Weekly Blend: February 8, 2019

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:

This would be the wurst place to stay for vegans. Want to be as cozy as a pig in a blanket? Book a stay at this sausage-themed bed and breakfast in Germany.

You have a phone, smart thermostat, smart home, the Internet, you may even still have cable to tell you the weather, but none of those methods are as cool as this print poster using the Internet to display weather conditions.

Have you ever fallen in love with a home, but was forced to walk away because of foundation issues? Did you ever consider using LEGO to fill those cracks? I mean, at least it looks good.

When you read “electrical outlet switch plate,” you probably can’t think of a more boring subject. Just wait until you see these stylish variations adding some pizazz to your home.

The only way to admire former American Idol stars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert in one place is probably on a compilation CD. Or, you could buy the mansion they all lived in while filming the extremely popular realty TV series. It’s only going for $72 million.

A university student in North Carolina got quite the scare when she discovered her apartment was, in fact, not haunted. Instead, it was a man hiding in her closet trying on her clothes.

When you think of a $15-million home, you probably think of a modern masterpiece with an inground pool, theatre, a dozen bedrooms and a backyard oasis. Not, with this Toronto home; judging by the pictures, it’s a pretty standard suburban house, but just so happens to be in the legendary Bridle Path.

For $1.5 million, you can live at the fountain of youth. This brightly coloured, atypical New York home — with, what is that, a sandbox room? — claims to stop aging and death.

Want a unique property? You could be the owner of Canada’s only floating pub. Need more of a reason to buy the $2.6 million establishment? It comes with its own passenger ferry and a waterfront home.

Looks like Charlie Sheen won’t be #winning when it comes to selling his Beverly Hills mansion. The erratic actor, who once claimed he had tiger blood, reduced the price of his home by nearly $1.5 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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