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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Feature photo by Alexey Shikov Third Quarter Montreal Market Stats 2017 Third Quarter Montreal Market Stats 2017 according to the Barometer report produced by the QFREB: Sales were up +9% and the highest number of third quarter sales sinces 2009 Condominiums sales set a record registering the largest sales increase of +18% Sales of single family homes were up +5% and plexes +8% Sales growth across the Island of Montreal was up +12% Across the CMA prices for single family homes increased by +5% and +2% for condominiums on the Island of Mtl The supply of listings in general fell  by -...

Climate Change And Real Estate Climate change and real estate are intertwined. According to  Mika Tosca, a climate scientist at NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, during her talk at Inman Luxury Connect in Los Angeles, "“We’re likely to see rising sea levels threatening coastal development,” Tosca said. “A huge proportion of the United States and global population lives within five miles of the coast.” Sea level is expected to rise at least three feet by the end of the century. Especially at risk are properties  within three feet or fewer above sea level in...

The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. and what it all means. The latest stats Canada from 2016 shows that single-person households, same-sex marriage, language diversity and bilingualism are on the rise.     Chart Via The Globe and Mail, SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2016 CENSUS For the first time in the Canada's history, the number of one-person households has surpassed all other types of living situations. They accounted for 28.2 per cent of all households last year, more than the percentage of couples with children, couples without children, single-parent families,...

Feature photo by Alberto Castillo Montreal Home Sales Hit Eight Year High In September Montreal home sales hit eight year high in September with four of the area’s five metropolitan areas sustained growth, led by a 17-per-cent jump in sales in Laval. The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB) says 2,893 residential sales were completed last month, a six-per-cent increase from a year ago.  Sales on the island of Montreal, which accounted for 43 per cent of all area sales, were up five per cent.  Condominiums continued to drive sales volume, rising 11 per cent while sales times were down. According to Mathieu Cousineau,...

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