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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How Hot Will It Get? Truth be told, I had never heard of climate change before seeing Al Gores' "An Inconvenient Truth". At the time the movie came out, I had a young family.  I was busy working, raising my kids, and more focused on things within my own personal sphere. I wasn't paying attention to what was going on with the planet. "An Inconvenient Truth" brought the issue to my awareness and I've been paying attention ever since.  The film came out in 2006...

Who Are Montreal's Homebuyers: A CMHC Report The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) did a comprehensive study to find out "Who Are Montreal's Homebuyers." QUOTE "There is very little data on the profile of households who buy homes in the Montréal area, and this study allows us therefore to help industry players keep abreast of the dynamics at play in the various sectors of Montréal. The suburban sectors generally attracted more young families and young couples without children looking for single-family homes. These suburban sectors also attracted buyers from other sectors of the CMA, including a number from the city of Montréal — Francis Cortellino, Economist, Canada...

Montreal Real Estate Market Update May 2018 The Montreal real estate market update for May 2018 shows we continued to set a new sales record.  The biggest news is the continuation of a tight supply of inventory which has directly impacted sales. "The number of properties for sale continued its downward trend. In May, there were 24,501 active residential listings in the Centris system, which represents a 16 per cent drop compared to one year earlier. "The number of condominiums for sale in the Greater Montréal area fell by about 22 per cent in May. A drop like this has not been seen in nearly 15...

About That Condo You Are Moving Into Inspecting condos is part of what I do.  As such, I find that many who decide to purchase a condo do so without full knowledge as to how a condominium operates and how you are affected by its governance.  So, here is some information I would like to share with you so that you enter your new digs with eyes wide open. A condominium or condo is a type of real estate ownership which consists of both commonly owned and privately owned areas.  The Co-Owners Association is the collective body formed by the constituent owners...