Here in Vancouver, real estate is serious business.
An average two-story home is currently selling for more than $.1.27 million. Roughly 30% of the local real estate market is linked to Chinese money.
This real estate market is well aware of how good Feng Shui can make or break a sale with Chinese investors.
This week, I want to describe what good Feng Shui looks like, and I’ll use the Vancouver real estate scene as an example.
Last week I introduced you to the concept of Qi and the fact that although Qi is invisible, one can detect Qi by effect.
Can you guess why Vancouver real estate is such a great natural example of detecting Qi by effect? It all starts with location.
There is a saying in Feng Shui that says 70% of the energy inside any building is determined by location. My experience over the last 20 years has taught me this true.
A nutritionist will tell you “We are what we eat.” A Buddhist will say “We are what we think.”
And as a Feng Shui Expert, I say, “We are the Qi we live in.”
From a Feng Shui perspective, Vancouver’s thriving real estate market has great Qi due to the fact of its location by mountains and water and surrounding islands.
One of the most obvious effects of good Qi (and good Feng Shui) is wealth.
For example, on a macro level, Vancouver’s housing market is strong and has stayed strong despite global recessions. Vancouver has consistently ranked as one of the top worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.
The most expensive areas to live in Vancouver are located in West Vancouver, the British Properties and near the water on the West Side. Housing in these areas is easily double, if not triple the price of housing in Richmond (no mountains and flat), main Vancouver and North Vancouver.
From a Feng Shui perspective, it is easy to see why West Vancouver properties are so much more expensive. Take a look at these pictures to see what I mean.
The British Properties and the West Side are nestled on a macro level near a large body of water. The shape and configuration of the landforms are beautiful. The rest of Vancouver while also good, does not receive and collect the same amount of Qi, hence the quality of Qi and resulting property prices are less.
Again, Vancouver real estate is an excellent physical example that shows what good Qi looks like. But we don’t all need or want to be rich in real estate. For most of us, it is enough to be happy and to have our lives run smoothly. I’d say we all need good Qi.
In Feng Shui, the belief is that 30% of your destiny is determined by where you live. The more you learn about Qi, the more you can learn to choose locations and spaces that support you.
This week I introduced the idea good Qi starts with location, but there’s more to learn.
Next week I‘ll talk about the Qi of homes and buildings.
(Vancouver Skyline image credit: colink on Flickr)