Here are a few tips to keep in mind when looking at properties. In feng shui, the condition and quality of your exterior landscape and environment is more important than the interior design or environment of your home.
Look for the classic ‘armchair position’ which indicates the presence of all the four celestial animals on your property. These are namely, the Black Turtle in the back, the White Tiger on the right, the Green Dragon on the left and the Red Phoenix in the front of the property. The contours and landscape of your land will indicate the presence or absence of auspicious qi energy.
Investigate the neighborhood before buying. Avoid surprises, especially negative ones. Man made structures such as buildings and roads represent the mountains, hills and roads in ancient China and need to be carefully analyzed. Try to avoid buying a property that is close to yin energy; and regular shaped lots are preferable than irregular ones.