Weekly Blend: April 20, 2018

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:

Land is so valuable in Toronto that it’s worth $50,000 of legal fees to claim a six-inch wide piece of land.

And the San Francisco market continues to be hot, too. Burned out houses that would be an inspector’s worst nightmare are still selling for $900,000!

The Titanic hit an iceberg; it didn’t go over Niagara Falls. Yet there are plans to build a $21-million museum in the Honeymoon Capital honouring the famed cruise ship.

Certain HGTV programs make buying and renovating old homes look so easy. And, as you probably know, that’s not always the case. Some REALTORS® aren’t a fan of how the channel depicts the house-hunting process. Do you like watching HGTV? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Tumbleweeds often go hand-in-hand with ghost towns, but this very much alive-and-well California town is being overrun by the dry, prickly boulders.

Forget piggy banks, a contemporary product design studio has designed a lamp in which you have to deposit a coin every time you want to turn it on. What a bright idea!

It’s not technically a house boat, but the layout of this waterfront mansion in Australia could pass for a cruise ship’s interior. And that balcony! Oh, that balcony.

After a long day at the office, sometimes you just want to come home and take a relaxing bath. Too bad this Louisiana homeowner couldn’t, because upon her arrival she discovered a naked intruder in her tub eating Cheetos.

Like most of you, I’m a sucker for sales. So, when I found out America’s “most expensive home” is being discounted for 25% off, I reached for my cheque book. Then I realized I don’t have $188 million US.

With the warm temperatures finally arriving in most of Canada this weekend, homeowners will have the renovation itch. Here is a list of some simple DIY projects to tackle this weekend.

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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