Weekly Blend: August 31, 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:

Hey, Justin Bieber: “Where Are Ü Now”? With this handy guide of all the Canadian superstar’s real estate transactions, Beliebers can have a virtual tour of everywhere he’s called home. His latest transaction includes an Ontario mansion with a horse racing track. Giddy up!

If only “The Three Little Pigs” knew to build their homes from hemp in the first place. “Hempcrete” is advertised as 10 times stronger than concrete. I can’t wait until houses are advertised as organic, too.

I don’t even buy new clothes on a whim, but New York’s richest couple can just throw around $40 million U.S. for a new home. Oh, and they paid in cash.

At just 140-square-feet, you can’t ask much for this New York City apartment. It means settling for having a doorless bathroom and a fridge stacked on your bed.

This camper seems like a better option than that apartment featured above. There’s no fridge being stacked on beds here, because the queen-size mattress drops down from the ceiling. What a cool use of space!

Picture yourself in a home on a river, with a roof that is green and has secret doors. This floating, foundationless home will put you back about $3.4 million U.S.

If there’s anyone in the world who can afford to knock off $3.1 million on their home, it’s Warren Buffet. The billionaire is now listing his Laguna Beach home for $7.9 million U.S. after it failed to sell for $11 million U.S.

How would you like it if your landlord was a Victoria’s Secret model? Alicia Rountree is putting her one bedroom, one bathroom Soho pad on the rental market for $5,000 a month.

If you’re like this man, you’ll fall head over heels for this art installation. A 2.5-metre-deep hole in the floor makes this exhibit whole, it’s just too bad someone got injured.

If you purchase this luxury home featured in the hit TV series, “Breaking Bad,” you might want to be leary about answering the front door. After all, Walter White is the one who knocks.

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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