Buying a House
A Feng Shui Checklist

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So your home loan has been approved, your savings are in check and you're ready to make a downpayment.

You have the budget, now you just need to pick just the right place.

Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy and practice that is used to create balance and harmonize energy with surrounding environments. It might be good to be aware and consider this teaching when looking for a property to invest in to give you peace of mind.

As there are many schools of Feng Shui, we have compiled a checklist to give you a good framework to work with and avoid negative spaces.

Download this PDF checklist to bring along with you when hunting for the right property.

How are the surrounding elements?

Pay attention to how you feel in the space. Feng Shui literally means wind and water in Mandarin so for good feng shui, these two elements in the area should be calm but not stagnant.

With that in mind, you should look at the flow of all forms in the area, including traffic flow which is the modern-day water flow.

Not too big not too cramped

A home too big with too many empty spaces is just asking for unwanted clutter, guests and illnesses to fill it up. In contrary, a home too small could result in tension and an uptight atmosphere.

For the shape, go for square or rectangle homes. Avoid any missing corners or strange angles.

Start with the entrance

Your front entrance is very important because it is where the house absorbs most of the "chi" or energy. When energy is circulated well, the home dwellers will experience higher levels of well being.

For a good flow of energy, the main entrance should not be blocked by a wall, another door or have a staircase directly in front of it.

What’s the history?

Make sure you learn the history of the house. Is the house new? Find out why the owner is selling the property. Energy lingers so be sure to ask questions.

Warning: Avoid!

The following are some things you will want to avoid, in or surrounding the property.

They either have a "sha qi"/"attacking" energy or a "si chi"/"draining" energy.


  • Hospitals
  • Government establishments
  • Police stations
  • Places of worship
  • Cemeteries
  • Being the smallest house
  • Being the lonely tall house
  • Electric poles
  • Septic tanks and stagnant bodies of water