Weekly Blend: Big Foot’s big break

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!

When you’ve got a house that just won’t sell, who you gonna call? Big foot! The elusive, furry giant was allegedly spotted in Ohio recently lending a helping paw to a REALTOR® in need by appearing in her listing photos. Now that’s what I call “gorilla” marketing.

Looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit? These eight picturesque small towns are living proof that winter wonderlands aren’t just the stuff of imagination. They’ll have even the grumpiest of grinches singing jingle all the way.

Sixteen of Canada’s best wineries in a five-minute walk from each other? No, you’re not dreaming, Canada is getting it’s very first ”wine village” in South Okanagan, British Columbia.

If you’re a fan of American history, you won’t want to miss out on this. A house once owned by the first President of the United States, George Washington, is available for rent on Airbnb in the town of Alexandria, Virginia.

Any takers for a free 3,300-square-foot Victorian home in New Jersey? There’s just one catch… you can have the house, just not the property.

Homeowners in a small town in Russia had a close call recently. We all know homeownership comes with certain risks, but who knew a military drone crash landing in your backyard was one of them?

Kanye West is at it again, making yet another property acquisition. This time, it’s a $14.5 million-dollar ranch situated in the rolling valleys of beautiful Wyoming. Oh Kanye, what will you get up to next! 

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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