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As the real estate market improves, I find myself property-scouting with clients more and more often for properties to buy and live in. But how to buy a good Feng Shui house “as is” is rather complicated, mostly because Feng Shui was only introduced to the U.S. on a large scale very recently; hence, most houses were not designed with keeping Feng Shui principles in mind.
Therefore, overall most of the houses I have seen so far will need corrections in one way or another. It could be on a cosmetic level (colors, materials, furniture layout, etc.) or on a structural level (open a new door or close an old one, change a master bedroom, etc.) but either way, creating a good Feng Shui house from an existing house where Feng Shui was not taken into account requires a little bit of work. It is, however, also easier and less time consuming to do than trying to find the perfect Feng Shui house “ready to go” without having to do any corrections at all. Let’s face it: that is statistically probably one-in-a-thousand and being optimistic. (NOTE: although I may know more then you about Feng Shui, I still have to do the same growling search when buying a property for myself or my family, and seriously, there is no short cut – unfortunally).
So, how to buy a good Feng Shui house, or next best thing, how to do you end up with one?
Three of the most common consultations I am asked to do are:
1) Inspect a Property Before it’s Purchased (to ensure it is a worthwhile building). Some properties need more corrections than others, with an obvious increase in budget to do the corrections. During a pre-purchase inspection I inform my clients on what is needed to be done and they can then get a quote for its implementation BEFORE acquiring the property. This is the most effective way to financially plan your purchase and your Feng Shui improvements all at once. This is done during escrow, or, preferably, before making an offer, which can save you the escrow’s associated costs on the wrong property.
2) Move-In Consultation. This is done after the property has been purchased and happens sometime between the closing of escrow and the moment you get the moving truck at your door. During this time I visit the premises and make recommendations in terms of colors, materials, and furniture layout so when the truck actually delivers your items the walls are already painted in the right colors and you know where to place your main furniture. This is by far the most popular consultation.
3) Renovation Consulting. This is often also done after the property has been purchased and is most needed when the property in question is very old or is in unsuitable condition, or the new owner simply wants to do some structural upgrades to it before moving in. This consultation is more complex than #2 and it could be more extensive and require a larger budget. It will probably involve an architect, or a designer or contractor of some kind as well. This is also the most affective and least expensive way to change the energy of a property by incorporating the Feng Shui corrections during the redesign stage.
What is your situation? Are you buying a new house for yourself and your family? Are you curious to know how to improve your new (or existing) house? We can provide in-person consultations as well as long-distance consultations (thanks to the latest technology resources with satellite views of the property and screen-sharing video meetings) and assist you while you are buying your new home, or move into it (or plan to improve it).
Let me know how we can help you turn your new home into a good, great Feng Shui home. Email me directly at Dr.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a designer, architect, realtor or other design professional or Feng Shui enthusiast interested in learning more about Feng Shui to offer this service to your clients, check out our Advanced Feng Shui for Architecture, Design, and Landscape program. This new webinar course (live video and screen-sharing) start on September 29 and you are welcome to join us! Click here for details.
I am in London this week and took some time to go visit St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle, where most Royal ancestors are buried, including Henry VIII (Elizabeth I’s father), Victoria’s closest ancestral lineage (all in a closed-to-the –public underground volt, I know, very gothic) and the current Queen, Elizabeth II’s, father and grandfather. Given the worldwide impact that these Queens have had in their long mandates – unique for longevity and historical effects – I can’t but wonder how much of it was due to the Feng Shui of their ancestor’s grave site, know in the industry as Yin House Feng Shui.
Although most people may not care much for dead Royals – not much gossips, I guess – for a Feng Shui Master like myself it is a priceless case study in the effects of Yin House Feng Shui, a very complicated and unusual branch of Scientific Feng Shui that deals with the positioning of a gravesite for the benefit of the deceased’s descendants. A big deal if you are an aging ruling leader concern with the fate of your empire.
However, since Feng Shui was not know in the West until the late 20th century, it is safe to assume that the destiny befell upon the Royals—as everybody else who doesn’t plan with Feng Shui—was an “accident” based on the location of the gravesites of their ancestors. (Note: In the enclosed picture, the black memorial stone in the middle of the chapel near the black and white checkered pavement is Henry VIII grave.)
Intriguing how such “randomness” creates all sorts of effect on people’s lives, and more so when such people are decision makers and leaders, and their lives have effects on major historical events. For example: all three Queens were legitimate heiress, however, they also were not the most direct candidates for the throne. And yet, history twisted and turned greatly to eventually lead them there. Pure randomness??? What fascinating circumstances to study!
