Weekly Blend: August 17, 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:

Millennial home buyers are still searching for homes with space for a nursery—not to foster an expanding family, but for their succulents.

You’ll need to be a cat whisperer if you want to live on this Greek island. The opportunity to live in paradise comes with a price: caring for 55 cats. One thing’s for sure, you won’t have a rodent problem!

Well, I could afford about 10 square feet of this property. One of the buildings at downtown Toronto’s most iconic intersections, Yonge Street and Bloor Street, is asking a record rental rate of $400 per square foot.

Well, I could afford about 10 cubic feet of this other iconic Toronto property. Toronto’s cube house, purchased in May for $2.8 million, needs a new home.

As a real estate professional, you live for the roller coaster ride of closing a deal. So, you might like to know the world’s largest, fastest and tallest dive coaster is coming to Canada’s Wonderland, located just north of Toronto.

Ever wanted to be whisked away by a dreamy vampire? Here’s your chance. Bella’s house, from Twilight, is for sale and it’s been untouched since the movie was filmed there.

Like vampires, but not of the preppy, teenage variety? The Los Angeles house where Alice Cooper wrote material for his Hollywood Vampires project is for sale.

What does it take to create the perfect kitchen? Architect Cindy Black shares her recipe for renovating.

Living on the streets has never been so fashionable. This Tokyo house blurs the lines of public and private property by incorporating the road on which it sits.

Purple-tinted wood paneling lines the Jimi Hendrix room, psychedelic wallpaper lulls you to sleep in the Janis Joplin suite and if you decide on the Grateful Dead experience, you’ll be in a backyard cabin. These are the rooms at Woodstock’s Rockotel, now listed for $695,000 U.S.

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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