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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Is Affordable Home Ownership A Thing of The Past? Montreal's median prices for single family homes are $300,000 lower than they are in Toronto and $500,000 lower than they are in Vancouver.  The lackluster condo market of 2015 was replaced by steady growth in sales in 2016. "Montreal registered the lowest unemployment rate in 30 years in December 2016 with immigration rates skyrocketing. According to the Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver and Toronto were ranked the first and second most unaffordable cities in Canada with Montreal ranked third. Now that both the Ontario and Vancouver real estate markets have imposed a 15%...

Every Day Is Earth Day - A Time For Celebration And Action Earth day should be every day!! Here in Montreal, this day is also referred to as Jour de la terre. John McConnell, an American newspaper publisher first proposed "Earth Day" at a UNESCO Conference on the Environment in 1969. , On March 21, 1970, the first Earth Day was observed, on the vernal equinox, the day on which night and day are of equal length around the world. The intention was for this day to serve as an annual reminder that all humans are stewards responsible for the condition of the planet....

Montreal Home Sales Jumped by 11% in March Montreal home sales and the latest Centris Montreal Market Stats for March 2017 <img src="//b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=6538986&cv=2.0&cj=1" alt="" /> As indicated in the table below, all of the province’s census metropolitan areas (CMAs) registered an increase in sales in March, with the exception of Trois-Rivières. The Gatineau CMA led the way with a 38% increase. As for the median price of single-family homes, it was up in all CMAs except Québec City, where it remained unchanged. For the province as a whole, the median price for single-family homes rose by 4% in March. ...

DESJARDINS MARKET FORCAST FOR QUEBEC Read the report below: On March 23, Desjardins published its forecasts for Québec’s resale housing market. According to their forecasts, the number of existing home sales is expected to grow by 2.3 per cent in 2017 to reach 80,000. Despite the latest mortgage tightening measures, Desjardins considers that the low unemployment rate and the increase in after-tax income will be able to counter the negative effects of these measures. Québec’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in approximately 40 years and, in 2016, after-tax income saw its biggest increase since the 2008 recession. As for the average price...

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