According to a study done by the University of British Columbia, houses and street numbers ending in eight sold at a 2.5 per cent higher rate than homes and street numbers ending with any other digits. In fact, the study also found homes and street numbers ending in four sold at a 2.2 per cent discount.
House numbers have recently become more important with the influx of Chinese buyers in the marketplace and the increasing popularity of Feng Shui. Numbers that sound similar to Chinese words that have positive meanings are believed to be lucky. The number eight sounds similar to the word for prosper or wealth. The fear of the number four, or tetraphobia, is because the pronunciation of the word for four is similar to the word for death in Mandarin, Cantonese and several Chinese dialects.
Thinking of rolling the dice on the number 13? Many large casino hotels in Las Vegas omit floor numbers 4, 14, 24, 34 and 40 to 49. The number 13 is not however, considered unlucky in the Chinese tradition.
Other numbers with perceived good luck are two, three, five and seven. Two because of the Chinese saying good things come in pairs. The number three sounds similar to birth and the number five is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal). Considered the luckiest number in the West, 7 symbolizes togetherness.
Even though house numbers may influence a buying decision there is no evidence to support actual bad or good luck in homes with certain numbers. The thought of good or bad luck has more to do with the psychology of people than actual events.
Scituate MA Listing AlertsScituate, MA - $799,900 - Single-Family - Cape - Rooms:7 - Beds:4 - Baths:21 hour agoScituate, MA - $269,900 - Single-Family - Ranch - Rooms:5 - Beds:2 - Baths:15 hours agoScituate, MA - $599,000 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:9 - Beds:4 - Baths:2/17 hours agoScituate, MA - $729,900 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:7 - Beds:4 - Baths:2/19 hours ago
Cohasset MA Listing AlertsCohasset, MA - $809,000 - Condo - Townhouse - Rooms:10 - Beds:3 - Baths:3/16 hours agoCohasset, MA - $809,000 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:6 - Beds:3 - Baths:3/16 hours agoCohasset, MA - $5,500 - Rentals - - Rooms:8 - Beds:5 - Baths:2/17 hours agoCohasset, MA - $5,000 - Rentals - - Rooms:8 - Beds:5 - Baths:2/17 hours ago
Hingham MA Listing AlertsHingham, MA - $1,895,000 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:20 - Beds:8 - Baths:4/15 hours agoHingham, MA - $769,000 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:10 - Beds:5 - Baths:3/19 hours agoHingham, MA - $785,000 - Single-Family - Colonial - Rooms:8 - Beds:4 - Baths:2/112 hours agoHingham, MA - $750,000 - Single-Family - Cape - Rooms:8 - Beds:4 - Baths:2/1
- "Bionic Hand" Opens New World May 20, 2013Using two hands to throw a football is new for Mike Benning. When he was 14, the Scituate, Massachusetts man had an aggressive form of cancer that forced doctors to amputate his arm below the elbow. […]
- Mass. man receives first of its kind bionic arm, hand May 16, 2013A south shore man became the first person in the United States to receive the world's newest bionic hand. […]
- Shop Local Movement Underway May 8, 2013The Beacon Hill Civic Association partnered with the Beacon Hill Business Association last Tuesday to co-sponsor a presentation at Hampshire House on the Shop Local movement, which promotes the hidden benefits of patronizing locally owned businesses and purchasing locally sourced goods. […]
- The 10-Year-Old Inventor and the World's Cutest Patent Drawing May 8, 2013As a lawyer who works in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Len Nannarone has helped his fair share of tech companies. […]
- "Bionic Hand" Opens New World May 20, 2013
- Study to Uncover How to Influence&#... May 21, 2013May 21, 2013...Digital interchangeable lens camera revenue hit the 50% of total U.S. digital camera market revenue mark in 2012. […]
- Study to Reveal European Brand Owne... May 16, 2013May 16, 2013...Printed packaging and labels are critical to brand management for makers of consumer goods, so meeting the needs of brand owners is the core objective of the package and label printing market . […]
- Steve Samuels Sells Riverway Plaza In Weymouth May 16, 2013Steve Samuels, known for his development makeover of the neighborhood surrounding Boston's Fenway Park, has sold his Riverway Plaza shopping center in Weymouth. […]
- Lawyer nominated for clerk magistrate May 12, 2013Abington lawyer Donald Hart has been nominated by Governor Deval Patrick to be clerk magistrate for the Nantucket District Court, and was interviewed by the Governor's Council last Wednesday. […]
- Study to Uncover How to Influence&#... May 21, 2013
- Installation of artificial turf field begins in Stonington May 1, 2013As of Wednesday, the football field and track at the high school will be closed until further notice as crews begin the installation of the artificial turf field. […]
- Third Suspect Arrested in Armed Robbery Behind Flaherty School April 26, 2013The third person police sought in connection with an armed robbery behind Flaherty Elementary School last Sunday night has been arrested and charged with several crimes. […]
- Armed Robbery Behind Flaherty Elementary School April 23, 2013Three people robbed a 23-year-old Rockland man in the softball fields behind Flaherty Elementary School Sunday night after he agreed to meet a woman there he met online. […]
- EMD Serono plans Billerica expansion April 18, 2013EMD Serono Inc. announced Thursday that it expects to increase its workforce by 20 percent from last July to the end of 2014, with much of the growth occurring at its newly-renamed Billerica campus. […]
- Installation of artificial turf field begins in Stonington May 1, 2013