Wikipedia describes the term ‘real estate’ as follows:
“Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, USA and The Bahamas) that encompasses land along with improvements to the land, such as buildings, fences, wells and other site improvements that are fixed in location—immovable. Real estate law is the body of regulations and legal codes which pertain to such matters under a particular jurisdiction and include things such as commercial and residential real property transactions.”
Did you notice the word ‘improvement to the land’ ? So what constitutes as ‘improvement’?
Does cutting down trees, clearing the land, destroying other creatures habitat counts as improvement?
For many real estate brokers it does. Money, money, money. Their only agenda is making money, and lots of it. A good example is that famous, bad hair guy Trump. He doesn’t give a damn about the environment. To him ‘environment’ equals land to sell. And unfortunately there are many like him. They are the cancer of this society and the destroyers of the environment.
Most buyers don’t think about the land, and how it was before a house was built on it. Do you?
Don’t get me wrong – real estate can be good and it is necessary in our world – if it is combined with common sense.
But what real estate is today in many developers mind is money.
Greed and money is what destroys this planet and takes away important areas from our species who have soon nowhere to go to live.
Oh, yes, if they are lucky and don’t go extinct, they will be in your backyard and you will be running screaming that a bear, wolf, coyote, racoon etc. is eating your precious property.
Well, wait a minute. It isn’t yours! You may have bought the property but that gives you no right to destroy another beings existence!
Our way of thinking needs to change! When we develop land for our own use we need to start incorporating the fact that others may occupy that land already. How are we affecting them? Can we coexist? Sure we can – with a different attitude and humility that based on the fact that we aren’t the only species on this planet.