Weekly Blend: August 10, 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:

An Oregon-based firm can put a feather in its cap knowing there’s some demand for their new tiny, trailer-based home, nicknamed “The Goose.”

Must. Refrain. From drive-thru jokes. A popular pub in New York was deemed safe to remain open even after a car plowed through its front door.

Next time a skunk sprays your dog or your home, consider lawyering up. An Oregon woman is suing after she claims a skunk’s spray ruined $112,000 worth of her possessions.

This New Jersey mill will put you back about a mil. There’s a reason for the high price tag: apart from the spectacular rustic feel of the home, a glass floor lets you watch the river flow under your feet.

You think you have an ant problem? Guaranteed you don’t have one million ants forming bridges to attack a wasp nest. Officially add ant bridges to my list of nightmare fuel.

When it comes to stories about stray goats, this one might be the greatest of all time. A silly billy, acting all willy-nilly, was found by Ottawa By-Law wandering the streets of a west-end neighbourhood.

If only these walls could talk. The Halifax home where Jonathan McCully, one of the Fathers of Confederation, conducted much of his work is on the market for less than a semi-detached house in Toronto.

Former ‘NSYNC member Lance Bass had to say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to his chances of owning the Brady Bunch house after HGTV swooped in last minute to buy the piece of television history. Bass took to Instagram to express how it was tearin’ up his heart to lose out.

If all town halls looked like this, no one would ever complain about waiting in line for a dog tag license or a building permit. Built over a river and backdropped by mountains, this Nordic town hall is stunning.

There’s no denying this “ham” would be juicy. My taste buds are conflicted because at a quick glance, this smoked creation resembles meat, but it’s actually watermelon.

Need to liven up your living room? Check out this list of brilliantly-coloured accent chairs.

It’s like movie theatre seating, but with couches! For the ultimate relaxing movie night with friends or family, consider adding this three-tiered, stadium-style sofa in front of your home entertainment system.

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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