Weekly Blend: August 11, 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:

Forget the gold rush, California could be seeing a “green rush”. We’d like to bring you this story about how a cannabis company purchased an entire town with dreams of making it a Disneyland for dope smokers.

Sure, apartments over stores are commonplace, but entire houses and yards on a shopping mall? Here’s a list of awesome homes hidden in plain view.

It’s no secret Toronto loves itself and this building’s giant mural featuring Crane Girl and Dart Guy pays homage to all things that make the 6 legendary.

Well, these pizzas aren’t going to get delivered. A tractor trailer spilled its frozen pizza cargo all over an Arkansas highway, shutting down the busy roadway. This surely will cost the company a lot of dough.

Nothing says fire and fury like a man trying to set a wasp nest on fire to rid them from his home.

Nothing I can say about this promotion, other than it’s a solar eclipse of the heart. A Vancouver REALTOR®’s future is so bright, she’s handing out special shades for the upcoming total eclipse.

Sure, the solar eclipse will look cool, but how will people know it’s happening if people can’t Facebook it because the power goes out? The eclipse could block 9,000 megawatts of solar power.

This house has a murderous history, but it could be a hot ticket item for you muggles. Harry Potter’s childhood home (where Voldemort killed his parents) is on the market.

Move to your auntie’s and uncle’s in Bel-Air and live beside this house, the most expensive home in the U.S. right now, listed for a whopping $350 million.

It’s rare to see the NBA’s Golden State Warriors lose, but their star player, Stephen Curry, recently suffered a personal one. His Bay Area home sold for $700,000 less than asking.

The person who bought Donald Trump’s childhood home is now offering it up on Airbnb for $725 a night. It includes a life-size cutout of the Donald, “a great companion for watching Fox News…”

Red Green, prepare to have your mind blown: There is a tape stronger, dare we say better, than duct tape.

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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