Weekly Blend: April 25, 2014

The Weekly Blend is your ‘weekly’ source covering real estate news and stories you may have missed. Our hard-at-work Weekly Blend crew scours the web, newsgroups and forums looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to contribute, please post 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 recent study from the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute demonstrates what makes Fredericton, NB an appealing place to live and work.

Is the urban car lot disappearing? Some say yes…some say no. What do you think?

A story only Canadians can truly appreciate. In case you were wondering, here are 11 uses for used milk bags.

Young adults still living at home is a growing trend amongst Canadians.

Hey New Westminster, BC– grab your flip-flops and suntan lotion and get ready to head to the beach (coming soon) on the banks of the Fraser River.

Staying on the west coast…Curbed Vancouver gives you Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 Endangered Sites.

And Curbed Toronto reports that the legendary El Mocambo has been conditionally sold.

Ever since I argued my first parking ticket back in ’97 I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with parking signs. Well a Freelance Designer decided to take matters into her own hands and redesign New York City’s confusing street parking signs.

In the past I’ve included stories about shipping containers and, well, here’s another one. Check out these 10 shops and restaurants made from shipping containers.

If you’re looking for a pot friendly rental in Colorado, Rocky Mountain High takes on a whole new meaning.

Meet the Portland woman who downsized her life to 84 square feet and 305 possessions.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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