Weekly Blend: February 17, 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:

You’re connected to your smartphone, but do you long for the days of T9 texting and the game, Snake? Nokia’s legendary 3310 is rumoured to return.

And if you’re still holding onto that Blackberry, congratulations, you are now a part of the 0%.

Hopefully Douglas Adams’ house isn’t slated to be destroyed for a hyperspace bypass. The home of the author who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is for sale.

BREAKING NEWS: Snowbanks credited for helping put out fire in small Newfoundland and Labrador town.

MORE BREAKING NEWS: Snowbank blamed for starting car fire in small Quebec town. (Side note: using a skateboard to keep the car’s gas pedal floored might not have helped the situation.)

I don’t know about you, but my home’s security system only has four paws and a high-pitched bark. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Rideau Cottage home is getting a $2 million security upgrade.

How do you forget about $100,000!? Recycling plant employees found the cash inside an old TV. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, I guess.

One of London’s smallest houses hit the market and the price is anything but tiny. At only 290 square-feet, it’s on the market for a bank-breaking $1 million CDN.

The Blend has long-established that treehouses are cozy, but these floating treetop orbs on Victoria Island might be cozier.

We’ve all seen the dream home lotteries, but if you want to win this sweet organic farm, you’ll have to work for it… by whipping up a captivating 200-word essay.

If you aspire to be a homeowner and a captain, this deal could be ferry much up your alley. (No, I’m not proud of that pun.)

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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