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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[embed]https://youtu.be/3QgIQzDqXmo[/embed] Who Speaks for the Earth Who Speaks for the Earth? A question that I've been contemplating with both my head and heart for awhile. It looks like others that have come before me have grappled with this as well as I fortunately stumbled across a video by the iconic Carl Sagan, Cosmos by Carl Sagan - Episode 13: Who Speaks For Earth. Covid 19 has caused devastation across the world, but the one bright spot in all of this is the visible relief on the planet. With the reduction of boat traffic and noise pollution, wildlife is once again resurfacing in...

Montreal Market by the Numbers March 2020 Montreal Market by the Numbers March 2020 shows as expected, a very active first half of March and a drop for the second half. According to Centris, here are some of the details: -"In total, 5,907 residential sales transactions were concluded in March 2020, a 4 per cent increase compared to March of last year. Still, this was the 61st consecutive month of sales growth. For the first quarter of the year, 14,662 transactions were concluded in the Montreal CMA, a 13 per cent increase compared to the first quarter of 2019. -The Island of Montreal registered...

COVID 19 And Montreal Real Estate COVID 19 And Montreal Real Estate finds us in a state of flux and change. Just as Premier Legault sent us into full lockdown mode, the Montreal housing market was booming and in full swing. Open houses were packed with lineups at certain properties. Most of the sales went from five thousand to several hundred thousand over asking. Pre-Covid, inventories were low, demand was high, and prices were on a continual rise. The reality is that although prices continued to increase, Montreal's prices still remained substantially lower than there counterparts in the Toronto and Vancouver...

Photo by ©Bonnie Meisels Montreal February 2020 Market Data Montreal February 2020 market Data shows for the Island of Montreal a continued sellers market with certain categories of properties in bidding wars resulting in well over asking price territory. Of course, the extent to which depends on the category and location of the property. Island of Montreal Sales:  Feb 2020: 1742   Feb 2019: 1487  Increase of  17% Active listings:                                             7175                      7657  Decrease...

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