Weekly Blend: April 27, 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:

Looking for some trendy décor ideas? This list of architecture-inspired Instagram accounts will have you scrolling for hours.

You’ll never feel so alive after sleeping with the fishes. A luxury Maldives resort is set to open a unique underwater hotel residence.

Is there anything that can test your patience more than assembling IKEA furniture? (I still have flashbacks from all those Hemnes dresser drawers.) Don’t worry, robots will soon save the day.

All aboard! Next stop: your future home? Train lovers will go loco for this old railway station that was converted into a family home.

You’ve fully embraced the smart home concept, so why not expand into the garden? Check out this list of cool gadgets to make yard work fun. What’s your favorite device on this list? Let us know in the Comments section below!

Just a spoonful of sugar—and a cool $42 million CDN—is all you need to buy the mansion formerly owned by Julie Andrews.

If only money grew on trees, then everyone could afford this lavish treehouse wrapped around a 250-year-old oak tree.

There’s No Doubt you have to be a millionaire to afford Gwen Stefani’s Beverly Hills mansion. The pop star’s home is listed for $37.3 million CDN.

You won’t mind serving a life sentence of house arrest at this jailhouse renovated as a popular bed and breakfast joint. At $637,000 CDN, it’s a steal of a deal!

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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