Weekly Blend: December 8, 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:

Would you rather have a skylight or a balcony? Why not both with this clever contraption.

You’re bound to find the odd surprise here and there after living in a home for a while, but these Montreal residents were shocked when ice age caverns no human had ever seen before were discovered 10-metres below the surface.

What do you call wooden escalators? Aren’t they just stairs? These unique escalators were decommissioned and turned into a mesmerizing work of art.

This million-dollar, world-class beachfront mansion now looks like a “war zone” after partygoers caused $150,000 worth of damage. The roof remains, despite it being figuratively blown off.

This couple’s neighbours are legally allowed to creep into their bedroom. That’s because it was discovered the boundaries of their new-build are wrong.

If at first you don’t succeed, build, build around it? An architect from Belgium got tired of waiting for a light post to be removed, so he built around it.

Rock and roll! Drivers in Calgary are having a hard time navigating around this large rock, making it the most dangerous suburban parking lot in Alberta.

Speaking of large rocks, a number of British Columbia homeowners had to be evacuated due to concerns over falling boulders.

Imagine spending 14 months to complete a 6,000-piece puzzle of a beautiful Bavarian Castle, only to find out you have one piece missing. I’m so triggered.

This U.S. REALTOR® hit the jackpot, earning Kim Kardashian West’s trust as her go-to agent. Sell one of her mansions per year, and you’re set.

Don’t want to gross out your house guests? Then ditch the carpet in your dining room or bathroom and clean those sticky cabinets.

Nike is running away from its location on 6 East 57th Street in New York City, meaning Donald Trump’s private real estate empire just lost one of its biggest tenants.

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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