Weekly Blend: April 13, 2017

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!

Here are my weekly picks:

A deep playoff run by the Calgary Flames would be music to this REALTOR®’s ears. That’s because he wrote an anthem for the team.

Unless they’re shooting Big Brother Canada at this St. John’s house, there’s no reason for the hidden cameras and secret recording devices found inside.

Nothing in this world is free, not even this “free” farm up for grabs in Smiths Falls, Ontario. OK, money-wise it’s a steal of a deal, but only if you’re ready to toil in the soil.

Talk about Hot Wheels. This REALTOR® from Halifax lost his car–thankfully nothing else–when it spontaneously combusted while he was inside.

If only the Three Little Pigs had this machine to build a brick house in 48 hours when that wolf came knocking.

Here’s a price comparison of Canada’s most expensive homes and the country’s smallest homes. Why can’t I get a 160 acre property for $60,000?

You’ve said it to your clients many times: always make sure your house has a good foundation… and isn’t made of air. This is why.

There’s a Blank Space in this posh New York neighbourhood and you can write your name onto the deed. A house Taylor Swift lived in is on the market.

Question: does a medieval-style mansion come with a fancy security system or just a bunch of knights? Also, is there a moat?

You just got a nice tax return. Here’s a good breakdown of what home improvements you can now afford (U.S. dollars).

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.


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