Weekly Blend: December 12, 2014

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

For me, the holidays aren’t the same without snow. But, I can imagine that if I lived in Sydney, Australia, this 32ft Lego Christmas tree would help.

Have you ever tried to one-up your neighbour’s holiday display? Instead of working against each other, this neighbourhood in Yucaipa, California banded together to create a jaw-dropping Christmas light show.

Rollercoaster house tour; need I say more? (VIDEO)

I live in the country and love it … but urban design “cutesification” just made city living a whole lot more appealing (StreetPong traffic lights)!

On a somewhat-related note, according to the Huffington Post, the story of 2014 is … (drumroll, please) – urbanization!

Treehugger.com presents: the winners of Winnipeg’s 2015 Warming Hut Competition.

You know what they say about people who live in glass houses … do you think that will change in “smart glass” houses?

Having just returned from my first extended stay in Vancouver, I would have loved to have visited the historic Gabriola House, which is now for sale.

Move over builder beige, here are the new hues for your home for 2015.

Kylee Sauve, Director, Communications, leads a dynamic team of communicators, translators and designers in the execution of CREA's strategic priorities. Since starting her career with an internationally recognized non-profit organization, Kylee has gained more than a decade of communications experience. When not in the office, she can be found working on her house or yard with her husband and dogs.

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