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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September Real Estate Market Highlights September's real estate market highlights for the Island of Montreal Total sales:   Sept 2019:  1,435   Sept 2018: 1,316  Increase of 9% New listings:                     2,261                       2,174  Increase of 4% Active listings:                  6,435                     7,587  Decrease of  -15% Sales volume:     $779,666,573      $646,188,403   Increase of 21% Sales by property category: Single-family homes Sales:                      Sept 2019    401   ...

Montreal Home Buyers 35% Increase Montreal home buyers 35% increase in the city center since last year according to the Royal Lepage Q3 Market Report. Some highlights from the report: ● With close to 6% year-over-year home price appreciation in the third quarter, the Greater Montreal Area residential market had the highest appreciation rate since the second quarter of 2018. ● Montreal East had the highest aggregate price appreciation rate in the country, increasing 8.5% year-over-year. ● Nationally, Royal LePage expects the Greater Montreal Area to experience the highest price increase, closing the year with an increase of 6.0% in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018. "Nationally,...

The Hottest Properties In Montreal Real Estate The hottest properties In Montreal Real Estate right now are revenue properties such as duplexes, triplexes, etc. Overall Montreal sales in August were up 10% from August of 2018 while active listing inventory was down a hefty -21%. Sales of plexes have always been healthy, unique to Montreal are the abundance of duplexes and plexes that dot neighborhoods such as Le Plateau and Cote des Neiges to name a few.  Although condo sales have been holding their own with a 23% increase from last year, plexes in the Montreal Metropolitan Area have also registered a substantial...

Montreal Real Estate Sales July 2019 Montreal Real Estate Sales July 2019 saw home sales rise for the 5th month in a row in July, and prices up 4% in past year. According to Crea, after hitting a six-year low in February of this year, activity seems to be rebounding across Canada, as sales were up in about 60 per cent of all markets across the country. Montreal's HPI rose by 7.23 per cent in the past year. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp “The Montreal market isn’t growing too fast or overheating and properties aren’t being over-evaluated, compared to...

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