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Buying a no. 13 house...am i bonkers to worry?!

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Pagetta Thu 07-Jan-16 12:00:47

we have decided to plump for a new build in a lovely dorset town. all ready to put down the reservation fee, great deals agreed etc. But we just saw our house would be number 13.... I didn't think developers used that number? I'm not mega superstitious but it just, well, niggles a little - am i being bonkers?! Do you think they'd change it??!

CheeseBadger Thu 07-Jan-16 12:04:17

Yes, no. In that order.

PuppyMonkey Thu 07-Jan-16 12:04:37

Could you be 12A instead? I think it's bonkers, but the trouble is, it might put future buyers off your house (they're are a lot of other silly superstitious people out there!!)

PuppyMonkey Thu 07-Jan-16 12:05:17

* there are

Duckdeamon Thu 07-Jan-16 12:06:47

Bonkers

BumWad Thu 07-Jan-16 12:07:34

confused

Really?

It's a door number!

Whatsername24 Thu 07-Jan-16 12:09:25

We live on a new build estate and there are no number 13s, I assumed it wasn't used. Around the corner though are two semis - the first semi is numbers 1 and 3 and the one next door is numbered 5 and 9. No idea why 7 hasn't been used.

If the number can't be changed could you use a house name instead?

mumblechum1 Thu 07-Jan-16 12:12:10

I bought a number 13 on Friday 13th. Lived there happily till 1st marriage broke down. Sold the house to a man.

Fast forward 2 years, got together with the man who bought the house on Friday 13th. Moved back into the house to live with him.

Now been married to him for 25 years.

Lucky number 13 for me!

Pagetta Thu 07-Jan-16 12:21:11

Ha thanks ladies - my husband thinks i'm nuts as well! Bonkers it is (hormonal what can i say lolol!)

Off to buy a house (although mumblechum may not mention your story to DH!)

specialsubject Thu 07-Jan-16 12:38:38

yes, bonkers. Primitive superstitions have no place in 2016.

that said, we had some silly cow view our house and then decide that the ley lines were wrong...

BastardGoDarkly Thu 07-Jan-16 12:41:40

mumble that's crazy! (And lovely)

Yip op, totally bonkers, good luck with the house!

Blodss Thu 07-Jan-16 12:42:29

It would put me off. If you feel superstitious about it now it may affect your life.

chandalier Thu 07-Jan-16 14:05:09

Totally bonkers hmm

I lived at a number 13 for twenty years and nothing happened.

When we did move it sold quickly too and that number did not put any buyers off either.

OpheliaMoo Thu 07-Jan-16 14:43:04

Noooo it would not put me off. It's just a number!

longestlurkerever Thu 07-Jan-16 14:45:10

I grew up in number 13. My life's been pretty charmed. I'd think it ridiculously twee if developers avoided it

BYOSnowman Thu 07-Jan-16 14:48:06

I had an argument with someone in Hong Kong about the fact she lived on the thirteenth floor and the fact it was called the fourteenth didn't change that fact

BYOSnowman Thu 07-Jan-16 14:48:53

Too many facts in there but you know what I mean!

(And 13 was my exam candidate number and I always got top marks at school!)

Kingfisherfree Thu 07-Jan-16 14:50:53

Yes. I bought one , lived there happily for a few years and sold it again within 2 weeks.

longestlurkerever Thu 07-Jan-16 14:52:44

Crossed posts op. Congratulations on your house.

MimsyBorogroves Thu 07-Jan-16 15:06:57

Oh! This explains something.

I was utterly confused as our next door neighbour is 11, and we are 15. I've been looking for number 13 all down our road!

Of course, that means we "officially" live at 13. Which probably explains why we can't fix our tap grin

DollyMcDolly Thu 07-Jan-16 15:07:15

I live on a new build estate and there isn't a number 13. It wouldn't bother me tbh

ChickadeeChick Thu 07-Jan-16 15:58:17

Mimsy grin
OP I can see why it niggles but it is just a number. Happy house buying smile

2madboys Thu 07-Jan-16 15:59:57

I've worked for a house builders and there were never any number 13s. If it's bothering you (even if just from a resale point of view), it may be worth calling the builders or speaking to the site manager if he's still around and asking if it can be changed to 12a.

OpheliaMoo Thu 07-Jan-16 16:30:42

Personally I'd find 12a more annoying, would much rather have my own unique number

NameAgeLocation Thu 07-Jan-16 16:31:58

Lived in one for years, very happily.

Our cat did die while we lived there though.

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