Montreal Real Estate Blog:  One Good Earth

 

 

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

Read my Montreal real estate blog posts below

 

 

Montreal's Latest Real Estate Housing Data   Montreal's latest real estate housing data by neighborhood, housing category, days on market, average sale price and inventory levels from January to April 30th 2021.   Each neighborhood in Montreal is a universe unto itself. There really isn't a single housing market in the city. If you peer under the hood you'll discover that each area is a micro neighborhood with it's own market data. Even buildings that are side by side one other in an area like Griffintown can have a completely different market and real estate story happening within. Condos are best analyzed via the...

ODE TO MOTHER EARTH In honour of this Mothers Day I feel compelled to give thanks to our mother earth.  I want to express my gratitude to all the  trees that work 24 hours, non stop, consuming CO2, Let us not forget that without this, there wouldn't be enough oxygen in the atmosphere to sustain humanity's existance on this planet. . The oceans also play a vital role in CO2 absorption.  Currently, an over abundance of CO2 is causing the oceans to become chemically imbalanced. This increased acidification is making it harder for many of it's inhabitant species to survive. The...

What's Next for Montreal's Red Hot Real Estate Market 2021 So you're here because you want to know what's next for Montreal's red hot real estate market 2021. I don't blame you, as I myself am asking that question. There's no crystal ball and I don't claim to have prognosticator abilities. Based on what I see from the past year as we've emerged from COVID, prices have and continue to rise based on low inventory levels. Low interest rates help fuel the demand  but over the past two months  mortgages have risen several points from there all time lows. My advice,...