The list below provides some of the more serious feng shui problems.

Exterior Street: Is house at the end of a cul-de-sac, dead end or T-junction? Topography. Is the lot sloped away at the back? Avoid yards that slope down toward the rear. Select home with a rise at the rear. Is house below street grade? This will make for a constant "uphill" struggle while you live here. Landscape. Is there a tree or pole directly in front of the front door? Dead trees or shrubs? Dead lawn? Garage. Is it ahead of the house or front door? Neighbors. Is this house smaller than houses on either side? Do neighbors' houses have sharp angles pointing at this house or appear to overpower or dominate the house? Views & proximity. Can you see or is it close to church, temple or other house of worship? Can you see or is it close to funeral home, cemetery, hospital, police station, sewage treatment, abandoned building or run-down house? Water. Is water, lake, river, ocean at the back of house or too close to front? Lot. Regular or irregular-shaped? House sits too close to the front of lot? Does backyard fall away from the rear of the house? Paths. Driveway ends at house instead of garage? Walkways end straight at door? Interior House style. Split, bi-level, or center hall colonial? Front. Front door lines up with back door? Does front door face stairway? Structure. Overhead or exposed beams? Ceilings too high or are they low and slanted? Skylights over sleeping areas or kitchen? Foundation cracks or problems? Serious plumbing or electrical problems? Entrance. Do you see toilet/bathroom door from the entrance? See the kitchen/stove from the front door? See the dining room from the front door? See the bedroom from front door? Toilets. Located in NW, SW, center, or corners of the house? Bedroom, dining area or kitchen located under or over toilet? Staircases. Spiral staircase? Staircase stops at front door? Split or scissor-style staircase? Hallways. Too long? Divide the house into two sections? Too dark? Bedrooms. Over garage? Over bathroom or laundry? Have empty space below, i.e., patio area? Is master bedroom too close to the front door? Fireplace. In the NW portion of the house? Is it in the Southeast (wealth) sector? Major locations. Problems with or missing sections in Northwest (man), Southwest (woman), North (career), or Southeast (wealth)? Bathroom, laundry, kitchen in center of house?

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