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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Renewables will be the cheapest form of new power generation by 2020 Story Via Business Insider Renewables will be the cheapest form of new power generation by 2020 according to Morgan Stanley. Energy sources like wind and solar will be cheaper than their coal counterparts. In fact they predict that in less than three years, renewables will be the cheapest source of power generation in the world. The bank noted that "The price of solar panels has fallen 50% in less than two years (2016-17).” "We expect the US to exceed the Paris commitment of a 26-28% reduction in US 2005-level carbon...

Buying Affordability In Montreal Buying Affordability In Montreal depends on where and what you buy! According to the Montreal Gazette, "Compared to Vancouver and Toronto, buying a home in Montreal is relatively affordable. But with rising prices, and some areas seeing faster increases than others, affordability often comes down to where — and what — you’re buying." According to the QFREB, these are the median condo prices in Montreal: *Includes central de-merged suburbs of Town of Mount Royal, Westmount, Hampstead and Montreal-West **Includes municipal Sud-Ouest borough and Verdun Via the QFREB, these are the median prices for single family homes by neighborhood: *Includes central de-merged suburbs of...

12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF 12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF - article by Huffington Post. Although Canada has never built as many condos, RBC who created many of the charts here are not concerned as there's still a housing shortage in Toronto and Vancouver where a lot of the construction is concentrated. In contrast single family home construction is near record multi year lows attributed to the lack of space in Toronto and Vancouver as illustrated in the RBC chart below. This short supply may help explain why single-family home...

The Heart Of Our Homes Is The Kitchen   Photo by Main Street Kitchens at Botellos - Look for kitchen design inspiration The heart of our homes is the kitchen without a doubt! I'm not sure about you, but after living over 20+ years in my home with my family of three kids, who by the way, still live at home, the kitchen and family are the two rooms we spend most of our time in! After years of selling real estate, the kitchen can either make or break the sale of the home. For a buyer to fall in love with the home,...

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