Can Friday the 13th really be lucky for real estate? Friday the 13th has long held a superstition of bad luck but would it prevent you from buying a home on such a day? Friday “frigga” and the fear of the number 13 “triskaidekaphobia” have been meshed together as friggatriskaidekaphobia otherwise knows as fear of Friday the 13th. The number 13 is considered to be an unlucky one so make sure you invite a 14th guest to your house warming party!
People also avoid crossing paths with black cats, breaking mirrors, spilling salt, opening umbrellas inside a building, putting shoes on a table and walking under ladders (just to name a few!) There are three occurrances of Friday the 13th this year (January, April, July) and they are all 13 weeks apart; how’s that for coincidence?
Should superstition prevent you from investing in real estate? Our answer is of course not but it’s completely up to you. Here are a few things to think about when dealing with real estate involving the infamous “13″:
1) Incorporate a little bit of lucky Feng Shui in your new home.
- Lucky bamboo
- Wind chimes (indoor and outdoor)
- Buddha image
- Lucky animal figures (elephant, frog, turtle, pig, hippo)
2) Properties with 13 in the address – if you’re superstitous and really don’t see yourself living comfortably in a property with the address 13 Black Cat Street than maybe you should move onto the next property. What about properties with 13 and “Lucky” in the name?
3) St. Joseph Statue – When It Takes a Miracle To Sell Your House
If you’re a seller that may have some superstition surrounding your home (like the number 13 in the address) you may want to consider burying a St. Joseph statue in the yard. It is believed that doing so will provide good look for all things home related; including offers on your home.
4) Listen to some tunes to get rid of bad mojo
What do you think? Do you believe in superstitions and would you buy a home on Friday the 13th or live at an address with 13 as the number?