The Chinese New Year officially begins on Friday 16th February, bringing in the Year of the Dog. Here are some interesting stats for you all; the most lucrative is the year of the Dragon which has seen average house price growth of 14.1%, closely followed by the Year of the Horse (14.0%). 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. 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%. Call Normie and Company on 0161 773 7715 to book a no obligation and free valuation of your home!