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
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