So, with dark stormy clouds at the horizon (in true English Gothic fashion) and carrying my best compass, I hopped with a friend on the train bound for Windsor and “grilled” the willing docents available about each grave, date of burial, coffin’s orientation, and their relation to either current or past rulers.
Truth to be told, all the docents were extremely pleasant and willing to navigate me though the intricacies of British history and family trees for several hours. Hence, I have now gathered enough material for a long, long intricate case study analysis that will keep me occupied for months and I am expecting it will be extremely interesting as it unfolds.
After getting all my information straightened out and the compass orientations marked down, my friend and I began making our way back to London. However, once outside we got caught in the middle of a major storm that made it impossible to walk on the slippery cobblestone street towards the small town train station, so we decided to stop for lunch at a local pub that could trace its roots back to the time of Henry VIII.
Coincidentally, that proved to be a wise decision since while we were having lunch lightening struck twice on the rail road tracks that we were going to be on, sending the entire line into shut down mode. Luckily we were warm and cozy in the pub and made our way back to London later in the day once the line was restored. Could it have possibly been divine intervention via the “Royal ghosts” that had us held up safely in a “Royal Pub” rather than sitting in danger on the tracks due to the adverse natural elements? In true English Romantic-Gothic fashion we’d like to think so! Specially becasue after all that, we found ourselves “delivered” safe and sound by the Royal Albert Hall, right in front of Price Albert monument.
If you are interested in learning more about Yin House Feng Shui we’ll cover that portion of material in our Feng Shui Mastery Program in 2015. But due to the complexity of the material covered we recommend that you first complete our foundation class, Advanced Feng Shui for Architecture (available as a 12 Week Live or 12 Video program) and our Feng Shui Mastery Program (Mastery 1, Mastery 2 and Mastery 3 specifically). These classes will provide you with the knowledge necessary to take on Yin Feng Shui information. You can visit our website at www.fengshuiarch.com for more information and to fill out the registration forms related to all our classes.
I look forward to sharing my findings about the Royal ancestors in St. George’s Chapel with you in our classes!
Considering the current real estate situation, to have good Feng Shui or bad Feng Shui can make a significant difference in how fast or slow the process goes. This doesn’t mean that a good Feng Shui house can sell significantly above its market value (although most times they do because they naturally attract more people), but it will sell faster than those with bad Feng Shui.
Those on the market for a long time are those needing most “fixing.” The good news is that fixing can be done BEFORE or AFTER the sale. This is the purpose of Feng Shui: fix properties that have bad Feng Shui and make it good. Since most houses are NOT designed following Feng Shui principles, they need improvements. Some more, some less, but they all do.
This leads us to the crucial question: how safe is it to buy a house in short sale or foreclosure? And HOW do we buy a property that isn’t going to be bad for us?
The answer is: you really do not know for sure unless you take a qualified Feng Shui Master with you when scouting for property.
Only a well-trained Feng Shui Master can evaluate the property accurately and recommend effective corrections so that you won’t have the same problem as the previous owners. I suggest having the visit BEFORE acquiring the property so that you’ll be able to evaluate the extent of the improvements necessary to turn it from bad to good (and decide if it is worth it, or if it is better for you to move on to the next building – which may still be foreclosing, but may need less expensive improvements).
I know all too well the emotional attachment that people can feel towards a property they like, especially if it comes with a VERY convenient sticker price. For many years I have conducted pre-purchase and pre-lease consultations with clients who knew the advantages of following my recommendations-– or the disadvantages of not following them.
So, in this vastly populated market, how do we know what’s good and what’s not?
The rule of thumb in the past has ALWAYS been, “If a house is in foreclosure it means it has some deeply rooted Feng Shui problems.” Such problems have caused the previous owners to be vulnerable (to the state of the economy, poor decision making, drop in income, divorce, fatal health issue, you name it) so that their Qi (personal energy) hasn’t been supported and/or neither has their livelihood.
I often heard it referred to as the “previous owner’s curse” and prospect buyers would shy away from buying a real estate property fearing the “bad karma” created from purchasing a house where somebody else had suffer a misfortune (i.e. a foreclosure). As romantic as this notion may seem, people’s energy can be released from a building very easily. That’s not the real problem.
