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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Featured photo by Jim Kruger/Landmark Photography Frank Lloyd Wright Designed House Asks $1.4 Million This Frank Lloyd Wright Designed House is asking $1.4 Million by the original owners after having lived there for  almost sixty years! To begin with, it's rare to have a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the market. "Located on 3.77 acres in Minnesota’s Lake Forest neighborhood is a 2,647-square-foot, three-bedroom home that was designed by Wright in the late-1950s. When Paul and Helen Olfelt commissioned Wright to design a home for their family in 1957, he worked on the project until he passed away in 1959. After...

Foreign Home Buyers Are Looking To Montreal According to the greater Montreal Real estate Board there were 5,057 residential sales in May, a 15 per cent increase from last year. The median cost of a single family home increased to 6 per cent from last year to $319,000. “As I understand it, non-resident buyers have been a growing factor in Montreal for some time,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with the Bank of Montreal. “It hasn’t been obvious since the inflows are not as significant as in Vancouver or Toronto, and the underlying market simply isn’t nearly as tight as in those...

Paint Your Bathroom This Color And Boost Your Sales Price! Paint Your Bathroom This Color And Boost Your Sales Price Paint your bathroom this color and boost your sales price by $5440.00! By painting your bathroom blue, and this is the data behind it! Who knew that painting your bathroom blue could significantly increase your sales price!  According to Zillow, after analyzing the sales of 32000 homes, they found that " homes with blue bathrooms — specifically light shades like powder blue or periwinkle — fetched $5,400 more than expected when sold." To get a look at just how much money was realized by...

No Foreign Tax In Montreal No Plans For A Foreign Tax In Montreal means that Montrealers can relax safe in the knowledge that there are no plans to implement a tax on foreign buyers that wish to buy Montreal real estate. Vancouver implemented their tax about a year ago, Ontario, in April 2017. Many feared that Montreal would follow suit, but the truth is our real estate market never became overheated like Vancouver or Toronto's. According to the article written by CTV News: "The average prices of all homes in the Montreal area was $364,373 in April, roughly a third of what they...

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