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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The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? Interesting article by The Guardian St Henri is an up and coming, sweet little neighborhood, close to the Atwater Market. The neighborhood has many shops, cafes and restaurants that have put this neighborhood on the map. It's this wonderful diversity, especially of good eateries that has people flocking to live in this urban hotspot. But, a debate has been brewing to limit the amount of restaurants. Read more about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/nov/16/one-in-six-rule-can-montreal-canada-fight-gentrification-banning-restaurants...

Montréal Real Estate Market is on a Roll According to the market report from the CMHC - Canada's Mortgage And Housing Corporation „On the existing home market, demand will be on the rise in 2016, and sales registered through the Centris® system will increase, reaching between 38,500 and 48,500 units. Existing home market: growth to continue in 2016 The year 2015 was characterized by renewed growth in home sales registered through the Centris® system, after five years of stagnation. This increase in sales should continue in 2016. Already in the first quarter, transactions recorded a strong gain (+10 per cent) over the same...

Photo by Bonnie Meisels© Best Montreal Real Estate Market October 2016 - Posts Vigorous Price Increases Via CNW According to the latest Centris statistics the Montreal real estate market in October 2016 in Greater Montreal has been the best October in seven years! Sales by geographic area All five main areas of the Montréal CMA contributed to the sales increase in October. Vaudreuil-Soulanges registered the largest increase in sales, as the number of transactions jumped by 45 per cent. The South Shore (+10 per cent), the Island of Montréal (+6 per cent), the North Shore (+6 per cent) and Laval (+6 per cent)...

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