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

 

 

 

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Renos That Increase The Value of Your Property Renos that increase the value of your property depend on the overall value of the home and what is typical within your neighbourhood. How much should you spend? Well that depends on your goals and how you look at things. If you're going to be living in the property for many years, then the cost of the renos may not be the most important consideration. Style, features, and enjoyment of the property may be a high priority. On the other hand, if you're thinking of selling, you may want to consider which renovations will...

Feature photo©Bonnie Meisels November Real Estate Market Highlights November real estate market highlights confirm for the Island of Montreal: Single-family homes outshone other types of properties in October, posting an eight-per-cent median price increase to $355,000, the data show. Plexes — defined as properties with two to five dwellings —– saw their median price climb seven per cent to $560,000, while condominium prices advanced six per cent to $280,000. Home prices rose the fastest in Côte des Neiges/Côte St-Luc, according to the association. The median home in the area sold for $776,168 in the period, a 22-per-cent jump from last year’s third quarter. Sud-Ouest, which...

Feature photo©Bonnie Meisels October Real Estate Market Highlights October real estate market highlights confirm for the Island of Montreal: Total sales:   Sept 2019:  1625   Sept 2018: 1,512  Increase of 7% New listings:                     2,206                       2,273  Decrease of -3% Active listings:                  6,384                      7,534  Decrease of  -15% Sales volume:     $779,666,573      $646,188,403   Increase of  21% Sales by property category: Single-family homes Sales:                      Sept...

Ideas For More Sustainable Cities Part 1: Ideas for more sustainable cities was inspired by some interesting initiatives happening around the world. There are many factors to consider when talking about sustainable cities. Things like resilient local food and housing systems, renewable energy and water conservation, smart infrastructure designed to complement nature, are just some of the topics. Around the world, there are some cool initiatives and solutions in the works.  Singapore for example, is Asia’s greenest city. As a small, dense, and resourceless island, it has very little farmable land to grow food.  So for locals, rooftop gardens are a way of...

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