o The Chinese New Year officially begins on Friday 16th February, bringing in the Year of the Dog.
o The Chinese zodiac animals rotate every 12 years and we’ve taken a look at average house price growth for each of the years represented by each animal since 1972.
o Most lucrative is the Dragon which has seen average house price growth of 14.1%, closely followed by the Year of the Horse (14.0%).
o The Year of the Dog has seen steady growth, averaging 6.6% per year. On this basis 2018 looks set to be stronger than last year; the Year of the Rooster averages just 2.3%.