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On the Lighter Side: Top 10 Superstitions for New Home Buyers and New Home Owners

superstitions for new home ownersHave you ever spilled salt then quickly tossed a pinch-full of salt over your shoulder? Have you ever gone out of your way to avoid walking under a ladder?  Have you ever picked up a penny found on the sidewalk?

When it comes to good luck, most of us want all of the good luck we can get, even if we aren’t particularly superstitious.  We thought it might be interesting to create a list of superstitions that new home buyers should beware of (or seek after) in order to create the best of luck for themselves after they move into their new home .

So here are our Top 10 Superstitions for New Home Buyers and New Home Owners from Around the World: 

1. Don’t move an old broom into a new house, you’ll be bringing all of your former bad luck along with you. (United States)

2.  In Hungary, the superstitious believe that single women shouldn’t sit with a table corner pointing at her, as it means she will never wed.

3.  In Spain, leaving the windows of your bedroom open on November 1st is sure to bring bad luck, as the superstitious believe that the dead run free on that day.

4.  Do you want to become rich or find money?  A Japanese superstition advises that you should put a piece of snakeskin into your wallet.

5.  In West Africa, the superstitious say never sweep your home at night, you’ll brush away wealth.

6.  All the single ladies, all the single ladies, watch out while in Mexico, where one superstition says that you won’t marry if someone sweeping the floor brushes your shoes.

7.  Getting married before moving into your new home?  Better hope for rain!  A Russian superstition says that wealth will follow if it rains on your wedding.

8.  Some creepers are better than others; if black ants frequent your home, the owner will be rich. (Phillippines)

9.  This Romanian superstition tells you how to achieve familial harmony!  Eating all the corners of your bread will mean that you’ll have a good relationship with your mother-in-law.

10.  And last but certainly not least, for goodness sake, girls, don’t wash you hair on a Saturday!  Indonesian superstition says that if you’re not married and you wash your hair on a Saturday, you’ll marry someone that’s hard to please!

listomania book about fascinating facts in infographic styleThese 10 Superstitions courtesy of “Listomania: A World of Fascinating Facts in Graphic Detail



We want only good luck for the people who buy new homes built by Soundbuilt Homes in King, Pierce and Thurston counties.  We are a local new home builder with more than 30 years of staying power in new home construction in western Washington.  Founded by owner Gary Racca in 1980, we take pride in being the Sound Choice for Value and Pride of Home Ownership!

Check out some of our new home developments in King, Pierce and Thurston counties or come out to see some of our model homes. Whether or not you are currently in the market to buy a new home, we would love to show you the amenities that set our affordable homes for sale apart from competitors and connect you with preferred lenders that can make your home buying process even easier.

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About Elizabeth Kraus

Elizabeth Kraus: Marketing Manager, DB Squared Inc. Business Finance and the Author of 365 Days of Marketing and the 2013 Small Business Marketing Calendar: 12 Ways to Cheat at Marketing; plus The Art of Attraction: The 2013 Salon and Spa Marketing Calendar, Word of Mouth: The 2013 Marketing Calendar for Dental Practices and Marketing Bites: The 2013 Marketing Calendar for Restaurants and Bars - Available on

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