10 Feng Shui Tips for House Buying

Ideally, a Feng Shui home would be designed and build to take advantage of existing forms, time and facing.  Otherwise, we are just dealing with what we get when we are looking at already built homes and communities.  With that in mind, we can use some general guidelines in finding a home that conforms with standard Feng Shui principals.

These tips are based on forms only, and do not represent a directional qi map that is used to determine the best spot to place a desk or bed, or for that matter, the building itself.  This procedure would be done with a compass and Feng Shui charts.

1. A square house is preferred.

2. The front door should be in the front and centred.

3. The house should look symmetrical.

4. Garages should be on the back or side of the house.

5. There should be support at the back and sides (buildings and/or mountains).

6. There should be nothing pointing at the house.

7. The style of the house should fit in with its surroundings.

8. The lot should be level and square.

9. There should be a spacious entrance with no trees or poles in front of the door.

10. Not near industrial, commercial or hydro facilities or structures.

Gayle Smith is a sales representative with Century 21 Innovative Realty Inc. in Toronto. She is also a FSRC Certified Feng Shui Practitioner. 


  1. Kevin - Moncton REALTOR® 07/24/2010 at 4:11 AM

    Thank you for this post! This Chinese belief or what they call feng shui in buying a home is good. But it really depends on the person who believes in it. Some may believe, but some won’t. In buying a house, what is really important is the feeling of being at home. The feeling where the house owner gets satisfied with what they have. The satisfaction that brings joy to their living. Also in buying a home there are allot of things to be considered such as the budget, the location, the arrangement (which your feng shui tips could be applied), the legal stuff to be arranged and the most important part which is the satisfaction that it will bring to the person who will live in it. For the buyer to achieve those things, they will need help from experts such as REALTORS®. These people will guide them on these things. A plus factor if the REALTOR® knows feng shui. Again, thank you for this post!

  2. Bhumika 09/07/2010 at 5:15 AM

    Thanks for giving these feng shui house tips buying... it really help us.

  3. Vastu consultant 09/08/2010 at 2:27 AM

    Hey..... good blog i read it, nice tips for house buying about Feng Shui......... Thanks lot,,,,,,,,

  4. Mike simon 12/10/2010 at 11:26 PM

    It's a great tips for buying home by Feng Sui , i'm impressed a lot.
    And i'm going to implement this into my dream of buying home.

  5. Annette 12/27/2010 at 10:26 PM

    Thanks for your tips...they will prove helpful in my next purchase. :)

  6. dapatel 06/27/2011 at 12:19 AM

    The most important aspect of Vaastu is to reduce the effect of negative forces and to increase the effect of positive forces....... very usefull article...
    Thanks for giving these feng shui house tips....

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