AVOID the sha qi or “killing forces” when buying property, said Kuala Lumpur-based Feng Shui master Yap Boh Chu.
Yap said sha qi can come in the form of a lamppost in front of the main entrance.
He also said buyers should opt for units located about 60m away from electrical pylons.
“Also look out for property with the entrance facing water,” he said in his talk 'Selecting Property from Feng Shui perspective’, at The Star Property & Home Fair 2006 on Saturday.
Yap added buyers should avoid property located at road bends and below road level.
At another talk, investors and those in the property industry were told to pay attention to the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and triple storey houses.
There is a growing trend for three-generation families to move in together and for people to work from home, quality management consultant Eric C.L Gan said.
In his talk titled ‘A Purchaser’s Guide to Build and Sell or Sell and Build the Quality Perspective”, he advised the attendees never to buy property based on speculation.
“Unless the government has confirmed the allocation for the project, don’t make premature speculation about the prospective increase in the value of the property.
“A good example would be the second Penang bridge. The Batu Maung and surrounding areas would be considered good locations because the project has already received the Government’s green light,” he said.
At another talk on ‘How to Become a Multimillionaire Property Investor’, financial trainer and author Milan Dosh told an audience of more than 200 people that “the best real estate investment is the area between the ears.”
“Make sure that the people you mix with are both richer and smarter than you so that they can pull you up.
“Concentrate on property and stocks because these are very sound investments,” he advised.
Milan also shared his strategies on how to increase wealth during the one-hour presentation.