House Hunting - Can or Cannot Buy - FAQ
House Hunting: Can or Cannot Buy?
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Please note that the term `house' used in this FAQ refers to any type of housing e.g. terrace, semi-detached, bungalow, HDB & executive, apartments / condominiums and any other properties that are on sale in Singapore.
I am looking for either a brand new or a good second-hand resale house. How do I go about finding a house that has good Feng Shui that suits my whole family members?
From past experience, this is one is the biggest headache for any family members. A new house is our the greatest capital expenditure and most of us intend to try to find what we feel is a good or excellent house. But often, we end up at a lost or end up not finding any suitable house. Or if we do, we are not too sure if it suits us or has good Feng Shui.
Try to find out the reason why the owner wanted to sell their house?
Always try to find out the reason why the owners wanted to sell their house? It would be nice to hear if the owners are upgrading e.g. to a condominium unit. (A comforting thought although it may not necessarily mean that the house is suitable to you or your family members).
However, if we learn otherwise e.g. the owners ran into financial problems or divorce cases, it is also best in such cases to have a second consideration of such a house before hastily committing to the purchase.
Can I bring my family members to check on the house?
Yes! Bring along all your family members if you can! Preferably, take it as a family outing. Get the reaction from each family member about their impression of the house.
What are things we can look for when buying a house?
Protect, protect, protect! Here, stand at the main entrance door and look out of the house. Do the same at each bedroom window. Look out for any poison arrows in the form of the edge of another building or a temple, a hospital or a lamp post slicing thru the main door or window. In many of such situations, it can be corrected. However, some of the corrections may not be practical all the time. For example, it would imply e.g. using a curtain or blind to block the view (permanently).
Are there any significance in missing corners or protrusions in a house?
Click here to learn the significance of missing corners or protrusions in a house.
Where possible, try to buy a house that has few or no missing corner(s) or protrusion(s). In general, houses with rectangular shape are considered to be `better' houses.
How about the toilet location?
We cannot normally change the toilet location. And since toilet has a `water' position, the wrong placement of the toilet can cause financial problems to the owners. This is particularly true if the toilet is located at the centre-point of the house.
Where possible, the toilet should share an external wall of the house. The toilet should also not be next to the main entrance or above it. These are very inauspicious locations and unfortunately, difficult to cure unless it is relocated to another area. Avoid purchasing such a house if you can.
What is `Quantum Leap' in Feng Shui?
You can say that `excellent houses' are rare indeed! You must be considered very lucky to find such houses.
Case Study 1
The characteristics of such a house is the `Receive Position'. Where your house is ready to receive luck. In the picture below, (at the expense of your neighbours).
Case Study 2
In particular, if you are purchasing a HDB flat, do look out for units arranged in the following layout:-
Did you see the good units in the above illustration? You will notice that the good units are showered with good luck or in a similar "Receive position".
Other Case Studies
And many other case studies in the Singapore Property Review.
Are these all the tips on finding a good house?
No, certainly not. You can say that the above tips are just a `tip off the ice-berg'. But these are some of the most common pitfalls which you and your family can becareful of.
Do you have any FREE resources on your website to help us find a good house?
Yes, Geomancy.net has the largest collection of Free Feng Shui Resources on the Internet. Here are some of the free services provided in our website:-
When you were finding your own house how do you do it?
We are all aware that placing a deposit on a choice house has to be a `quick process!' Any minute wasted and our dream house is lost forever to others!
"This report was first devised specifically for our own use particularly to find good houses/apartments fast.
In Singapore, we all are aware that new housing developments get `snapped' up very fast just within a few minutes/hours or even a day. When Robert first wrote this report, we were at that time looking for a `choice' unit for our elder brother in a new development.
Initially, as this is an early launch, he brought along his notebook. This report was generated first and it helped us to greatly narrow down the `choice' units. After which, within a matter of minutes, we focused on one or two units that suited him. Next, we generated the Flying Star House Report. Immediately after analysing and deciding on a unit, he managed to book the unit.
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Overview of the Three (3) Options
[1.] Off-site Can or Cannot Buy: Eyeing a few units - Which unit is better for me?
1 unit is = $188/-. 2 units = $288/-. Maximum is 3 units = $356/-.
What is needed?
2. All family member's Name / Gender / Western Date n Time of Birth (if Lunar must clearly as such) Name western is fine as this is for Feng Shui not name analysis.
3. Confirm breadwinner: usually the male breadwinner
3.1. Layout plan. For newer condos site plan is readily available. As need to check on compass direction.
[2.] On-site Can or Cannot Buy: Review of a Re-Sale Home
First try to find out with the agent the owner/tenant's preference.
[3.] Off-site Can or Cannot buy by Ranking of Bedroom Type: Brand New and my selection depends on my queue/ballot number! Let me identify the Good, the Bad & the Ugly for You.
1. Fee for this service is $288/- for the ranking of a specific bedroom type. 3 Days non-urgent.
2. For example, all 5-bedrooms in this development: HDB Sunshine Gardens.
3 The advantage of this is by the time it reach your turn, you have a quick means of hopefully selecting the next best stack/unit.
For Off-site review, please check for availability. Normal is 3 days often, most of the time I can complete the review within 48 hours provided all necessary information and birth-dates are provided in a timely manner. However, one can never know if there are unexpected contingencies. Thus on record this service commitment is 4 days for normal service.
If you need an URGENT review, please state clearly before Quote.
Flow Chart of the Three Options
Question: What do you need from me?
1. All family member's Name / Gender / Western Date n Time of Birth (if Lunar must clearly as such) Name western is fine as this is for Feng Shui not name analysis.
2. Confirm breadwinner: usually the male breadwinner
2.1. Layout plan.
3. Whatsapp or
Let me know once u emailed so that I can monitor it.
謝謝 Cecil Lee, Geomancy.net
And Time of birth can be given between:
1 to 2.59; am or pm
3 to 4.59; am or pm
5 to 6.59; am or pm
7 to 8.59; am or pm
9 to 10.59 am or pm
Cannot be between 2pm to 5pm thus should be either:-
[ ] 1pm to 2.59pm or
[ ] 3pm to 4.59pm
Terms: For Off-site Option 1 and 2: Payment is in-advance.
P.S. Note: It is not compulsory to furnish a copy of the layout plan under the On-site 1 visit service = Nice-to, if you can do so.
Check out more details below
[1.] Off-site Can or Cannot Buy: Eyeing a few units
[2.] On-site Can or Cannot Buy: Review of a Re-Sale Home
[3.] Off-site Can or Cannot buy by Ranking of Bedroom Type: Brand New and my selection depends on my queue/ballot number! Let me identify the Good, the Bad & the Ugly for You
[4.] Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Can or Cannot Buy: Finding a Good Home Kit
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