February 28th, 2018 at 2:30 pm
The number 8 is a symbol of good luck for Chinese buyers, because when spoken in Cantonese it sounds like the word “prosperity,” and often listings that have at least one number 8 in their price prove to be more popular.
The number 18, when spoken out loud in Cantonese, sounds like the phrase “I want to be very wealthy.” Which is why it’s no surprise that now in 2018, the Year of the Dog, real estate professionals are forecasting that this will also be a year of the deal for Chinese property buyers. (more…)
January 25th, 2018 at 11:30 am
It’s almost the end of January, and many of us are still trying (possibly failing) to fulfill our resolutions for the year.
December 5th, 2017 at 11:00 am
Few urges are harder to resist than the desire to move into a home you’ve just bought and start making improvements right away. But should you put yourself through all the stress of launching immediate renovations, or is it better to settle in for a while and slowly figure out which modifications will work best in the long run? (more…)