I have represented many buyers.
I have not heard many ask me about direction.
I have had the feng shui thing more than a few times.
Many do like a view.
heck before smart phones folding a map was tuff for some let alone knowing direction.
Of course the direction is on the rear view mirror of many cars.
Now Personally I do like the bank yard facing the South for tanning or a pool.
I have to say with all of this said everyone is different and buys on impulse.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
The most dramatic view I've seen in the entire valley is on the 14th fare way of the Arnold Palmer golf course in La Quinta where my sister and brother-in-law have a vacation home and spend most of the fall and winter months. The mountain range is but a long #1 wood drive from their pool. The sunsets are short and sweet and view is one of the most spectacular in the desert.
That stated, however, we prefer Pam Desert because we enjoy the variety of things to do there and the many fine restaurants there are to choose from. North and East or NE facing views seem a little less dramatic for us as there is such a vast and open desert and we much prefer the dramatic mountain scapes and long shadows of the evening. But then there are those folks who love the desert views which is a good part of why they choose to live there.
The only take away about the desert are the long hot summers. We don't do well in the intense heat and therefore don't spend a lot of time there then. But we have neighbors who are from Phoenix and they love the desert heat. At the end of the day it's all about personal preference.
Feng Shui homes will go by the diredtion the front door is facing but I am not sure of any particular property in more or less demand by the direction it faces. The best Feng Shui facings are SW1, NW2, NW3, NE1, SE2 and SE3. Houses with these facings are know as "Prosperous Mountian Prosperous Water" houses and are good for wealth and relationship. Houses that face SW1 and NE1 are also good and are known as "Combination of 10" houses.
This does not mean that other facings are inauspicious. When in doubt check with your Feng Shui consultant.
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Most snowbirds or vacationers prefer the S, SW or West facing property in the yard they are using as they want the sun in the yard as we are in a place where you can live outdoors most of the day in winter and spring.