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Myths and Superstitions About Homes

Halloween is generally associated with superstitions. But there are many myths and superstitions about buying, selling, renovating and owning a home.

Buying, selling, renovating and owning a home are all big life events, and it’s no wonder that there are many myths and superstitions surrounding them. Some people believe that following certain practices will help them have a smooth and successful experience, while others believe that breaking certain rules will bring bad luck. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common myths and superstitions about buying, selling, renovating and owning a home. We will also provide some tips for avoiding bad luck and ensuring a positive experience. So whether you are just starting your home-buying journey or you have been a homeowner for years, read on for some interesting and informative insights into the world of home buying, selling, renovating and owning.

Do you believe in any of these myths?

Buying

Buying a house is a big decision, and it’s no wonder that there are many myths and superstitions surrounding the process. Some people believe that following certain practices will help them find the perfect home, while others believe that breaking certain rules will bring bad luck. Here are a few of the most common myths and superstitions about buying a house:

  • Brooms are thought to transport negative energy from one residence to another. Bringing your old broom with you to your new residence is thought to bring spiritual harm. That is not what you desire! Brooms, on the other hand, transport dirt. So, regardless of whether you believe it or not, get a new broom.
  • Avoid unlucky numbers. You’d never live in house number 13, would you? However, if you ignore the warning indications, certain scary things may occur. The number four is regarded as highly bad because it sounds exactly like the Chinese word for “death.” In Italy, the number 17 is considered unlucky because an anagram of the Roman numeral XVII forms “vixi,” which translates to “I have lived” (i.e., death). If you’re not careful, you’ll have a lot of tragedy.
  • Focus on location. A house positioned at a T intersection on the road is considered unlucky. The directed flow of traffic, especially on major highways with significant traffic, works like an arrow, puncturing the tranquility of the home. Not to mention that having car headlights shine in on your most private moments is most likely not how you want to spend your time.
  • An Irish superstition holds that when leaving a new home for the first time, you must exit through the same door you entered. Exiting through a different door is thought to deter you from ever settling into your home.
  • Fridays and Saturdays are said to be the worst days to move in. In essence, a weekend move spells disaster for your life in your new home. However, if you’re a diligent worker, your alternatives for moving in are restricted.
  • It is customary to sprinkle coins over the living room floor on the first day of moving into a new home to ensure prosperity. Ironically, if you leave the coins there long enough and forget about them, you’ll feel extra wealthy when you pick them all up and fill your wallet months later.
  • If you are building a house from the ground up, it is recommended that you select a new plot of land. According to superstition, building a house where another has stood foretells impending death in the family. So be cautious when deciding where to develop.
  • Lighting a candle in your new house is a time-honored ritual that is thought to bring light and drive out darkness. 
  • Light a fire in the fireplace of your new home to purify it and defend it from evil. Check the flue as well to prevent asphyxiation.
  • To invite success, wealth and abundance, boil milk and rice in an open pot until they flow over the sides. It might be worth it to relocate just for this.
  • To bring good fortune, ring a bell. Put a bell on your pet and call it a day.
  • Moving on a wet day is unlucky. It’s also untidy and necessitates a large number of tarpaulins.
  • Accepting knives or other sharp goods as a housewarming present will kill your friendship with the donor—unless, of course, you pay the giver a penny, which reverses the curse and ensures he or she will not be your enemy.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the floor of each room and over the front door threshold to (1) ward off evil or (2) add taste to life.

Selling

Selling a house can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Some people believe that following certain practices will help them sell their house quickly and for a good price, while others believe that breaking certain rules will bring bad luck. Here are a few of the most common myths and superstitions about selling a house:

  • Some Christians believe that burying a statue of Jesus’ father will help you sell your old home faster. Many realtors believed in it in the 1990s. But please don’t abandon Joseph underground. Once the house is sold, it is critical to recover the statue to prevent it from changing hands.
  • Smudging is a Native American ritual that involves burning sage or cedar to cleanse a space of negative energy. It is believed that negative energy can make it difficult to sell a home, so smudging is thought to help attract buyers.
  • This may seem like common sense, but it is important to make sure your home looks its best when you are trying to sell it. This means decluttering, cleaning and making repairs. You may also want to consider staging your home, which means hiring a professional to arrange furniture and décor in a way that makes the home more appealing to buyers.
  • Friday, the 13th, is considered an unlucky day in many cultures. Some people believe that showing your home on this day will bring bad luck and make it more difficult to sell.
  • Sunday is considered a day of rest in many cultures. Some people believe that showing your house on this day will make it difficult to sell.

Renovating

Renovating a house can be a big undertaking, and it’s no wonder that there are many myths and superstitions surrounding the process. Some people believe that following certain practices will help them have a smooth and successful renovation, while others believe that breaking certain rules will bring bad luck. Here are a few of the most common myths and superstitions about renovating a house:

  • Ghosts are not intelligent. At least, according to one Southern tradition. It recommends painting your front porch blue, if you have one. As a result, ghosts will be unable to enter your home since they will confuse the blue of the porch with water.
  • Your back and front doors should not be immediately across from each other. Positive energy that runs through your home is thought to be impossible to circulate. A staircase that leads directly to the entrance is also considered unlucky since it implies that all of your fortunes will flee from your home. 
  • Plant a pomegranate tree in your yard for fertility and long life.
  • The southeast corner of a room is known as the ‘wealth corner’ in Feng Shui. When painting this space, utilize hues that highlight your affluence, such as greens, browns, and even some blue accents. The north corner is known as the ‘career corner,’ because it is in charge of securing your work. Blue watercolors or dark, deep colors should be used to paint the north corner.
  • It is believed that demolishing a wall on a full moon will release negative energy into the home.
  • Tuesday is considered an unlucky day in many cultures. Some people believe that moving furniture on this day will bring bad luck.
  • It is believed that leaving tools lying around will attract bad spirits.
  • Before you start renovating, take a moment to thank the previous owners for their homes. This shows respect and appreciation, and it may help to ensure a smooth and successful renovation.

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Owning

Owning a house is a big responsibility, and it’s no wonder that there are many myths and superstitions surrounding the process. Some people believe that following certain practices will help them have a happy and prosperous home life, while others believe that breaking certain rules will bring bad luck. Here are a few of the most common myths and superstitions about owning a house:

  • Prepare a meal for all of your new neighbors to fend off evil spirits and lend a friendly hand. Isn’t it their responsibility to bring the food?
  • If you pound a nail after sundown, you will awaken the tree gods. You could be bashing a relative, which is understandable.
  • Never bring a hoe into the house. If you do this by accident, repeat the process while walking backward. How could you have brought in a hoe by accident?
  • According to a popular Russian myth, if you whistle while under a roof, you will whistle all your money away! Some say that this myth derives from the humble Russian thinking that one should not think about future fortune or wealth because it will not find you.
  • It is believed that breaking a mirror will bring seven years of bad luck.
  • It is believed that opening an umbrella indoors will bring bad luck.

It is important to remember that there is no scientific evidence to support any of these myths or superstitions. Moving, selling, renovating or owning a home, while thrilling, is also said to be stressful. It’s no surprise that there are many things wrapped up in centuries-old myths and mythology. We hope you enjoyed and laughed at some of the more bizarre stories. And remember, if you need help with renovations or repairs in your home, let Valor Home Services know. Our team is happy to help.