The Power of a House Number
Posted on May 7th, 2012
How much power does a house number have? In other words, does the house number play a significant role in your decision-making process when buying a home? Many of us have heard the superstitions around various numbers, especially the alleged unlucky numbers of 4 and 13. Number 4 in the Chinese culture is considered unlucky because it sounds like “death.” Number 13 is also considered to be unlucky in many countries, including our own. Have you ever been in an elevator and found that the button for the 13th floor – as well as the 13th floor itself – was not there? And then there’s Friday the 13th. I must admit that I can sometimes be a bit trepidatious about traveling on Friday the 13th. And yet there are others who think that these supposed unlucky numbers are, in fact, lucky….
So back to the question at hand – if the house that you had fallen in love with was #44, would you still buy it? What about if it were #13? I do know of buyers who have changed their house number, specifically from #40 to #38, which they considered to be a more auspicious number. Where does the house number rank on your preference list when buying a home? Is your new, to-be house number a significant factor, completely inconsequential or a bit of both when making your decision to buy? I can’t wait to hear….
For more information about the real estate market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Williams (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.