Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy that has the goal of achieving an auspicious and harmonious environment. It is important to Chinese-Americans, with 86% of those surveyed saying that feng shui will play a role in a future home-buying decision, and 79% saying they would be willing to pay more for a home that has feng shui principles. And 81% of Chinese-Americans home owners said that feng shui factored into their most recent home purchase. In residential real estate feng shui has evolved into a design method that creates a peaceful and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere in a home. As a result, feng shui decorating principles have spread and become attractive to all types of buyers and home owners.