Weekly Blend: December 1, 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:

A real estate professional in Australia is hoping his cringeworthy rendition of Wonderwall will make you see this three-bedroom property as an Oasis.

Looking for the real Cold War-era experience? A couple in Kansas and their neighbour have recently converted a decommissioned nuclear missile into an AirBnB.

With the value of Bitcoin continuing to rise, some Aussies are now accepting the cryptocurrency as partial payment for their homes.

No more will searching for a clean restroom in San Francisco be a problem thanks to the Pit Stop public toilet project. The project offers new rolling toilets that mimic Victorian structures with pastel hues.

Speaking of toilets, things in Thailand aren’t so private. The Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department has received more than 30,000 calls to remove snakes from homes and toilets.

Are Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo the next celebrity house flippers? Likely not, however, they did just put up their 1.2-acre estate in L.A. for sale after only four months in the home.

And the award for best husband goes to country music star Keith Urban who is considering buying his wife, Nicole Kidman, a $39-million Manhattan townhouse. I guess I should rethink Christmas this year …

Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is sure to strike a chord with rock enthusiasts. The 450-foot-tall structure will be shaped like the body of a Les Paul guitar.

Millennials rejoice, I’ve found your future home. Be it on water or in the woods, these residences are ideal for Generation Y and their aspirations for Instagram fame.

As tiny homes move from fad to fixture, New Atlas decided it was time to compile a list of the best tiny houses of 2017. 300 square feet has never looked so appealing.

If you’re looking to buy in the U.S., you will likely want to avoid these 25 hot markets. In San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, there is only a 0.23% vacancy for residential properties.

As Communications Manager, Michael Shaw manages a dynamic team of talented communicators and social media experts. Whether its content produced by CREA or REALTOR.ca, Michael has seen it and approved it. When he’s not working or taking care of his daughter, Michael is travelling the globe, watching live music or relaxing on the dock.


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