13 STILL NOT A LUCKY NUMBER FOR HAPPY HOUSEHUNTERS
Last month on Friday 13th June 2014 saw a 50% increase in people delaying their house completion to ensure they didn’t bring bad luck on their new home!
We think its surprising that people are still delaying moving in to their long-awaited new home because the proposed date to exchange contracts falls on Friday 13th, but we’ve seen it happen time and time again over the years.
For example Friday 13th September 2013 again saw a drop against our average Friday completions. The exception to the rule was December 2013, where many homeowners were happy to overlook the ‘unlucky’ date in order to move before Christmas.
The introduction of the Mortgage Market Review has slowed down the house-buying process quite considerably, so we thought this year people would put moving in while the summer is upon us over and above any superstitions, but that hasn’t been the case.
Its not just Friday 13th either, many of our branch staff report that Chinese customers won’t buy a house with their unlucky number four and some people will even be put off by a green door or just want to buy houses with even numbers.
However here at Pattinson we are seeing demand is at an all time high this year, and we suggest homeowners should consider putting their house up for sale right now while the summer shows the house off at its best.
The market is definitely on the rise, we can’t sell enough houses to eager buyers at the moment so homeowners should strike lucky if they decide to sell now!