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:

 

 

Best Performing Sectors Of The Real Estate Market    The best performing sectors of the real estate market reveal a strong and growing industrial property market. Revenue property is also maintaining high demand. Sales across the residential sector have slowed with the advent of increasing interest rate hikes. More inventory is coming on the market but we'll have to keep an eye on how things continue to unfold. Commercial real estate has to adjust to changes in a post covid world.  Check out the PWC report on commercial trends. https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/industries/real-estate/emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2021/commercial-property-outlook.html   Read the PWC report   "In the office today, at home tomorrow: The impact of a hybrid...

Parched! The French Countryside This summer I had the priviledge of visiting parts of the French countryside, Les Alpes-de-Haut-Provence and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur. Two stunning areas well known for the Gorges du Verdon which you could say is like the Grand Canyon of France as well as the famed lavender fields of Provence. I debated as to whether to rent a car as I was travelling alone.  I don't drive manual, and have heard alot about the twisty, white knuckled driving required through these parts. Truth be told though, the thought of doing a 10 - 11 hour tour and being picked up at...

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE LOCAL MONTREAL REAL ESTATE FRONT Since I'm back in Montreal, it seems like we're getting some of that rain that other parts of the world are most desparate for. Temperatures have ranged from 22 to 28 degrees celcius with most mornings being on the cool side. It's hard to believe that the end of summer is upon us, it's so short lived that time feels fleeting. While I was away, the Bank of Canada in July, enacted another huge interest rate hike of 1%. Of course the rising of rates is going to effect the amount of buyers...

Where Do We Go From Here - A Market Snapshot   Where Do We Go From Here - A Market Snapshot takes stock of where we find ourselves mid year of 2022. With the steady rise of interest rates and possibly more on the horizon, we are starting to glimpse the repercussions. Price inflation on everything from gas to food, combined with hampered supply chains due to Covid, have created a self escalating effect. The question remains as to whether efforts by the central banks to tame inflation, will eventually go too far, causing the economy into deep contraction and/or recession. Housing...

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