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

 

 

 

Read my Montreal real estate blog posts below:

 

 

Introducing 1280 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest #1110 - Ritz Residences    Welcome to 1280 Sherbrooke Ouest #1110 located in the Ritz Residences in Downtown Montreal. This stunning 2 bedroom + den features the highest quality finishes as well as impeccable style and design. The condo features 2 large bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom. There's a large balcony with great city views, and a feeling of spaciousness with the 11 foot high ceiling accents.   https://youtu.be/63_kap7rWq0   View the full listing   The Ritz Residences provide an incredible 5 star, luxury hotel style lifestyle. The building has an indoor pool, spa, gourmet restaurant Maison Boulud, 24 hours security,...

Fantastic Neighborhoods in Greater Montreal   Fantastic neighborhoods in Greater Montreal gives you a snapshot via this small map, of some of the wonderful neighborh0ods to live or hang out. Each highlighted quarter features some fun and informative Youtube videos that will give you a feel for these places.        For those who are thinking about moving to Montreal, I thought this video by "Making That Change" covers many aspects of the city.     https://youtu.be/oSgUL_lizsc   A must read Montreal blog to discover things to do and of course the best food!   Visit the full list of neighborhoods in Greater Montreal Read the blog Read the Newsletter  ...

Best Performing Sectors Of The Real Estate Market    The best performing sectors of the real estate market reveal a strong and growing industrial property market. Revenue property is also maintaining high demand. Sales across the residential sector have slowed with the advent of increasing interest rate hikes. More inventory is coming on the market but we'll have to keep an eye on how things continue to unfold. Commercial real estate has to adjust to changes in a post covid world.  Check out the PWC report on commercial trends. https://www.pwc.com/ca/en/industries/real-estate/emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2021/commercial-property-outlook.html   Read the PWC report   "In the office today, at home tomorrow: The impact of a hybrid...

Parched! The French Countryside This summer I had the priviledge of visiting parts of the French countryside, Les Alpes-de-Haut-Provence and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur. Two stunning areas well known for the Gorges du Verdon which you could say is like the Grand Canyon of France as well as the famed lavender fields of Provence. I debated as to whether to rent a car as I was travelling alone.  I don't drive manual, and have heard alot about the twisty, white knuckled driving required through these parts. Truth be told though, the thought of doing a 10 - 11 hour tour and being picked up at...