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

 

 

 

Read my Montreal real estate blog posts below:

 

 

The Latest Montreal Real Estate Sales February 2018 The latest Montreal real estate sales February 2018 shows a 5 per cent increase compared to February of last year and the best month of February since 2012. Five of the six main areas of the Montréal CMA registered an increase in sales.  The Island of Montréal posted significant increases of +5 per cent. Condominiums sales increased by 14 per cent in February, single family home sales +1% and plexes +3%. The median single-family home prices across the Montréal CMA was $310,000 in February, up 6 per cent compared to February 2017. The price of condominiums grew by 5%...

Montreal Investment Property Comparison Montreal investment property comparison, determining which is the best type of property for you. Buying investment property is very personalized as each investor has their unique needs, budget and comfort level with renovations and maintenance. We'll have a look at the four different types of investment property, revenue properties (duplexes triplex etc), condos, townhouses and single family homes. Multifamily is a specialized asset class that will be covered in it's own blog post. Let's look at the Pros & Cons of each type of property: Single Family Homes Pros Highest potential for appreciation, Private form of ownership with freedom to do what...

Montreal Compared To Toronto & Vancouver Markets Montreal compared to Toronto & Vancouver markets, is a quick snapshot of the the three cities in terms of their overall real estate performance. All three cities, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are strikingly different. Montréal is very European in feeling, with old architecture and rich history. The province's predominant language is French with a small Anglo minority.  Montreal is world renown for it's awesome food culture! Montréal's real estate market, due to political instability, endured periods of stagnation, keeping price points much lower than the Toronto & Vancouver markets. Over the past few years,...

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...