Today is a very special day. It is the day of August 8, 2008. It is narrowed down to 08/08/08. 8 is known to be a very lucky number. It just so happens that it is not a coincidence that the Olympics are starting today in Beijing as this is a very strong Chinese belief.
This got me to thinking about numbers and their meaning. I pay attention to numbers to an extent, but I don't have all the numbers memorized.
For example, my current home address is 3013. Oh no, it ends in the unlucky 13, what am I to do? Well, if you add the numbers up, you get the number 7. And 7, for me, is a very good number, very lucky number as I was born in July.
In Chinese numerology, the number 6 is unlucky, 4 is death, and 14 is certain death. Wanna know the house address of the new house I just contracted to purchase on Sunday?? It's a bad one!
4604. Death, unlucky, and death again. Then, if you add up all the numbers, you get 14, certain death. However, our lot number is 107, and that equals 8 so I wonder if the 8 negates all the bad stuff?? Plus, it ends in my lucky number 7. I sure hope so.
I wonder if a buyer ever needed a reason to back out of a contract, they could use numerology as a reason. What's even more ironic is that I currently have a contract on a build job with some buyers whose address will be 4644 and they are very superstitious with the numbers. They were very unhappy with the address. And their lot number was 103 which equals a 4. Thus far, we're 6 weeks into the building process, and bad thing after bad thing keeps going wrong, and I'm wondering what the rest of the 4 1/2 months are going to be like.
I wish builders would give the house addresses instead of lot numbers when buyers are trying to pick out a lot.
Do you have superstitions? Have you had clients not buy a house just because of the house number?