Weekly Blend: August 4, 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:

Markham residents want this giant stainless-steel-cow-on-stilts statue mooooooved. (So, so sorry for that.)

Celery in Nunavut can cost $12.44 per kilogram. To address this problem, one not-for-profit is building greenhouses in the Arctic.

Hopefully they can scheme up a plan to get people to move into this pyramid, which just so happens to be the world’s tallest unoccupied building at 105-storeys high.

If there’s one thing that stuck from Grade 4 geography, it’s this: There’s a big difference between Saint John and St. John’s. These women flew to the wrong “Saint John” but managed to make the most of their Maritime blunder.

The owner of a RE/MAX office in Texas is also a dead-ringer for famed novelist Ernest Hemingway. Just don’t expect him to write s sequel to The Old Man and the Sea.

The farm with the barn that inspired E.B. White to write Charlotte’s Web is on the market for $3.7 million. I’ll say it, Charlotte is the only spider I cared for and I was inconsolable when she died.

Bear with me for one more fictional story dealing with deceased animals. The house that inspired Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is for sale.

This Brampton homeowner was shocked to see an in-ground pool slowly emerge from beneath the grass in her backyard. Zombie pool!

They have self-serve frozen yogurt shops and now those crazy pop machines with a million flavour combinations. But, this… this is a game-changer. An Alberta bar has introduced Canada’s first self -serve beer wall.

What would you pay for a huge oceanfront house in Australia with as much seclusion as a private island? No, seriously, this REALTOR® doesn’t know what to value the house at and needs ideas.

Call it the party house. Confetti-like tiles enliven this old row house in Portugal.

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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