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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What does the Canadian Housing Market Look Like in 2022?   What does the Canadian Housing Market Look Like in 2022?  Here are the market highlights and data via CREA (The Canadian Real Estate Association):   HIGHLIGHTS National home sales rose 8.6% on a month-over-month basis in October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. The number of newly listed properties climbed by 3.2% from September to October. The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) rose 2.7% month-over-month and was up 23.4% year-over-year. The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted an 18.2% year-over-year gain in...

The Latest Market News, COP 26 & Web 3 The latest market news, COP 26 & web 3 as you obviously can tell, looks at many diverse topics happening at the moment. There's just so much happening in the world right now that every 24 hours ushers in a bombardment of news and change is happening at an unprecedented, accelerated breakneck pace. Right now COP 26 is taking place over several days in Glascow Scotland. The wonderful thing about this is that you can watch it streamed live for free. Read more about it here.   Together for our planet! The summit takes place until November...

Questions vs Possible Solutions for a Greener Planet & the Latest Market News Questions vs Possible Solutions for a Greener Planet & Latest Market News is about trying to actively find answers to some big problems. I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of people bringing up and/or discussing all the environmental problems the planet faces right now, without at least suggesting some possible solutions. At a recent conference I attended I learned about a new initiative in Barcelona that plans to provide free solar panels to it's population. This is part of a public - private partnership. " Barcelona...

What's Driving Our Market & Affordable Real Estate What's driving our market & affordable real estate is a blog post addressing two different aspects of our current Montreal housing market. Here's a snapshot of the most recent sales data for Montreal in August 2021 via Centris. If we compare the inventory numbers from August 2020 to August 2021, active listings, inventory was down -26% for single family homes and -14% for condominiums. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what this data is showing in terms of supply and demand. With lower supply, it will remain a seller's market translating into higher...