Weekly Blend: February 2, 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:

Let’s taco ‘bout this sales tactic. A Houston-area REALTOR® is spicing up her marketing campaign by offering $250 worth of free tacos to whoever buys her client’s home.

If only cleaning the snow off your car was this fun. Watch as this man clears a ton of snow from the roof of his home with one swing of a stick.

This man single-handedly built a log cabin in Algonquin Park using only hand tools. It makes me want to bust out my old Lincoln Logs set again.

The biggest holiday that isn’t actually a holiday is right around the corner: Super Bowl Sunday. Here are 11 tips to throw an MVP-worthy party. (Don’t forget your No-Fumble Fanny Pack)

An historic Italian village is selling homes for as little as 1 euro. Think of all the spaghetti, espresso and Ferraris you could buy with the money you saved!

There’s a lot to question in this listing photo. Like, why does the oven have 10 knobs? And what’s up with the tile layout? But most importantly, why is there an elderly man photobombing the shot?

George Costanza would be thrilled to know Harvard is offering a free online course studying the fundamentals of architecture.

The chairlift is the worst part of a day on the slopes. They aren’t that comfortable and it takes too long to get up the mountain. However, when used as patio furniture, the chairlift is chic.

Need to appeal to that millionaire millennial client of yours? The young and rich are looking for hot tubs, security systems and proximity to restaurants when purchasing a mansion.

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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