In Spring Texas, we average 207 days of sunshine in a year which is a lot of sunshine. The high quantity of sunshine days, its intensity, coupled with buyers desires for low utility bills fuels demand for North – South facing homes in Spring Texas. As important as utility bills is whether the patio will have morning or afternoon sun. Outdoor living spaces are the rage. We want to be outside. Patios with morning sun are more desirable. In the evening, we want the house to shade our patio. We don’t want to have the sun beating down on us while we grill out.
But not all buyers want North – South facing homes which is good news because we have a lot of East – West facing homes too.
Some buyers are guided by their religious beliefs as to which direction the house should by facing. In Vastu Shastra, an ancient science, the preferable directions are East followed by North. In Feng Shui, a person is guided by their personal kua number which is derived from their birth date and gender. The kua number identifies which directions are most favorable. Houston is the most ethnic diverse city in the U.S. We do have buyers that factor the homes direction into their buying decision.
Personally, I have had the most buyer requests for homes facing North and the least requests for homes facing West. Since resale value is based upon supply and demand, my unscientific survey identifies houses with their front door facing North will have the highest resale value.
Jill Wente is an exceptional Realtor - a true professional and an expert in her work. Jill has guided us... read moreJill Wente is an exceptional Realtor - a true professional and an expert in her work. Jill has guided us through the process of buying more than one property over the years and we couldn't wish for a better agent - Jill is the best! Jill is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with - she works hard to make real-estate transactions appear easy and practically effortless for her clients. Jill has incredible attention to detail when answering questions, sharing important information, preparing paperwork, communicating reminders about the next steps - always timely, accessible, thorough, efficient, and highly professional. When we work with Jill, we know we are in good hands. Very highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for the best real estate agent! read less