Weekly Blend: December 16, 2016

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:

If the house you want to buy doesn’t have a garage, one (ill-advised) way around that would be smashing a car through the wall. That’s what a Sarnia, Ontario teen did to his parents’ house.

Get your new washing machine and a bag of milk all in the same place! Sears Canada is gambling on adding groceries to its aisles as the department store’s revenues continue to drop.

This Windsor, Ontario couple transformed their “horror show” of a house into a magical, modern Christmas delight.

If your neighbour’s Christmas display rivals that of the Griswolds, do I have the solution for you. This Michigan woman’s display is so simple, it’s ingenious.

The Globe and Mail head office is on the move in Toronto. But before they switch locations, one reporter decided to write an obituary for their office on 444 Front St. West.

Don’t you hate when you come home to a messy house? Well, this Australia man came home to no house at all. The mess on his property was the remnants of where his house once stood.

Scroll past the tongue-in-cheek Trump awards to find the best and worst designs in architecture as handpicked by Curbed. Poor, wet Miami.

It seems all good Canadian stories start and end with a wild moose. Police in Alberta are warning drivers to watch out for moose who like to lick vehicles because they’re covered in road salt.

You wouldn’t think the word “gorgeous” would be the worst word to describe a house for sale, but here is Forbes saying that’s the case.

Oops, I did it again and included a celebrity home for sale in the Weekly Blend. You can buy the house  Britney Spears once lived in for a cool $9.5 million. I’ll hit you with that price one more time: $9.5 million!

Walk – and live – like an Egyptian in this pyramid-shaped cabin. However, this pyramid isn’t built in the desert, rather the serene Washington woods.

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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