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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Canada's Rising Interest Rates Canada's rising interest rates come after a prolonged period of extremely low rates.  According to an article on The Financial Post; "Dana Peterson, Citi Research The BoC hiked today catching markets off guard, once again … The stronger-than-expected Canadian economic performance largely influenced the decision to hike. The Bank cautioned that while the “removal of some of the considerable monetary policy stimulus in place [was] warranted,” policy is not on a predetermined course. Nonetheless, we believe the action sends a powerful signal to markets that the Bank is likely initiating a tightening cycle, not simply engaging in oil shock “insurance”...

Montreal Real Estate Trends August And September 2017 Montreal real estate trends August and September 2017 - The numbers are looking good! Download the latest Montreal real estate trends for August and September 2017, via the QFREB, RBC, BMO, Quebec Stats [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/statscentris_aout2017_en.pdf"] [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/monthly-economic-monitor.pdf"] The Latest Economic Stats for Quebec BMO Economic Forcast September 8th 2017 [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/BMO-Economic-Market-Forcast-September-8-2017.pdf"] RBC Provincial Trends September 2017 [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RBC-Provincial-Trends.pdf"] RBC Canadian City Trends [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RBC-Canadian-citytrend.pdf"] On the Quebec Economy; "Last month, Standard & Poor’s announced that it was raising Quebec’s credit rating from A-plus, to AA-minus, the highest rating the province has enjoyed since 1993, and again, better than Ontario’s." https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/from-the-doghouse-to-a-powerhouse-quebecs-economy-has-rebounded  ...

Yoga In Montreal Yoga in Montreal is awesome. I started doing yoga in Montreal almost 15 years ago. When I began doing yoga, it wasn't quite popular here yet. Now, there's a yoga studio in almost every neighborhood. The studio I go to in Le Plateau is called Equilibrium Yoga. It's not exactly next door to me, but I often think about how great it would be to live within a 5 - 10 minute walk to the studio. If you haven't tried yoga yet, I recommend that you experiment with different types to find the style that works for you and...

Condo Sales Drove An 8 per-cent Increase In Residential Sales Condo sales drove an 8 per-cent increase in residential sales and Montreal remains a relative bargain even though the average real estate price increased 4.1 per cent to $374,333 in August! Montreal's real estate market proved to be red hot in August with record sales and rising prices.  Condo sales surged 19% and single family homes, 4%.  While the island of Montreal posted a 12% increase in sales, Toronto's sales of detached, semi-detached, condos and townhouses fell between 25.7 and 41.6 per cent in August. The The average sales price in...

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