August 2014 Realty Trivia Challenge

According to Feng Shui, a red house door is a sign of welcome and a gateway for good energy. What does a red door signify in Scotland?

According to Feng Shui, a red house door is a sign of welcome and a gateway for good energy. What does a red door signify in Scotland?

A. The homeowners welcome travelers.
B. The homeowners have paid off their mortgage.
C. The home is on the historic roster.
D. The owners serve haggis daily.


Answer: B
Homeowners in Scotland paint their doors red when they pay off their mortgage.

A red door has various meanings around the world. In Ireland, it is believed to ward off ghosts and evil spirits. In America’s early days, when people traveled long distances by horse and buggy, a red door let travelers know the residence offered a meal and a bed for a fee. The Chinese paint their doors red right before the New Year to invite good luck and happiness. And Albert Einstein supposedly painted his door red to make it easier for him to find his home.

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