Weekly Blend: A loonie price for a house

The Weekly Blend is your “weekly” source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard-at-work Weekly Blend crew scours the web looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories. Maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!

Usually when a Toronto home makes the news it’s because of the outrageous listing price, and this case is no different, but not in the way you might think. This four-bedroom home is on the market for $1!

Little Mango the pig is finally getting the home he deserves after being rescued from the side of an Ontario highway.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone wishing for an arctic vacation, I’d have exactly zero nickels. Not for long! Once you lay your eyes on these spectacular northern getaways, you’ll be out on the first dog sled bound for the Arctic Circle.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky! For any “Addams Family” fan, spending a night in the famous “all together ooky” mansion would be a dream—or nightmare—come true. [DM1] 

Hay, we aren’t kidding around here with this story. A teen in Ohio got the surprise of his life earlier this week when he came home from school to find a goat had broken into his family’s home and fallen asleep in the bathroom.

Strangely enough, the goat burglar mentioned above wasn’t the only animal home invasion that occurred this week. Homeowners in Homewood, California, came home to find a mama bear and two cubs using their home as a jungle gym.

Chicago Bulls fans, rejoice! NBA Legend Michael Jordan just listed his gorgeous Utah mountain retreat for $7.5 million. It may sound like a lot, but can you really put a price on living in the former home of one of the most iconic figures in basketball history?

Every salesperson knows how difficult it can be to build a brand in today’s competitive market. Have a look at this article that presents 12 effective strategies for new real estate professional to help build their businesses.

Every Canadian knows the small-town boy turned music-industry titan, Justin Bieber. The Biebs is looking for a buyer for his $8.5-million home, but not in the most orthodox way: He’s using Instagram to market the property. 

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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