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Useful tips for first time buyers


The rooster is coming and it’s set to usher in luck and prosperity.

For many feng shui experts, the Year of the Rooster, which officially starts on January 28, is expected to offer a more promising year, marked by a healthier and more lucrative economy and increased financial favors that will contribute to the stability of businesses and individuals alike.


It is also expected that throughout the year, conflicts between individuals will decline and gatherings and group activities will become a more common sight.


And while many await the arrival of the rooster with much positivity and hope, feng shui experts are quick to remind that due diligence and care must still be put in practice. Simply put, one cannot just jump and make a major decision or investment without thoroughly weighing his or her options.

Thus, for those looking at investing in a new home, here are a few tips from WOFS.COM that you might find truly useful. started in 1998 as the first online feng shui magazine, but has since grown into an extensive feng shui resource and portal offering everything to do with the fabulous living skill of feng shui.

Founded by world best-selling writer and expert on feng shui Lillian Too and daughter Jennifer Too, its aim is to make feng shui more accessible to both the layperson whose interest in feng shui is just budding, and to the seasoned feng shui practitioner.

Survey the surroundings: As the first step, it is always important to survey the surroundings of your land carefully, taking note of waterways, lakes, and mountain ranges surrounding your land, said.

As a general rule, your land should allow your home to be positioned in a way where mountainous hillocks appear behind your home and waterways appear in front of your home. Having mountains behind your home form your auspicious Black Tortoise, bringing you support in everything that you do – for your career, your business and relationships.


Thus, homes that are well-supported by mountains always benefit its occupants by attracting opportunities to increase their power, rank and status. You must also take note of any yin locations that could ruin your good feng shui, and avoid buying plots of land that are near them. Such places include dumpsters, landfills, sewer ponds, cemeteries and hospitals.

Select a regular shaped piece of land: When it comes to good feng shui, it is always more auspicious to live on a plot of land that is regular-shaped, like a square or rectangle.

However, a trapezium-shaped land is also acceptable, according to

If the choices of land you have are trapezium, try to select one where the “mouth” of the land is smaller than the pouch behind. Land with this formation brings the favorable aspect of wealth accumulation luck.

It is said that land with a small mouth and big pouch can accumulate wealth, while land with a small pouch and big mouth will cause your expenses to become so large that you find it difficult to accumulate assets in the long term.

Still, a trapezium-shaped piece of land is better than one that is shaped as a triangle as this symbolizes the element of Fire–not advisable as the base on which your house is built. A triangular piece of land is said to create “missing corners” which denote missing luck.

Deep is better than wide: The Chinese believe that luck should extend for at least three generations, or better still, five generations. Hence old Chinese houses are built with many compartments of depth, symbolising luck that runs long and deep, said.

Your land should also mimic this philosophy and be as long and deep as possible, as opposed to being shallow and wide. Shallow and wide pieces of land suggest luck that is not long-lasting or luck that fizzles out quickly. A long and deep piece of land also allows you to position your home in a way that creates an auspicious “bright hall” effect, letting good vibrant chi collect and settle in front of your house.

Avoid land that slopes backwards: Land that has been carved out of hills and undulating meadows tend to come with varying gradients. A gentle slope can help chi to flow and meander but steep slopes are generally bad news, according to

Refrain from buying a piece of land where the back of the land slopes downwards, as this always denotes missed opportunities. When the back of the house falls away, it symbolizes that the Black Tortoise is missing and you will find it difficult to gain support for anything you try to achieve, and obstacles will prevent you from elevating your status.

Slopes can be beneficial if the left side of your home is slightly higher than your right–especially if your home can be positioned to face a cardinal direction such as North, South, East or West.

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When in doubt, opt for a flat piece of land as this is the safest choice, since it can give you flexibility to activate landscape feng shui through the clever positioning of trees and plants.

(Source: https://www.wofs. com)

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