What are the best house numbers to live in…?

Can your house number impact the property’s resale value…?

One aspect of purchasing your next home or investment property that may not have been at the top of your investment checklist or criteria is the actual number of the address. Numerologists believe that the numbers reflected in life, whether it be your date of birth or number in the address of your home, can imply information about challenges or successes that you’ll experience in life. This is also true of the Chinese belief systems and dates back many thousands of years to the sixth century BC, when Greek philosopher, Pythagoras (yes, the same one who taught us to solve the relationship between the sides of a right triangle), states that the numbers reflected in our daily lives were an expression of the many laws of the universe.

Whether you consider this ‘hocus pocus’ or are a true believer, it’s important to recognise that if your potential buyer is the latter, this could in fact impact the resale value of your property.

Let’s consider how it works in practice

To determine how your single digit house number is calculated, let’s consider a few examples. If you reside at 351 La Trobe Street, than your house number is 3 + 5 + 1 = 9. If you were to reside at 357 La Trobe Street, however, your house number would be 3 + 5 + 7 = 15 = 1 + 5 = 6. This works similarly if you are part of a duplex or at an address with letters as well as numbers. For example, if you lived at 351B La Trobe Street, then your house number would be calculated as 3 + 5 + 1 + 2 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2.

Now you can calculate your own house number and discover how this may be interpreted by other cultures and in other belief systems. Let’s explore what each of the numbers represent.

What does each number represent?


The doer or powerful force that makes it happen and produces the results. The shape of the digit itself reflects the power of walking upright with pride and purpose. The number one is independent and pragmatic and will attempt to force its own ideas on you, but has no interest in listening to yours. Perhaps a great option for those making a new beginning or seeking greater independence in their life.


Gentle, forgiving and diplomatic, the number two is the most feminine of the nine digits and prefers to avoid confrontation whenever possible. The shape of the number two reflects its ability to bend as much as needed under pressure, but then to also snap back to position as if nothing had taken place. One of the greatest qualities of the number 2 is its patience knowing that its time will come. Perhaps a positive for those seeking a peaceful home.


The strongest trait of the number 3 is its creativity. Charm, wit and a great sense of humour, coupled with an extroverted personality. There is also a vanity and perhaps narcissism to the number 3 that can be difficult to digest for some with the need to always be at the centre of attention. For some, they believe that the lack of focus of the number 3 can be dangerous for those to tend to overspend and are looking to maintain a strict budget.


The chief characteristics of the number 4 are dependability, productivity, punctuality and obedience, finding the greatest satisfaction in achievements and accomplishments. The number 4 is considered unlucky in Chinese because it sounds very similar to the word for death in Cantonese. This may not be the best option for those who don’t want their property to be all about work and no play.


The most dynamic and energetic of all of the nine digits, the number 5 is a complete adventurer and risk-taker who always needs to be in motion. Boredom can set in quite quickly for the number 5 and can take time to find their niche. This is good for those who want to have lots of visitors however may not be suitable for those who don’t like a lot of change.


The loving and caring nature of the number 6 is the most important attribute. This is often referred to as the motherhood number as no family or community could function without a number 6 in their lives. This can also be detrimental as often far too little concern is expressed about their own needs. This is great for those with a young family or seeking more harmony in their homes and lives.


The number 7 takes nothing at face value and is always in search of the truth. Many consider the number 7 to be introverted, yet highly intellectual as they are constantly seeking the truth hidden behind illusions. Money also means very little to the number 7 and they will never make a decision based on the expected financial outcome, which may not be a great outlook for property investors. This could be a positive for researchers or authors seeking some alone-time or those on a spiritual journey.


The number 8, above all else, puts their emphasis on career, business, finances and authority. The shape of the digit 8 highlights the balance, that it is a force that will create just as easily as it can destroy. The number 8 is not greedy, but does see money as the tool to create outcomes as they are very goal-oriented. The number 8 sounds like ‘fa’ in Chinese which means wealth, fortune and prosper. Multiples of the number 8 are considered to be even better as it implies ‘double happiness’ for example. This can be a great option for those seeking prosperity in their lives.


The number 9 is a very interesting one in numerology but from a mathematical perspective. The reason for this is that if you multiply any number by 9, and seek to reduce it to a single digit by adding the two numbers, it will always become a 9. For example, 7 x 9 = 63, 6 + 3 = 9 or 3 x 9 = 27, 2 + 7 = 9. The number 9 is considered to be the most worldly and sophisticated of the nine digits,  with a global consciousness offering sympathy and compassion to everyone. This is a great option for the humanitarian, or for those looking to complete projects and reconnect with their family and friends.

The house number can be an impact factor in selecting your next investment property or home, but ultimately your focus should be on ensuring you’re buying at the right price. Feel free to share your stories in the comments below about your house numbers and some of your own experiences.


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