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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Via Inman 1. Motivators Consumers are most motivated to adopt smart home technology by family safety. Six out of 10 survey respondents cited that as the biggest reason for their interest in smart home products. Increasing convenience in home management, such as by adding the ability to turn on lights after dark (54 percent) and provide remote access to service providers (22 percent) also ranked among the top reasons for why respondents choose to adopt smart home technology, the survey found. “The new era of smart security and smart home products offer consumers visibility and control over their homes that previously had not been available with traditional security systems,” said Jason Johnson, CEO...

The Latest Montreal Real Estate Market Stats For June 2016 The Latest Montreal Real Estate Market Stats For June 2016 show a stable a balanced market, with zero change from last years numbers to this years.  Sales of single family homes continued their upward monthly trend for it's 16th consecutive month in the Montreal CMA region.     Market stats for June 2016 Featured Photo by Vladimir Kudinov  ...

Condominium Fees Across Quebec The QFREB reviewed and recently published a report on condominium fees across Quebec from 2015 to 2016. There is a significant difference between the average condo fees in greater Montreal and the rest of Quebec as well as between wood buildings and large concrete structures. View and download the report below: [gview file="https://www.realestatemontreal.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/condominium-fee-report.pdf"]...

A Snapshot of Mount Royal - Nature's Real Estate It's been raining here in Montreal the past two days but never the less, I managed to sneak in a walk to the mountain, one of my favorite past times. After all, this warm season is short and before we turn around, it's the beginning of fall. Inspired by Monet's Haystak series where he shoots the same haystak at different intervals during a 24 hour period, and at varying points of light, the view at the mountain summit looks  ompletely different, depending on the season, weather, time of day et.  I shot...

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