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 Prices Montreal housing prices show that certain areas in Montreal really stood out for their strong sales increases or price growth in 2017.  Here are some interesting stats via the QFREB / Centris Chart 1 The ten neighborhoods with the lowest amount of inventory (measured in months) for single family homes in 2017   Market conditions – single-family homes Rank Cities, municipalities or boroughs Number of months of inventory 1 City of Pointe-Claire (Montréal) 2.6 2 City of Kirkland (Montréal) 2.8 3 City of Beaconsfield (Montréal) 2.9 4 Neighbourhood of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montréal) 3.0 5 City of Montréal-Ouest (Montréal) 3.2 6 City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Montréal) 3.2 7 Area of Greenfield Park (Montérégie) 3.3 8 Neighbourhood of Île-des-Sœurs (Montréal) 3.5 9 City of Dorval (Montréal) 3.6 10 Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie (Montréal) 3.8  Chart 2 The ten neighborhoods with the lowest amount...

Feature photo by ©Bonnie Meisels Montreal Real Estate In 2018 What You Need To Know   Montreal real estate in 2018 what you need to know, takes an indepth look at the current Montreal real estate market. We'll address common questions such as "is it better to invest in a home or a condo? which type of investment has the highest potential for appreciation? or which Montreal neighborhoods are performing best in 2018.   Current Market Performance   First we'll have a look at the current market stats. In 2017, Montreal was one of the hottest real estate markets in Canada. Total sales in Greater Montreal increased...

Housing Affordability In Canada Is Actually Improving Housing affordability in Canada is actually improving. for the first time in three years.  For the first time since 2015 "the National Bank of Canada's home affordability measure fell 0.2 points in the fourth quarter of 2017, meaning that an average mortgage on a representative home was slightly cheaper than it was a quarter earlier." This was due to two main factors, lower home prices and slower sales in Toronto over the last six months and a booming job market. https://infogram.com/how-much-of-your-income-you-need-to-spend-to-afford-an-average-mortgage-1h7z2lxlzg5l2ow Rising housing prices have also led to rising interest rates with mortgage rates havem risen about...

Feature photo: CDPQ Infra What The New REM Transport Network Means For Montreal Real Estate What the new REM transport network means For Montreal real estate is those neighborhoods close to the rail stops will see a nice increase in value.  The Montreal real estate market has been enjoying steady increases in both prices and the numbers of transactions. This trend is expected to continue with the QFREB predicting a 5% increase in sales in Montreal  for 2018. With the new REM transit system in the pipeline, things are going to get more interesting. CDPQ Infra,  a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et...

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