4 Things You Must Consider Before Buying a Home
We’re at the height of the real estate season. When it’s a buyer’s market, buyers can be as picky as they want. But when it’s a seller’s market, sellers can get away with more feng shui no-no’s than usual. Whether you are buying or renting, here are some feng shui tips to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.
Location Location Location
Location is something that feng shui consultants and realtors can agree on. Feng Shui starts with the land. Location should be your first priority as its the one thing you can’t change upon moving in. While realtors may consider location in terms of resell and school zones, feng shui consultants look at location in terms of energy. Avoid neighborhoods with negative or stagnant energy.
Examples of negative energy include rushing traffic, train tracks, utility or cell phone towers, cemeteries, dilapidated or abandoned structures, run-down homes, stray dogs, or anything undesireable. Your subconscious mind sees these energy drainers every time leaving and coming home. Even if it seems like a good deal, over time, these negative energies wear on your physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Look for a home with a welcoming front door entry. Until you become famous, avoid homes where the front door is hidden or not obvious. This detracts from adequate chi flow entering the home and prevents opportunities from knocking at your door.
Square or Rectangular Floor Plan
Notice what the footprint of the home is. Unless it has a killer courtyard, avoid homes with an “L” shape or other shape other than square or rectangle. An irregular shaped floor plan oftentimes results from add-ons and renovations. This can disrupt the energy and you may end up missing your Wealth Corner, Love Corner, or some other aspect of your life.
They say it takes us about 5 seconds to intuitively know if we like someone the first time we meet them. This too is the case with homes. Notice what your first impression is. Do you want to stay in the home longer, or you can’t wait to leave? Also notice signs. Maybe you’re met with a dead bird in the yard or a rude neighbor. Or perhaps a rainbow appears overhead. Notice how your body feels. Trust your first impression and don’t try to rationalize your way in or out of it.
Photo by Cindy Tang