Thursday, 19 June 2014

The BEST Green Real Estate Investment Opportunity
(Greenhabbing that’s Social too)

Image by PeapodLife: BEST HOMES: The BEST Real Estate Investment Opportunity

“…we focus heavily on the nexus between green investment and profit,
and how investors can use green technology and incentives to create win-win solutions.”

No matter what anyone tells you, we know that real estate investing is still pretty much about one thing: maximizing ROI. However, how one goes about achieving that goal as an investor is changing.

From Ethical Funds to Green Real Estate News, including “greenhabbing" (making green improvements to existing real estate properties) CSR, “Corporate Social Responsibility,” normally measured as SRI—Social Responsibility Index—is trickling down into the real estate market. So what is "greenhabbing?" Checkout this excellent YouTube video by Jim Simcoe:

Video: Green Real Estate Investing (Greenhabbing) with Jim Simcoe

For the purposes of today’s article, our focus will be on “Social, Environmental, Economic Real Estate Investing” or "SEE REALTY." This is a type of real estate investing which takes greenhabbing to new heights of social responsibility and positive social impact, all the while maintaining an ROI focus.

It would be nice if "SEE REALTY" took off, because after all, it's only one "I" short of SEEing the REALITY of the housing situation we all live in, but we'll just have to wait for it to catch on.

PeapodLife BEST HOMES (Building EcoSystems & Technology via Home Ownership for the Masses that's Economical & Social) offers investors an approach that is truly unique.

Together with our partner, Casavant, we can help investors profit from the healthiest, most stress-free, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly properties possible.

PeapodLife's unique all-in-one green real estate investment program rolls green renovations and PeapodLife ecosystems into the mortgage, greatly reducing the up-front capital costs (and risks) for investors!

Here’s how it breaks down:


Just imagine being able to buy, renovate and sell green properties at a fraction of the typical capital investment, and even less time and effort.

PeapodLife and any affiliated contractors / subs we use are performance bonded to 1 ½ times the cost of the renovations.

The system our Architectural Technologist uses is the same one as the insurance agency and is featured on W Network program The Property Brothers.


Working with the right investors, PeapodLife can also convert existing properties into green rental, rent-to-own, condo, co-op, mixed residential-commercial, or commercial properties.

If we’re looking at a simple home buy, renovate & flip scenario, we can also create a Legal Second Suite (most likely in the basement) that benefits from all the green technologies on the property, including the ecosystem!

Just to remind you what that looks like (and the IMPACT IT CAN HAVE ON PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE IT IN PERSON), check-out our latest video of an ecosystem in-progress (in an AFFORDABLE GREEN RETIREMENT RESIDENCE)...

Video: PeapodLife EcoSystem in Progress in Fitch Street Low-Income Green Retirement Residence


Let’s face it: you know the condition of many basement apartments in Toronto. You know the problems they have with flooding, mould, etc. With skyrocketing prices in places like Toronto and Vancouver, coupled to “real estate investing as usual” (bottom-line profit at any price) the low-income and underprivileged trying to get by really do get shafted in terms of quality and healthfulness.

PeapodLife, partnered with Casavant’s Second Suites Program will completely change the complexion of social and affordable housing. This program is a true game-changer. It is so revolutionary and potentially lucrative, to receive details investors must first sign and return a confidentiality agreement.   CONTACT US TODAY for more information.

Why the secrecy? Because we don't want our trade secrets used to perpetuate some of the awful trends which can be seen in low-income housing projects. In the wake of PeapodLife's approach to greenhabbing, their days are numbered anyway...


In today's red-hot real-estate market, many are doing just the same old slap on a coat of paint" routine. You know, lipstick on a pig. Mostly contractors who are perhaps best equipped to assess renovation costs, swallow additional "surprise" expenses, and generally milk every wholesale discount they can to maximize their profits. Makes perfect sense. Not exactly “green.”

But what about other investors? No matter who they are; no matter how close a relationship they may have with architects, contractors, etc., the fact remains that they are taking a good deal of risk footing the bill for renovations which are really out of their hands; unexpected costs which are more often than not beyond their control.

Then there's the whole issue of differentiation. Sure, with a well-designed, renovated and staged property in the right location in Toronto, a bidding war may even ensue. But this is becoming less common as more and more new and/or renovated homes come onto the market, all sporting the same contemporary look, features, etc. 

PeapodLife BEST HOMES offers less risk, more convenience, greater differentiation in the marketplace, while building SUSTAINABILITY and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY into every property.

CONTACT US TODAY for more information.

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