Real Estate Feng Shui - Some Simple Tips
Have you ever come across a house that simply didn't feel right or felt like it had bad vibes to it? I get that a lot of times! I must be psychic or something-- I mean it's kind of creeping me out but what I do is just to shrug it off and pretend that nothing is happening to me. Yikes. But. Eastern culture has taken over the West, so you might know by know how feng shui has become big in North America.
Sometimes, feng shui signs aren't very obvious, though, so here are some simple tips on what makes for good and bad real estate feng shui.
The first thing that you need to remember when it comes to real estate feng shui is that it is all about location. Think about it. A house's condition and price can always be changed, but its location cannot. As such, this is where you should always begin.
Who were the previous owners?
If you plan on moving into a house that was preowned, it would be good feng shui if the owners left because they got promoted, wanted a bigger house or won a lot of money in the lottery. I think it's also the same for houses which were won at open houses or at auctions. Luck, indeed.
What does the lot look like?
A rectangular or square lot or any lot that is wider in the back is considered to be good feng shui. Conversely, reverse pie lots are considered to be bad feng shui.
Is there a cul-de-sac?
If there is a cul-de-sac to the road where your potential house is, then make sure it isn't at the T intersection because that would be bad feng shui. Besides, if you choose to live there, you will end up living through a ton of headlight glares at night.
Are there fire hydrants nearby?
If there are fire hydrants nearby, make sure they aren't exactly in front of the house that you are looking at. This happens to represent the washing away of a person's wealth.
Where are the bedrooms?
Generally speaking, bedrooms should never be located above the kitchen, laundry room or garage. Aside from that, beds shouldn't share a wall with a bathroom, either. Also, master bedrooms should face the north with the bed's back onto the south wall facing the north. Beds should never have mirrors beside or across them, either.
Where are the bathrooms?
As for the bathrooms, they should never be located above the kitchen or dining room. Otherwise, leaks could end up all over your food and dining area if an accident happens.
Where is the home office?
If you plan on having a home office in your new house, then you should place it in the Southeastern part of the house. This is because the morning sun tends to bring good energy into the room, while the South sun tends to bring daytime sunlight into the room to ensure that you remain full of energy during the day.
What is the flow like?
The front door of the house shouldn't directly open up to a stairwell nor should it directly face the back door. This will merely make all of the positive energy that comes in leave the minute it comes into the house.
Overall, the goal of feng shui is to balance out every aspect in your life by creating a positive and good environment at home. Just make sure that you find a house in a good location and you can change the rest as needed. I wish you luck, and yes-- lots and lots of it.
Please email the Misbehavin' Librarian if you have more feng shui tips! Contact me at KaraAWithrow@dayrep.com!