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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Foreign Investment in Canada And Montreal Foreign investment up until August has been slower in Montreal than other parts of Canada like Vancouver. But this is set to change. Read about new measures imposed on foreign investment in the Vancouver market in this informative article by Benjamin Shingler for the CBC on how the new tax imposed on foreign buyers in Vancouver should effect our Montreal real estate market. The article also provides a snapshot comparable of the average home price in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  With no surprise, the average home price in Vancouver is three times the average home...

Le Plateau Mont Royal And Mile End Montreal's Best Kept Secrets One of the best places to hang out if you're visiting Montreal or for local Montrealers in need of a good restaurant or a neighborhood with some creative energy, Le Plateau Mont Royal is a wonderful quartier with a wonderful, eclectic, and artistic vibe. This neighborhood hosts many great restaurants, boutiques, cafes and above all diversity of people. I thought I'd share a couple of videos to give you a feel for this special part of Montreal. https://youtu.be/bUi3H7lArNc For the low down on where to get the best Poutine and some other great...

With the advent of new technologies or applications changing things up daily, there's no shortage of industries that will be disrupted, including Montreal real estate at some point. From artificial intelligence to self driving cars, we may think these things are far off in the future, but they are closer than you can imagine. I recently read and thought I'd share this article by Laurence Van Elegem, that appeared on Across Technology that places the value of creativity front line and center as a means to thriving in the age of uberization,  The Real estate industry could definitely benefit from some creative...

I couldn't resist posting this recent article about Keller Williams' performance. Although Keller Williams is new to Montreal and Quebec in general (only about 3 years or so), it's plans to expand throughout Quebec are aggressive. Most Montrealer's aren't aware that Keller Williams is the number 1 brokerage in the United States. Here is the article by Inman News; Agent productivity propels Keller Williams sales growth to all-time high While the company increases in agent count, transactions and sales volume have caught up Caroline Feeney Jul 25, 2016 Key Takeaways In Q2 2016, Keller Williams had a net gain of 6,073 agents -- up 9.2 percent...

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