Montreal Real Estate Blog:  One Good Earth

 

 

My Montreal real estate blog which I call “One Good Earth” was created in honor of mother earth, this glorious earth which so generously and unconditionally nourishes and sustains us on this planet. When I think about the earth, I can’t help but reflect upon the beauty inherent in nature’s design. Nature’s bounty and abundance is evident everywhere we look…..

There’s so much wisdom and knowledge in the perfection of natural systems of which we still have little understanding……All I do know is that the time has come for us to rethink our relationship with nature and our place within the scheme of things. Modern civilization has progressed to the point where our constant expansion is having dire consequences on the planet’s ecosystems. Everything exists in relationship to the other and with the extinction of many species, we don’t yet understand that which we are breaking.

Real Estate makes up a huge portion of the built environment all across the world and sustainability is being discussed from countries to corporations to inspired individuals taking action to implement more sustainable choices. While this is all positive there seems to be this disconnect between our cityscape and the sense of nature that exists all around us. We’ve built our cities on an infrastructural base of concrete and asphalt, both of which are the worst materials in terms of their heat effect.  How insane will the weather disruptions have to get before change is forced upon us. Can we be more proactive in our choices, finding solutions to some of the most plaguing problems on the planet like waste, energy efficiency and food production, conservation, etc….

My intention with this blog is to feature ideas, discussions and thoughts around companies, concepts and people that are attempting to tackle these issues. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you.

To quote Albert Einstein on insanity, “To keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result is a form of insanity.” So if we’re not happy with the status quo of our planet and climate, it’s time to take action and figure out some solutions.

For more info, read my article on The Six Criteria Upon Which to Measure Your Green Home

For more info on sustainable building, read The Healthy Building Movement

 

 

Montreal Real Estate Blog One Good Earth

 

 

 

Read my Montreal real estate blog posts below:

 

 

Canadian Commerial Real Estate Snapshot  Canadian Commerial Real Estate Snapshot  - Fourth Quarter 2023 via CREA   Key Points:   "Non residential building permits were down 3% from the same three-month period a year ago, and down more than 13% from the three months prior, with sharp reductions in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.   Tighter financial conditions and a weakening economy could further dampen non-residential construction intentions in 2024.   As material and labour costs rise and continue to increase, the financial feasibility of new projects could be negatively impacted leading to a further reduction in the number of permits issued.   The labour market is...

Summary of Emerging Real Estate Trends 2024 and Beyond   Summary of emerging real estate trends 2024 and beyond covers the comprehensive report created by PWC and the Urban Land Institute for 2024. Their detailed report is a roadmap of both sentiment and performance across the varying types of real estate. It includes the current data and projections for commercial, residential and industrial real estate, breaking them down by performance, outlook, and location within both Canada and the United States. Since the report is quite extensive, consisting of more than 100 pages, I'll be attempting to sum things up. All charts posted are...

©Featured image copyright Bonnie Meisels   Economic Outlook For 2024   The economic outlook for 2024 as we look ahead to 2024, we have to consider the economic outlook on a global scale, as well as within specific regions such as Canada and the Quebec province. Three key factors that will play a significant role in shaping the economic landscape are interest rates, consumer confidence, and real estate. Interest rates have a direct impact on borrowing costs and investment decisions. As we move into 2024, it will be crucial to monitor whether central banks opt for tighter or looser monetary policies. The trajectory of interest...

Gary Keller's Real Estate Market Insights 2023   Gary Keller's real estate market insights for 2023 give us the visual data and breakdown of how many U.S. households have no mortgages on their property. What percentage of homeowners have more than 50% equity in their residences, and lastly, what percentage of owners still have a mortgage in the U.S.   The data is very insightful as it provides a surprising picture of current real estate equity. The percentage of people with less than 50% equity in their property was found in the smallest group of the 3.   https://youtu.be/hPAlEA5bFYo?feature=shared A look at the latest insights on the...