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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Innovations In Sustainable Housing Innovations in sustainable housing are very exciting.  New technologies are enabling a new breed of housing. Innovative approaches to construction, are creating homes that are more resistant to climate change along with many sustainable features. Modular or prefab homes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional new construction methods. Some of the benefits modular/prefab homes can offer are energy efficiency, very little to no construction waste, less use of precious resources, quick delivery times and more affordable price points. Check out the videos of this new unfolding, totally transportable home created by TENFOLD. https://www.tenfoldengineering.com/#section-contact The trend in tiny modular...

Featured photos ©Bonnie Meisels Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise is about a newly developed sector of Montreal, barely a kilometer in size.  It's border stretch from north of the Lachine Canal to Notre-Dame St., and east from Georges-Vanier to the Bonaventure Expressway. Real estate wise, this area is part of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest. An area rich with history and some wonderful architectural buildings, this southwestern part of Montreal stretches back to the 1820's to the 1960's as an industrial and working class neighborhood for mostly Irish immigrants. In 2014, Griffintown became part of an...

Montreal Real Estate Stats December 2017 Montreal Real Estate Stats December 2017 - The latest Montreal real estate sales statistics via Centris: The quick market update - key takeaway points via Centris. Four of the six* main areas of the Montréal CMA registered an increase in sales in December 2017 as compared to December 2016. Laval, the Island of Montréal and the South Shore set the tone with strong sales increases of 20, 15 and 15 per cent, respectively. Condominium sales were extremely robust in December, jumping by 35 per cent. In fact, the 978 condo transactions registered last month represent a new December sales...

Chinese Buyers In The Canadian Market Chinese buyers in the Canadian market features the recent report "China to Canada: International Home Buyer Insights", jointly created by Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Juwei.com, China's premiere international property portal. The report uncovers the prospective interest in home buyers from mainland China in terms of  pricing, motivation, and levels of interest between conventional and top-tier real estate in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The report does take into account the impacts of the recently imposed 15% property transfer tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver. Some Key Takeaways: Education was the most commonly cited motivation for Chinese interest...

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