CHICAGO – Real estate is popping up in more people’s dreams, with notably vivid dreams one of many side effects tied to COVID-19. Many of these “quarandreamers’” nighttime visions focus on something related to real estate, such as moving into a mansion, doing a home renovation project or feeling trapped in cluttered spaces.
“Dreams provide an entryway to the private discussions we are having with ourselves,” dream analyst Layne Dalfen says. Dalfen wrote the book “Have a Great Dream: Decoding Your Dreams to Discover Your Full Potential.”
Realtor.com focused on some of the most commonly reported real estate quarandreams and their potential meanings. For example, some COVID-19 patients have reported dreaming about their childhood home. Dream experts told realtor.com that “a house is often a representation of your current emotional state, (so) it may mean you’re either wishing to go back to memories of that time, or experiencing feelings associated with it.” In short, the dreamer may be craving a sense of security again.
Some quarandreamers dream of living in a mansion. Dalfen says the mansion could symbolize a splurge that some have felt denied due to the pandemic. “This dream is encouraging action,” Dalfen says. “Do something to remedy how you are feeling.”
On the other hand, some quarandreamers find themselves living in a tiny, cluttered house.
“Dreams speak in the language of metaphor, so the feelings of being closed in on could be your unconscious mind creating a dream scenario in which you are inspired to break out,” Dalfen says.
Source: “Strangest COVID-19 Side Effect to Date: Real Estate ‘Quarandreams,’” realtor.com® (Sept. 28, 2020)