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 Housing Stats May 2019 So how's our Montreal real estate market holding up against the rest of Canada which has mostly been performing poorly. According to Centris and the QPAREB, these are the latest numbers for this past April. -April sales in the Montreal CMA were increased for a 50th consecutive month. -Sales increased  by 11 per cent compared to April of last year. -The Island of Montreal posted (+6 per cent) gains. -Condominium sales rose by 17 per cent, plex sales by 12 per cent and single-family homes by 6 per cent. -Plexes (2 to 5 dwellings) registered the largest increase in price, +...

The Latest Market Update March 2019 The latest market update for March 2019 across Canada continues to show a steady decrease in sales across most major markets in Canada, except for Quebec. A Look At Montreal Sales March 2019 According to Centris: Residential sales increased in March 2019, a modest 1 per cent compared to March of last year. This was the 49th consecutive monthly increase in sales. The Island of Montreal posted a 6 per cent drop in sales, while sales in Laval fell by 1 per cent. But one must take into account a 15 per cent drop in inventory compared to one...

Montreal Real Estate Market Update March 2019 Some of the highlights from the QPREB Report of the Montreal real estate market as of March 2019 February 2019, was an 8 per cent increase compared to February of last year. This was the 48th consecutive increase in residential sales Sales on the Island of Montreal fell slightly by 1 per cent. Across the Montreal CMA, the number of transactions rose by 4 per cent for single-family homes (2,436 sales), by 14 per cent for condominiums (1,588 sales) and by 7 per cent for plexes (339 sales). The median price of single-family homes across the...

2018 Finishes Strong in Montreal's Real Estate Market According to December's Centris report, across the Montréal CMA, the number of single-family home transactions rose by 3 per cent (1,491 sales) while condominium transactions grew by 2 per cent (993 sales). In contrast, plex transactions fell by 1 per cent (336 sales). The median price of single-family homes and plexes increased significantly across the Montréal CMA in December, reaching $327,450 (+7 per cent) and $525,000 (+8 per cent) The median price of condominiums rose by 3 per cent, reaching $272,863. In December, there were 18,970 active residential listings in the real estate brokers' Centris system,...

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