Weekly Blend: Bob McSlob the Snowman is a giant, happy soul

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!

What’s 14-feet tall with a bucket hat and a long carrot nose? Bob McSlob the snowman! Let’s all agree if this guy came to life one day, it would be downright terrifying.

With its own arcade and bowling alley, this wooden fortress for sale in the Greater Toronto Area gives its inhabitants no reason to leave.

Talk about a concrete jungle! This 3,500-square-foot home is a monument to concrete, glass and steel, but does an incredible job of blending into the surrounding treescape.

500 Days of Summer? More like 500 days of “will this thing ever sell?” After a year and a half on the market, Meryl Streep finally found a buyer for her Tribeca penthouse, initially priced at $24.6 million. Spoiler: it did not sell for that much.

If you’re a Hufflepuff in the bathroom and a Gryffindor in the kitchen, what are you in the living room? Slytherin! That joke is only funny if you read this article about a homeowner finding a six-foot boa constrictor in his living room.

Pop quiz: when’s the last time you’ve used a dry cleaner? If your answer is within the last five years, then this closet might be for you. Introducing the “smart closet” that can air, steam, dry and purify your clothes for you.

In a basement, far, far away, we’ve found the ultimate Star Wars shrine.

Have some kids who are itching to take clapbombs from the point? Here are some tips to help build the perfect backyard skating rink.

The grind of selling homes means you must ramp up your game and know how to wheel and deal, especially in the board room. (How many skateboarding puns did you find?) If you spotted a few, you’ll appreciate this story about a famous skateboard residence up for sale.

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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