Some places where Lakshmi Devi does not like to reside/dwell are given in the following passage:
Laksmî does not reside in that house where conch shells are not blown,
where there are no Tulasî trees, where there is no worship of S’iva
and S’ivâ, where the Brâhmanas are not fed. O Brâhman! O Devas! Where
I and My Bhaktas are blamed, Mahâ Laksmî becomes greatly displeased.
She instantly goes away out of that house. Laksmî does not stay even
for a moment in that house where the stupid person, without any
devotion for me, takes his food on the Harivâsara Ekâdas’î day (the
eleventh day of the moon’s wane or increase) or on My anniversary
birthday. If anybody sells My name or his own daughter, where the
guests are not served, Laksmî quits that house instantly and goes
If the son of an unchaste woman be a Brâhmana, he and the husband of
an unchaste woman are great sinners. If anybody goes to such a
person’s house or eats the food of a S’ûdra during a Srâddha ceremony,
Laksmî becomes very angry and vacates that house. Being a Brâhmin, if
one burns a S’ûdra’s corpse, one becomes very wretched and the vilest
of the Brâhmins. Laksmî never stays for a moment more in that house.
Being a Brâhmin, if he be a S’ûdra’s cook and drives oxen, Laksmî
fears to drink water there and quits his house. Being a Brâhmin, if
his heart be unholy, if he be cruel, envies others and blames persons,
if he officiates as a priest for the S’ûdra, Laksmî Devî never stays
in his house. The World-Mother never stays even for a moment in his
house who eats at the house of one who marries an unmarried girl
twelve years old in whom menstruation has commenced. He who cuts grass
by his nails, or writes on the ground with his nails, or from whose
house a Brâhmana guest goes back disappointed, Laksmî never stays in
his house. If any Brâhmana eats food at the early sunrise, sleeps
during the day or engages in a sexual intercourse during the day,
Laksmî never stays in his house....
And, obviously the opposite of these places will be her favorite.
48-59. Laksmî always remains there with the greatest gladness where
conch-shells are blown, where there are conchsells, the S’âlagrâma
stone, the Tulasî leaves and the service and meditation of Laksmî are
daily done. Where the phallic emblem of S’iva is worshipped, and His
glories sung, where S’rî Durgâ is worshipped and Her glories are sung,
Laksmî, the Dweller in the Lotus, remains there. Where the Brâhmanas
are honoured and they are gladly feasted, where all the Devas are
worshiped; the chaste Laksmî, the Lotus-faced, remains there
These words are those of Lord Vishnu. And the source is Devi Bhagavata Purana Book 9; Chapter 41.