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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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...

West Island A Seller's Market With The Shortest Selling Times! According to the QFREB, (Quebec Federation of Real Estate Board in case you were wondering), six West Island cities had the shortest selling times in 2016. Pincourt, Kirkland and Dorval had the fastest selling times at 73 days and Beaconsfield, Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Pointe Claire not far behind. It's no suprise these areas are in high demand with the proximity of the 20 and 40 highways. According to Paul Cardinal, Director of QFREB Market Analysis Department told The Suburban, "with a strong pharmaceutical and high tech jobs base in the territory. It attracts people because they...

Griffintown Walking Tour I thought I would share this post from G. Scott Macleod as he just finished creating the Griffin Town walking tour production. The Griffintown walking tour is in preparation for St Patrick's Day and Montreal 375th anniversary. Enjoy the 21 videos that tell the stories of Griffintown.  Here's the link to the website: www.griffintowntour.com Below is a small sample of the artwork. Griffintown Tour The Death and Life of Griffintown: 21 stories MacLeod 9 Productions Presents 21 short films by G. Scott MacLeod In these 21 short films, Irish Historian Dr. Matthew Barlow recounts the fascinating social history of Griffintown, a former industrial neighborhood just south of...

Montreal Real Estate January 2017 Montreal real estate January 2017, the details according to Centris “January’s sales increase can be largely attributed to the number of condominium transactions, which jumped by 21 per cent compared to January of last year,” said Daniel Dagenais, President of the GMREB Board of Directors. “What’s more, condominium sales increased in all geographic areas and in all price ranges,” added Mr. Dagenais. "Sales by geographic area For all property categories combined, January’s results show an increase in residential sales in the areas of Vaudreuil-Soulanges (+18 per cent), the Island of Montréal (+10 per cent) and the North Shore...

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