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:

 

 

Montreal Market Highlights September 2020 Montreal Market Highlights September 2020 as a continued sellers market. According to Centris, “With an average selling time of only 46 days in the Montreal area, a new record has been broken for a month of September, reflecting extremely tight market conditions in favour of sellers, including for properties that are less desirable in normal times.” The Island of Montreal had a 28 per cent rise in sales, surpassing Vaudreuil-Soulanges (+22 per cent) this month. In September, with inventories remaining low, sales across the Montreal CMA for single family homes posted the largest jump in sales at 47%...

photo by ©Bonnie Meisels Montreal Market Update Fall 2020 Montreal market update fall 2020 continues to show a seller's market across many categories. Inventories remain low, especially in single family homes and condos at a certain price point.  According to the Centris statistics report "No Summer Respite for Montreal’s Residential Real Estate Market as Sales and Prices Set New Records". "In total, 4,878 residential sales transactions were concluded in August 2020. This represents a 39 per cent increase compared to August of last year and the highest number of transactions ever recorded for a month of August since the Centris system began compiling market data...

Montreal's Latest Market Update August 2020 Montreal's Latest Market Update August 2020: Amazingly enough, despite the huge drop in real estate activities over the few months of the COVID - 19 lockdown, here in Montreal, both sales and prices have strongly rebounded. It's as if all that pent up demand became unleashed once the market re-opened. There's still a shortage of inventory which is what's driving the Montreal real estate market this summer of 2020. "Montreal-area residential sales jump 46% in July, setting new record for month", read the Montreal Gazette article below. Here are some excerpts from the most recent second quarter Barometer...

EN FR