This blog is a bit different than what I usually post, but I found it interesting and wanted to share.
First a bit of background: Unlike the New Year many of us celebrate (January 1st) the Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar. There is no set date for the Chinese New Year. It begins on the 2nd new moon after the Winter Solace and 2019 is the Year of the Pig.
Simply put (although it is much more complicated) the Year of Pig points to a year of good fortune and blessings. So, what could this mean for real estate? RE/MAX recently posted a blog detailing just this:
It is difficult to find another zodiac sign with as much optimism and positivity as the pig. Even with slowing home sales, economic growth remains solid and the Federal Reserve is holding off on any interest rate increases – making 2019 very inviting to first-time homebuyers, downsizers or current homeowners searching for an upgrade. Pigs are known to attract success — so set those priorities and get to work!
Additional positives for the pig: patience and tolerance. Searching for a new house or putting up a beloved home for sale requires calm and endurance. Stay the course.
SYMBOLS OF LUCK
Add a little luck to the mix by embracing feng shui in the Year of the Pig. Take note of the lucky numbers of the pig year: 4, 6 and 8. Insert a lucky pig color into your home staging – choose from yellow, gray, brown and golden. Look for homes that are facing the lucky directions, set your sights on southeast and northwest.
It holds true for every year, not just the Year of the Pig, that hiring a real estate agent greatly helps ensuring your success, so don’t go it alone. Maximize your good fortune this year. If you’re looking to buy or sell this year, give me a call. I look forward to working with you!