Nationally renowned feng shui master and fortune teller Master Y.C. Sun was at the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) Young Professionals Network (YPN)/Global Business Council (GBC) Lunar New Year Celebration last week and gave members advice on what to expect this year which, according to the Lunar Calendar, is the Year of the Wooden Goat. Master Sun also spoke on the principles of feng shui.

Master Sun said goats are graceful, kind, gentle, shy, emotional and caring. They possess humility and sympathy. They dislike conflict and the lack of support from peers, family or friends. This year, agents must focus on teamwork, collaboration and partnership.

2015 will be a good year for real estate, Master Sun told REALTORS®, though the feds are ready to get out of the market and expected to raise short-term rates slightly in April or June. Chinese investment in real estate will focus on bigger ticket items of residential/commercial properties in big cities like New York.

Growth areas with hot markets will be to the north (Chicago, Twin Cities, Sacramento, Denver), southwest (Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix), east (D.C., Boston, Long Island, Queens, East Bay), and the northwest (Seattle, Portland). The Bay Area will continue to be a hot market, but due to the tight supply and high prices, he urges buyers to focus on their second choice neighborhoods. Booming areas will be by the water, like properties in Oakland, Lake Merced, San Francisco Mission Bay, Richmond Marina Bay, Alameda, etc.

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