Weekly Blend: Dr. Phil has some explaining to do

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!

Dr. Phil often tries to delve into his guests’ home life, but if the roles were reversed his guests would see a home full of giant teddy bears and guns. This $5.75-million mansion owned by the daytime talk show host is raising a lot of eyebrows with its interior design choices.

Forget bricks and mortar, the world’s largest 3D-printed building was recently completed in Dubai. At 6,900-square-feet, you can only imagine what a printer jam would do to this project.

Talking about 3D-printed homes, The Sims (yes, this gaming franchise is somehow still going strong in 2020), is introducing a tiny-home inspired expansion pack. You know it’s bad when you can’t afford a sizeable home for your computer game characters.

There’s an opening for a housekeeper at Windsor Castle. Hey, just because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are taking a step back from their royal duties doesn’t mean their home can be left to ruin. No word yet on compensation; after all, Harry and Meghan are looking at becoming financially independent.

Winter blues got you seeing red? Check out these Scandinavian lighting tricks to help you brighten your day while staying inside.

And if you aren’t one for winter, it’s probably best to stay clear of Quebec City’s ice hotel, which is celebrating 20 years of magic this season. At least if you do stay there, you don’t have to search far and wide for the hotel’s ice machine.

What is hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk doing buying a home in Beverly Hills for $11.2 million? Didn’t he just sign with the Montreal Canadiens?

Forget life down on the boardwalk, with this stunning, secluded £2million home, you’ll be loving life up on the clifftop.

This $1.5 million home in Calgary is like stepping into a time machine where the user pressed a bunch of numbers and the machine malfunctioned, offering you a glimpse into almost every decade of the 1900s. Still, with features like a carpeted basketball court (that has to be a technical foul), it’s definitely worth a look.

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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