

- And here's another idea. If you want to increase the value of your home, you know, you can take on projects, and lots of people have during the pandemic.

- They have.

- Or just give it a name.

- Apparently that's enough now to increase the value of your home by like 40%. This is something was written in The Wall Street Journal. And this isn't just people with like sprawling big estates. I guess HGTV has been naming homes, and even if you watch some of those shows where you pick a house, they usually have a name.

- Or those vacation shows, like the vacation homes. They all have names like Willow Bay and Palm Tree Estates, and all that kind of stuff.

- So experts say choosing the wrong name can decrease the value of your home, but getting the right name can increase the value to 40% of the property's value. So, you know, I don't know how you choose your name. That's probably the most difficult.

- That's probably the most difficult part. So we have some info for you. What you do is you take the first name of your first pet and the street you grew up on.

- That's not it. You know what that is.

- That's something else. We do have a list. We have a list that is from Apartmenttherapy.com, and it all has to do with really a sensible kind of information here. First, think of a word that describes your home. So is it a house? Is it a cottage? Is it a chateau? Is it a villa? An oasis?

- Then come up with a unique name to pair it with. So maybe it's based on the views from your house. So willows, hillside, meadow, railway, something maybe a little bit more whimsical or romantic.

- And then maybe there's something historical, like about your home. So maybe there's an old mill, or it used to be a schoolhouse, or something.

- Yeah. And then something unique. Is there something like a white picket fence? Or maybe you have red shutters on your home. And then you can kind of put it together. So on Apartmenttherapy.com they came up with something like the Old School House Loft, or Honeysuckle House.

- Those are nice.

- So do you have a name for your home?

- No. I mean, because I think it kind of sounds pretentious; however, we have jokingly invited people over and said, you know, come over to Highfield Klein Manor.

- OK. Well that works too. I think that works.

- Come over around 6 o'clock. Highfield Klein Manor.

- Do you have a name? What would you name your house?

- I've been trying to think of it. I can't think of-- there's nothing like truly unique about-- I'm gonna have to give it some thought.

- OK. Get back to us.

- We have a 1935 craftsman style house. There's nothing like romantic, or--

- No, I think your house is beautiful.

- Well that's very nice.

- I love the front porch, and don't you have-- do you have honeysuckle? What do you have outside?

- No.

- No you had like something that, in fact, the aroma was too much. Lilacs?

- Oh, yeah. That was our neighbor. We cut down our lilacs because we can't do it.

- Because you can't stand the smell of lilacs.

- Well it's what prompted Frankie to get allergies, we think. Like seasonal allergies. And then I started getting them too. Because they were so overpowering. Because it's not just like a little it's not like a little bush, it's like huge.

- Like a massive thing that was the size of the house.

- They're huge.

- Yeah. Anyways, that's that.

- Once again we've gone off on a tangent.