Juwai.com now offers Chinese international real estate buyers the option of analysing the floorplans of potential acquisitions for their Feng Shui properties.
Juwai.com can offer Feng Shui analysis through its partnership with innovative Australian property technology start-up Archistar. Archistar created and operates the Feng Shui analysis feature that assesses floorplans and provides insights and design recommendations.
The Feng Shui analysis engine is available here.
Archistar conducted a Feng Shui analysis of The Lodge, which is Australia’s “White House.” The Lodge is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia, in Canberra.
The analysis found that the 1927 building has some excellent features for Feng Shui. Perhaps that is one reason Australia is called the “Lucky Country.”
The Feng Shui report found it positive that there is no change of floor levels. It is also auspicious that from the entrance it is not possible to see rooms such as toilets, bathrooms, the kitchen, and bedrooms. And, the analysis found The Lodge avoids another common pitfall. There is no dirty water Qi from the toilet entering the kitchen, nor any fire Qi from the kitchen entering the bedrooms.
Archistar spent 12 months developing the one-of-a-kind engine that makes the Feng Shui analysis possible. The engine applies hundreds of design principles to develop a sophisticated and actionable report tailored to each properties’ unique traits.
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. Its principles aim to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment and has increasingly been used by modern architects to advance design.
Archistar Founder and CEO Ben Coorey said: “From improving ventilation to positioning beds in a way that aids sleep and accessing more natural light, there are simple steps every person can take to improve their home. Once upon a time Feng Shui was a tightly kept secret, now Archistar is democratizing these principles for everyone.
“We’re excited to partner with Juwai.com, one of China’s largest and most authoritative source for global property, with over 2.8 million property listings spanning 90 countries.”
Juwai.com CEO Carrie Law said, "What's so useful about Archistar's Feng Shui service is that it allows you to avoid problem properties. Bad Feng Shui can usually be corrected or avoided.
“Until now, buyers somehow had to find a local Feng Shui master and arrange for them to evaluate a floor plan. That's not easy when you are 8,000 kilometres away. We know the mainland and other Chinese buyers whom we work with will love it.
"Feng Shui is most important for older buyers, but even the younger ones will take notice — even if they sometimes feel guilty about it. Bad Feng Shui can kill a sale, and good Feng Shui can make one."
"Feng Shui may be 3,000 years old, but it's still relevant to many buyers today. Just because it originated in a simpler time doesn't it can't help people protect their homes from the bad energy that might be caused by busy traffic, modern building infrastructure, and the contemporary building code.
"U.S. President Donald Trump was in 1994 one of the first big Western developers to get attention for using Feng Shui. He turned to a Feng Shui master for the new Trump International Hotel and Tower at 1 Central Park West, in Manhattan. She advised him to install the now famous metal globe in front of the building to deflect negative energy.”