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The Number, “4″ is Unlucky to Many Buyers!

In America, the number “13” is notorious for being superstitiously unlucky. In the Chinese culture, many people consider the number “4” unlucky, because in Chinese and some dialects, such as Taiwanese, the number “4” has the same pronunciation as that of the character for “death”, and because of this, many Asian cultures associate this number with death. For many years people regard it as the inauspicious numeral and avoid it deliberately.

One of the most common avoidance tactics includes the skipping of numeral “4”. For instance, you might not see a 4th floor in an elevator, or you might not see a hospital room that ends with “4”. And in some areas in China and Taiwan, license plate numbers have skipped the “4” all together. Here in the Bay Area, when it comes time for buyers to purchase a home, you might want to observe that Asian homebuyers may choose a property over another because it has “4” in its address.

But, there are many who hold a different view, or say that they do not mind it at all. They see “4” as just another number.

One of my partners has even had some of his Chinese investors ask if they could change the address with the city because of the association with the number [4]. Just for the record, it is sometimes possible to slightly modify your address to avoid certain unwanted numbers in San Mateo County.

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54 Responses to “The Number, “4″ is Unlucky to Many Buyers!”

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  4. John@Community Home Supply on March 24th, 2009 11:10 am

    wow, thats very strange. i’d never heard of that before. If saw a great home that i was interested in i would not count it out because of a number. nice post.

  5. Shu Tien on March 24th, 2009 12:52 pm

    Thank you for the comment. I am with you. I would not count it out because of a number either. But, it is anther factor to think about.

    – Shu

  6. Nancy@solar panels on March 26th, 2009 6:48 pm

    Number “4″ is very unlucky to many chinese,but number “6″”8″9″” is very luck numbers to chinese.

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  8. Shu Tien on March 27th, 2009 10:54 pm

    Hey Nancy,

    Thanks for your comments. And yes, I am aware of that number “9″ and “8″ are being considered lucky numbers. That’s why you will find that there is a website called http://www.99people.com and a grocery store chain named Ranch 99 in the Bay Area. As for number “8″, many friends of mine have several 8s in their cell phone number. And I myself was kind of happy when I was assigned two 8s in my cell number. That is (650) 922-8028. As for number “6″, I have yet to learn more about it.

    Thanks again,
    Shu

  9. Sam @ Wholesale Manufacturers China on October 15th, 2009 6:32 am

    I’ve heard that red is a lucky colour but didn’t know 4 was supposed to be unlucky. That’s a shame – because China is the 4th biggest country in the world (I think). Talks about ironic. 13 isn’t just thought of being unlucky in America – it’s much of the world – although few people actually believe it.

  10. Jane on October 30th, 2009 3:46 pm

    I have a home with the address 8414 is this an unlucky number or lucky. I was told to put clear nail polish around the number 4.

  11. duns number on December 30th, 2009 3:04 am

    thanks for sharing this post.. :)

  12. Vern @ Psychiatric Billing on February 3rd, 2010 10:57 pm

    Hey Not for all.. LoL, “4″ is a lucky number for me.. maybe for some yes it is, but generally speaking people believes that “13″ is still the unlucky number. anyways thanks for this post, a very informative one. ty

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