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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Montreal Real Estate Stats June 2019 Info courtesy of Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers Montreal real estate stats for June 2019 show the largest quarterly increase in Residential Sales Since 2005 in the province of Quebec. Highlights for the second quarter of 2019: Sales All three property categories registered an increase in sales, but condominiums and plexes (2 to 5 dwellings) stood out with respective increases of 14 per cent (7,253 transactions) and 13 per cent (2,400 transactions). Sales of single-family homes increased by 6 per cent (19,410 transactions). Geographically, all six of the province’s census metropolitan areas (CMAs) registered an increase in sales in...

Montreal Market Report May 2019 Montreal Monthly Market Report May 2019 and some of the highlights via JLR "Property sales in Quebec have increased in May 2019 compared to the same month the previous year for single-family homes: +14%, condominiums: +17%, properties with 2 to 5-unit: +13%. From June 2017 to Mat 2018, the median prices have surpassed those registered the previous year by 2% for single-family homes and 3% for condominiums. Bad debts on residential properties continue to go down in the Province of Quebec with a 20% decrease in repossessions, and a 6% decrease in prior notice compared to...

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