I am frequently asked to help people make the decision on whether or not to buy a particular home or property. A home is likely the most expensive and most important investment you will ever make, so it is crucial that you take into consideration all aspects of the purchase, not the least of which is the Feng Shui of that space.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to consider Feng Shui whether you are buying a home. Whether you are planning to spend a short time or many years in a location, there are a host of factors that can influence whether or not you will be successful and happy in a particular place, and just because it “looks good” doesn’t mean it is going to be the right home for you.
There are an abundance of Feng Shui factors involved in determining which home is best for you and your family. An in-depth analysis is based on calculations involving the age of the home, the compass directions of the home, the front door orientation, and your personal birth information. While it is best to leave those calculations up to an expert (such as Yours Truly), there are things you can do to “weed out” potential problem homes before you go to the next step and get ready to commit to a purchase.
Home Buying Tips
1. Avoid homes with “missing pieces”. If you are looking down from a bird’s eye view, you want to have a home that is as close to a square or rectangle as possible. This is known as the “footprint” of a home. Odd angles and cut outs in the footprint of a home can spell big problems in various life areas such as career, marriage, and wealth.
2. Find out as much as possible about the previous occupants. Were they happy and successful? Did they experience good health and positive relationships? If there has been a particularly unfortunate history in a home, it may be best to avoid it.
3. How do you feel when you step inside? We almost always have a “gut” feeling when it comes to a home. A negative first impression or feeling is one that should be trusted. If you don’t like something about a home that can’t be changed, instead of getting “used to it” it will only bother you more and more over time. Keep looking for a better choice.
4. Where is the house situated on the street? T Junctions, intersections and cul de sacs can pose possible issues with the Feng Shui of the home.
5. What is the neighborhood like? If you don’t like your surroundings, you are never going to feel good about your home, and the only way to solve this problem is to move again. Be sure the area that you are choosing a neighborhood feels good to you.
There are many, many other Feng Shui considerations when purchasing a home. But these simple suggestions will get you thinking about your home purchase in a different way. When you have found one you really love, then it is time to have me conduct a professional analysis of the home to make sure it is the best home for you it can possibly be. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I hear back two or three years later from people that did not take my advice and moved into a home I had warned them about, only to discover how negatively the home impacted their lives. Needless to say, they become firm believers in Feng Shui after such an experience and would never buy a home again that did not have good Feng Shui. Patience is a virtue…especially when looking for a new home. In turn you will be rewarded with a space that will bring comfort and joy to you and your loved ones for years to come.