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More to a House than the Home Itself
Can the name of a street provide you more information on a home than just an address? Well, it may not be the defining factor when deciding to buy a home, but it can be an indication of what kind of lifestyle a buyer might encounter once they move into the property.
Streets are Like Waterways
In Feng Shui (wind-water), streets are like waterways. Energy moves down the street just as it would if it were a body of water. A wide busy freeway with loads of traffic has energy rushing at a frenzied pace making it too hectic to be healthy to live right next to. A rambling, bumpy, unpaved country road would likely lead to a laid back, relaxed and much more slowly paced lifestyle. Depending upon where a person is in their life, their personality and what type of living situation they are looking for determines what type of living environment is best for them. If they love excitement, a busier street with lots of activity and even mixed use buildings will probably suit them best. A person that prefers quiet times is most likely going to prefer a street with less traffic and a few stop signs along the way to keep cars from past too quickly.
Names Carry Energy
Names also carry energy. The name of a street can have an impact on residents. This is personal because it depends upon what the name means to the individual. For instance, most people are happy to live on a street named Sunshine Avenue, but living on Drippy Drive has a whole other connotation. Something like Castle Street can mean different things to different people; some might think of a grand castle and others might think of a scary castle, so you can see how personal perception plays in.
So if you have a client that you know is young, hip and looking for adventure, you can probably save yourself a trip if you see a listing on Fossil Lane. If you have a client that is looking for peace and serenity when they come home, Tranquil Place just might be a winner!