Weekly Blend: December 6, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

This is a neat pictorial history of the Vancouver skyline: Past, present and future.

What’s driving up home prices in the GTA? According to one survey it’s the lack of established areas.

Complex Mag has a list of the Best Buildings of 2013 – with a Canadian property holding a very prominent spot.

After an agreement couldn’t be reached with developers, the Kelowna Farmers’ Market is searching for a new home

The best part of these properties…each unit comes with a great ocean view.

Here’s an idea for listing photos…have the stager make the house look like a party just happened. It gives the listing a more ‘lived in feel’.

This property may be appealing to buyers’ named Hansel and/or Gretel.

Bruce Willis’ home is listed at $19.9M (reduced from $22M) and the house from The Big Chill can be yours for just $3.5M.

Here’s another story from South of the Border, this one about ultra-high end property foreclosures in 2013.

An APP that helps users look for a city or location based on their personal preferences!

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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