Buying a house is a significant financial decision. It’s something that most people would want to do right the first time around, as a lot of resources are tied to this investment. At the same time, if you plan to live in your new acquisition for some time, you want to make sure that your new home will be able to suit all your needs and wants, or at least, you’ve been able to carry out the needed renovation before you move in.

Now there are plenty of things to consider when purchasing a new home, such as its location, price, features, and the facilities that are located near the property. It’s also important to consider the Feng Shui of the place. What are the factors that can affect the Feng Shui of the house that you are planning to buy? If you’re still in the market for a property, what characteristics should a house have for it to be considered an ideal candidate for your new home? Uncle Dixer answers such a question from someone who’s looking into buying a house that they can call their home.

Dear Uncle Dixer: My husband’s best direction is west. He is our main breadwinner. We are looking for a new house, but we are finding it very hard to find a house that faces west. Should we absolutely buy a west-facing house that we like or would it still be fine if we buy a house facing another direction?

Also, someone told us to buy only an odd-numbered house. That is making things even harder for us. What could we do? Thank you.

Answer: Your primary consideration should be buying a house you and your husband like. Your choice for a home should be practical in such a way that it’s within your budget and it has all the must-have features that you want for your family’s sanctuary. After finding the ideal home, you can work out the orientation and the number. These things can be taken care of later on.

Remember, the Feng Shui classics have said it very clearly: be practically efficient first, THEN ritually correct.

The ideal and the practical have to come together. While we do not live by bread alone, we still need bread to have a full stomach. Get your priorities straight and work on the practical aspects of your options first, then follow the best practices for Feng Shui later by working with what you have. If you end up buying a house that is ritually correct but is not suited to your needs, then you might simply end up wasting money—and that is bad Feng Shui.

Remember Uncle Dixer’s advice if you need assistance about the Feng Shui of your future home or a property that you want to purchase. It’s a good idea to list down all your requirements for your ideal home, such is its price range, location, safety features, and the profile of the neighbourhood that it belongs to. This will help you narrow down your options to the ones that you’ll likely enjoy living in. If the property closest to your idea of the perfect home has unwanted elements or orientations, then you can work on solving this issue with a Feng Shui expert.

If you want advice that’s tailored to your particular situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a Feng Shui expert. Feng Shui Nexus can also connect you with practitioners based in other locations around the world.