Could the Year of the Pig Prove Lucky for Real Estate?

year of the pig, year, pig, chinese new year, new year, lunar new year, luck, luckyThe Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Pig! And there are strong signs that point to this year as a time of good fortune and blessings. Could you put it to work for you in real estate?

The 12th symbol of the Chinese zodiac calendar – the pig – is said to be a symbol of wealth. Chinese astrologists suggest 2019 may be a great year to invest and possibly make some money. For those born in the Year of the Pig — 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019 — this is your year! But even if you weren’t born in the Year of the Pig, you can still put all those positive characteristics to work for you when it comes to buying or selling a home.

Optimistic Outlook

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!

Seize Opportunity

It is said that those born in the Year of the Pig will have good luck in investment. Now may be the time to pounce on a property. Inventory is bouncing back and more homes are within an affordable reach. Don’t wait until late March when selling season typically kicks off, and give yourself an edge!

Practice Patience

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. 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.

Article originally appeared on RE/MAX.

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