Developers find the perfect ally in the Year of the Rooster
An abundance of blessings and good fortune await in the Year of the Rooster.
As lucky stars are believed to bring great financial success and more lucrative investment opportunities in 2017, the rooster’s crow is expected to awaken luck that will generally be much better than that of last year.
“Overall forecast for 2017 is positive. This year, there are a lot of opportunities in terms of financial investment and even in business. Almost everyone has a fair chance of getting more money and luck,” claimed Feng Shui expert Johnson Chua.
In an interview with Inquirer Property, Chua disclosed that among the industries that are expected to benefit from the rooster’s auspicious stars will be the construction and real estate sectors, as one of the lucky elements for this year is the earth industry.
“There are a lot of opportunities that await people who are currently engaged in construction development, and the real estate industry. Everything is connecting as there are in fact many investors who are now looking at the country as an investment site,” Chua shared.
“If you’re going to invest in real estate, there’s always that chance that it will greatly appreciate in value. It’s better to invest now when prices are still a bit low,” he added.
Chua, however, cautioned that buyers must know their priorities first before they jump into any major purchase or investment like real estate since this will be a long term commitment on their part.
“You don’t just buy because the opportunity presents itself. More than anything you must be ready to make that commitment,” he explained.
And as with any investment, there are factors that one must first consider before committing to it, according to Chua. In real estate alone, there are a number of basic do’s and don’ts that buyers may want to look into prior to making that big-ticket purchase.
Feng Shui, Chua claimed, is related to practicality. If you’re investing on a land, you must make sure that it is easily accessible as this is said to bring not only good luck, but also good value to your property.
He also advised buyers to avoid, if possible, getting lots that are situated at the end of the road as this could translate to low energy. This is particularly applicable to those buying lots for commercial purposes.
Make sure to choose lots that are located on a higher terrain and avoid those sloping downwards to the road.
Chua explained that in Feng Shui, you will be the last to get the blessings if you’re lower than the road since the heavens will touch the earth before it touches your structure.
For practical reasons, it’s really best to get a property located on an elevated part of your community as this could spare you from the woes and devastation wrought by flooding.
Irregular shaped lots
It’s an old belief that one should only invest in lots that are either square or rectangular in shape and avoid the irregular sized ones as these represent irregular energy.
Chua, however, noted that in Feng Shui, the lot shape is rarely considered because it is the shape of the actual structure that is being considered.
“In Feng Shui, as long as your structure is not irregular, then you’re good. In the modern practice of Feng Shui, the lot energy will depend on the structure’s energy. As long as your house or establishment has a regular shape. then that’s good Feng Shui,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Chua also shared the basic rules of Feng Shui, as he explained what the four celestial guardians are and why these should be taken into account when designing and building a structure.
“In your front there’s the phoenix, and in your back there’s the turtle. On your left is the dragon, and on the right, there’s the tiger. When you say in front is the phoenix, that’s something related to road or big space in front of your house,” Chua explained.
“Thus, if you have a really spacious area at the front of your house, then you can attract the big phoenix that meanwhile attracts opportunities. You see, when you have big roads or spacious front lots, then the phoenix can fly freely and opportunities would also freely come in,” he noted.
This, Chua added, was the reason why many hotels and other similar establishments have big lobbies.
For the back of your structure meanwhile, it would be ideal to have a sturdy wall, which represents strong support, Chua said.
“You see, it’s natural that when you sit down, you want to rest your back on a strong and sturdy support,” he added.
Also being considered under Feng Shui are the different road formations near the structure, and the purpose of investing in a piece of real estate.
“It’s best to avoid dead ends and the other so-called unfavorable road junctions like the Y junction. And in choosing a condominium unit, it all depends on purpose and reason for purchase. If you’re an end user, check the Feng Shui according to your birth date. But if you’re an investor, then check the Feng Shui of the place or the building per se,” he further noted.
In the end, Chua said that Feng Shui should be regarded just as a tool—a guide to somewhat help individuals avoid bad luck and attract good fortune.
“Yes, real estate is a good investment and if you’re a developer, now is really a good time to build, build and build. The economy is growing, investors are coming in and when investors come in they need a place where they can relocate,” Chua said.
“And with tourism likewise seen as a bright spot for the country, then that means demand for hotels and other similar establishments will also follow,” Chua concluded.
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