Weekly Blend: February 24, 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:

How I Met Your Mother’s Hoser Hut is now a reality, eh? This New York bar transforms into the Great Canadian Beer Hall every Monday night.

This is what happens when you give Frosty the Snowman too many snow cones.

Talk about Views From The 6. Canada’s most famous rapper, Drake, offered fans a glimpse of his new $6.7 million mansion in the exclusive Bridle Path neighbourhood of Toronto.

Your house isn’t the only thing that should be structurally sound. This trio narrowly escaped being buried alive by their snow fort.

No bull about this story: A lot was at “steak” after this bull went on the lam in a New York City neighbourhood.

For less than what you would pay for some downtown condos, you can buy an entire Canadian town.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sold her Palo Alto house. Side note: That’s not what I expected a former Secretary of State’s house to look like.

After a dump of snow, the last thing anyone wants to do is take their dog out for a walk. This New Brunswick homeowner decided building a snow maze for his Corgi was the path of least resistance.

This London house with a gargantuan (tongue firmly placed in cheek) width of 2.1 metres is listed at $1.4 million CDN.

If cozy homes aren’t your preference, get Scotty to “beam you up” to this Star Trek house in Florida.

Too many sleepless nights in SoHo for Meg Ryan may have led the Hollywood actress to sell her $10.9 million loft.

The Heart Wants What it Wants, so go ahead and buy Selena Gomez’s Fort Worth mansion.

Virtual Reality is doing more than just allowing people sit front row on a roller coaster without leaving their favourite armchair. This company is using a headset to help architects design dementia-friendly spaces.

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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