But mostly the reason of the misfortune is rooted in Feng Shui problems, and if not addressed they will still effect occupant after occupant until they are corrected. When corrected, the house is now turned into a good Feng Shui house where you will live comfortably and successfully, and will be easier to sell when you decide to.
There are a variety of situations-– some problems are caused by the design, some by the orientation, some by the lay-out– and addressing each individually is difficult in a short article such as this. The solution can be as simple as switching the bedrooms, using more appropriate colors (they really depend on the year of construction of the building), or as complicated as doing some structural renovation (luckily this last option is extremely rare). It really depends on what you’re starting with. The same idea applies to any kind of building, commercial or residential. That is why a well-trained Feng Shui Master can assist you in making more informed decisions and a better investment.
In any case, if you’re planning to buy a house that has been foreclosed on (or a business that is in trouble), I REALLY suggest you also plan to budget for Feng Shui improvements. Buying a new property is a big investment, so you should think of Feng Shui as your helper to make it a good, productive investment. In the long run, Feng Shui will save you a lot of money and aggravations.
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If you desire to learn about Feng Shui for Realtors and how it relates to selling real estate in Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley, then this class is for you !
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1pm – 4 pm
1070 E. Green Street, suite 100, Pasadena CA 91106
(Registrations are open to non-members, see details below)
Please join us for this exceptional presentation by Feng Shui Master Simona F. Mainini, Dr. Arch. on how to use this ancient technology and belief system to add value to your listings and to gain insights in your clients requests. In this 3-hour informal workshop, Dr. Mainini will unveil for you this seemingly mysterious discipline and teach you how to use it to your advantage and to best benefit your clients and your real estate business.
Dr. Mainini will cover:
- How Feng Shui was created
- The mechanics of how it works and how to use it
- What clients mean when they request it
- How important is it to them
- How to address bad Feng Shui features
- How to emphasize good Feng Shui features
- What it can do for your clients
- What it can do for you as realtor
Learn home and room design layout, and their importance to harmony.
Understand landscaping do’s and don’ts, as well has neighborhood layout and placement.
The importance of light, individual room layouts, colors, numbers, mirrors, ceiling designs, wearing of shoes, water, stairs, myths, floor plans and so much more!
Culture sensitivity accompanied with Feng Shui knowledge will lead to greater sales and income!
After the presentation Dr. Mainini will have a Q&A session, so make sure you bring all your questions. For more information, please visit www.pfar.org
FENG SHUI FOR REALTORS
Tuesday April 8, 2014 1pm-4 pm
1070 E. Green Street, suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91106
To register: call 626 795 2455 (office hours 8.30 am – 4.30 pm)
Registration is open to non-members $55
RSVP and pre-registration required as seating is limited
As per my live presentation few weeks ago, Friday January 31st is when the New Chinese Year kicks in. Between then and the Spring Stand (February 5th), the old energy of 2013 will leave completely your house and the new energy, 2014 Wood Horse, will start effecting your life.
Here are some quick tips on how to attract as much of this new energy as possible (and if you have missed my presentation on how set up your house with it, you can review the video here)
1) Old, broken or unused got to go: everything in your life that is irreparably broken – objects especially – need to be repaired of discarded. Appliances, clothes, furniture, car, old papers are “breaking” your energy every time you attempt to use it and can’t. So if they cannot be repaired, they need to be replaced with working ones. I know you think is not that easy, but as I am typing this, I am actually clearing all my file cabinets in my office. Easy? No! But it feels great when it is done and you’ll experience your energy raising exponentially as you make your way to the garbage bin.
2) Early Spring Cleaning: after removing any broken or unused object it is time to do a good spring cleaning. I am not going to be to particular about this. If you are very neat and want to do the proverbial toothbrush cleaning go right ahead. If you do not have a time and you want to do a vacuum-dust off cleaning that is fine too. No matter what, as you do it, you are cleaning AND shaking the energy in the space, allowing it to flow more. And because you have make space by getting rid of old stuff, that will have a “vacuum” effect in attracting new 2014 energy to fill up the space. As I am also experiencing it right now, I promise you’ll feel the difference immediately.
3) Rearrange your furniture: Everybody’s house is different. I just turned the room from where I broadcast my classes around to have better concentration with my students this year. As I have explained in my live presentation, different “energy” are going to occupy different areas this year and so you can rearrange the furniture to spend more time in the section of your house with better energy. I need to refer you again to that video because it address them all in details. You can find it here here
Have fun and enjoy bringing in more luck for 2014!