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 Mortgage Rate Outlook for 2022 & 2023 Montreal Mortgage Rate Outlook for 2022 & 2023 show that long-term government bond rates have risen from 0.3% to 1.0% since January. Following the Bank of Canada's  (BoC) May announcement, it confirmed in June that it might start raising short-term interest rates in late 2022, as a result of a brighter outlook for the Canadian economy. 5-year mortgage rates are expected to continue rising, although their current low by historical standards. Forecasters anticipate the economic recovery will not gain full traction until late 2021 or 2022. With the surge of the Delta Variant, we will have...

Milan's Green New Deal - Leadership for the World All photos copyright Bonnie Meisels Milan's green new deal - leadership for the world as a shining example for the urban regeneration of cities and neighborhoods. The featured photo is of a new development called Bosco Verticale. This is found in an area of Milan called Porta Nuovo a newly constructed neighborhood with a focus on sustainable development. The aim is to create a thriving community with a healthy lifestyle and focus on wellness.  The architecture is wonderful! These are just some of the photos from the area:   [gallery columns="4" ids="30122,30123,30124,30125,30126,30127,30128,30129"]     https://youtu.be/yWWr6v-eAQc Another project that's leading the...

Feature Photo Credit APCIQ / Centris  - Info Source Credit APCIQ / Centris Montreal Real Estate Market 2021 & Beyond Montreal real estate market 2021 & beyond provides a complete snapshot of the market across many factors. From immigration, unemployment, projections for 2022 and the past performance of 2020, we can get a clearer picture of where things are at.   Everyone has witnessed a housing market with steadily increasing prices and inventory shortages, especially in certain markets. The question is will this continue? Is inflation a part of why we are seeing this. Prices have increased across many categories, not just housing. From...

Wake Up Call & Climate Migration Map source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ Wake up call & climate migration tells a visual story of climate urgency. I was recently looking at the drought map of the west coast and the picture is quite alarming. Not only is this part of the U.S. experiencing unprecedented heat and high temperartures, but without sufficient water, this doesn't bode well for one of North America's primary bread basket. Another alarming sign of trouble is the drought-parched Lake Mead which could leave seven states high and dry. Lake Mead: The devastating impact of drought on America's largest reservoir | I'm not sure how much more...

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