Weekly Blend: February 23, 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:

One of the world’s most famous skiers, Lindsey Vonn, sold her Los Angeles home while competing at the Winter Games. The super-G skier just made 100 G’s on the sale.

Need to renovate your home? You best believe there’s an app for that. You can carefully plan your project by pinching and zooming on your mobile device without lifting a finger.

Most of us will do anything to prevent bees from entering our homes, so excuse us if we’re a bit hesitant to line our living room with hives and call it “art”.

Well that plan certainly stunk. A Detroit man trying to rid his home of a skunk infestation ended up burning down his home after using smoke bombs.

If a 100-year-old house has character, how would you describe a 1,000-year-old mansion? We’re fairly confident this ancient mansion doesn’t have original floors or cabinets.

Were they building a stairway to heaven? Who knows, but this “staircase to nowhere” in New Westminster, British Columbia, will soon become art.

Jennifer Aniston reportedly split her house in half while experience marriage woes with Justin Theroux. If this seems oddly familiar to you, it’s because her character in the 2006 movie The Break-Up did just that.

If you want to capitalize on the luck of the Irish, list your home on St. Patrick’s Day. Real estate experts in the United Kingdom discovered listing on March 17 maximizes the likelihood of a sale.

You want a remote location? How about living 120km from the nearest road? This self-sustaining Alaskan cabin is perfect for any doomsday scenario.

What do Latin music artist Marc Anthony and famed designer Tommy Hilfiger have in common? They are both chopping the price of their homes by at least $1 million.

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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