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Before You Buy A House: Feng Shui Checklist

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Buying a house can be a fascinating experience, even if at times filled with fear and doubts. Applying feng shui to the process of buying a house is a wise investment on many levels - it will give you peace of mind, as well as assure that your house is a good financial investment.

Good feng shui means good energy, and people are always attracted to it! This will sure help with the house sale in the future. Good feng shui also means good health, happiness and prosperity, and are those not the very hopes you have for the new home?

This easy feng shui checklist will assure you make the right choice. Study it well.

1. LOCATION, NEIGHBORHOOD and LOT PLACEMENT

In feng shui, the real estate notion of location takes a deeper meaning as it deals with the quality of energy entering your home. Be sure your house receives good energy from its surroundings - a clean street, good neighbours, no Sha Chi from nearby structures, no sloping land behind the house, etc.

In general feng shui terms, you want the house to have breathing room, and classical feng shui positioning of a house on a lot is when the backyard is slightly larger than the front yard. You also want good backing (classical mountain in feng shui) as well as a good min-tang - good energy and view in front of the house.

 

2. STRONG FRONT DOOR

The front door is very important in feng shui as this is how the house receives its Chi, or energy nourishment. Feng shui-wise, people start looking right away at the feng shui direction of the house to see if it fits one of the lucky feng shui directions for the family members. While this is always a good idea, do not forget to look at all the elements of a strong feng shui front door - its size and proportion in relationship to the rest of the house, as well as the pathway that leads to it. Sometimes you can change a bad feng shui pathway with easy landscaping, and sometimes you just can't - be mindful about it.

 

3. FRONT DOOR - BACK DOOR, and ALL OTHER DOORS

Once you are past the inspection of the outside feng shui of a home, as well as are happy with the energy of the front door, time to step in and check where this good feng shui energy is going. Does the house have a front door - back door alignment? Unless you plan to renovate the house and change the positioning of the back door, it is wise to avoid a house with direct doors alignment. The same feng shui principle, but to a lesser degree, applies to all doors in the house. As a feng shui rule of thumb, no direct door alignment is good, as it creates a strong rush of Chi, thus a loss of good energy.

 

4. MAIN ENTRANCE and ENTRYWAY

How well the house is able to maintain and nourish good energy is much determined by what is happening in the main entryway. What do you see as soon as you come into the house? Assuming you do not see the back door right away, what else is there that would be a potential bad feng shui set-up? Do you face a wall as soon as you come in? Is there a staircase facing the front door? A bathroom door or a closet door? An upstairs bathroom right above the front door? Unless you plan a major renovation, these are all important factors to consider when looking for a good feng shui home.

 

5. ROOM POSITIONING: KITCHEN, BEDROOMS, BATHROOMS

The floor plan is obviously one of the first things you look at when buying a new home. However, what exactly are you looking for, what is your criteria for a good feng shui floor plan? What is the best location for a good feng shui kitchen? A good feng shui bedroom? What do you know about bad feng shui bathrooms and how to remedy their negative effects? What should you avoid in the center of a house?

Do read this article carefully and make the necessary notes to be sure you understand all 5 points and are approaching your house hunting in a feng shui-literate way.

 

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