Weekly Blend: December 7, 2018

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:

Just when you think we’ve uncovered every inch of the globe, a bunch of caribou counters spot a massive, unexplored cave in British Columbia’s Wells Gray Provincial Park.

You serious, Clark? A passerby called 911 after seeing what looked like a man hanging on for dear life from a roof. Turns out it was a Christmas display honouring “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” What a dummy!

Speaking of the best Christmas movie of all time, you can buy an eight-foot-long inflatable “Christmas Vacation” station wagon decoration for your yard. The Griswold family Christmas tree looks great on it! Little full, lotta sap.

You get a home, you get a home, and you get a home! Japan has so many vacant houses, the country is literally giving them away.

This unique furniture collection designed to mimic working from bed could be revolutionary for the busy REALTOR® who dreams of sleeping in on a Sunday.

This NBA legend’s house sure looks sweet. Charles Barkley’s former “Sugar Land” house in San Antonio is for sale.

Frank Sinatra famously swooned over New York, New York, but his Malibu beach home is getting attention these days. The former home of Ol’ Blue Eyes is on the market for $19 million USD.

Sure, this bathroom looks elegant and oh, so relaxing, but there’s something potentially dangerous with this listing picture. Can you spot it on first glance?

What’s going to be the hot design trend in next year? If you’re a fan of wood finishes, open shelving, and coloured kitchen cabinets, 2019 is your year!

Well, this homeowner’s dolls might as well be undead to her. Police in Michigan are searching for 16 zombie dolls stolen from a woman’s garage. I have so many questions…

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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