Chinese zodiac effect on prices
FORTUNES: To mark Chinese New Year, Knight Frank has examined UK house price performance over the Chinese zodiac cycle of the past twelve years. Research reveals average house price growth was highest during the Year of the Dog, 9.26 per cent, which ran between January 29, 2006 and February, 17, 2007, making it the luckiest animal sign for home owners over the last twelve years. The Year of the Rat, which fell just after the financial crisis – was the worst performing, with prices falling by 16.55 per cent between 2008 and 2009. This is the Year of the Rooster and prices are predicted to rise by 4.36 per cent.