Weekly Blend: August 18, 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:

Transport yourself to the Moonrise Kingdom and live like The Royal Tenenbaums. This house for rent near Kingston, Ontario features rooms based on Wes Anderson movies.

Quebec’s legendary Le Studio, also known as Rush’s Abbey Road, recently burnt down in a suspicious fire. Someone call The Police! (Sting’s band also recorded albums there).

Take a peek inside the $62-million Hamptons home where Muhammad Ali frequently stayed and Mick Jagger rock-and-rolled his car into a ditch.

Don’t stare at these prices for too long, you might harm your eyes. House rentals for Monday’s solar eclipse are going for as much as $10,000 a night!

Ever wished you could play Mario Kart in real life? Head to Niagara Falls once this multi-level go-kart racetrack is ready. It’s as close as you’ll get to racing along the Rainbow Road.

Pssh, this engagement ring is only one carrot. This Alberta woman’s diamond ring went missing in 2004 and recently sprouted wrapped around a carrot on the family farm.

When that $72-million house won’t sell, consider raising the price to an even $80 million.

Rapper Eminem is cleaning out his closet and selling his Michigan estate for nearly half of what he paid for it in 2003.

Holy moly! This modest semi-detached house for sale in Ireland is nothing special, but the neighbour’s backyard is – it features a prominent religious shrine.

Finding the perfect office space is tough and with rental prices continuing to soar, consider putting an office under a bridge. This secret studio has great access to transportation.

See you later, alligator! A Hamilton, Ontario man was shocked to see an alligator lounging by his backyard pool on his 25th wedding anniversary. The more traditional gift to give is silver, not reptiles.

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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