Weekly Blend: He shoots, he scores a better deal!

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!

Ever had a bidding war end in a shootout? No, not that kind; the Canadian kind! When a homeowner and a former NHL player found themselves in a bidding stalemate, they settled the negotiations in perhaps the most Canadian way possible.

No, this isn’t a trick—or a treat, for that matter. There’s a contest at Montreal’s La Ronde where people need to spend 30 hours sealed in a coffin to win $600.   

For decades, visitors to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall have been puzzled by a unique urinal hidden in the hall’s lower levels; however, one intrepid journalist refused to let the questions go unanswered, and finally put an end to the mystery of the ludicrous latrine.

Nope, you’re not on Endor. This North Carolina couple constructed an enormous Star Wars-themed treehouse, taking inspiration from the saga’s iconic space cruiser, the Millennium Falcon. Watch out for Ewoks!

If you’re looking for something a little more frightful to kick off your Halloween, take a look at these spook-tacular haunted houses you can rent on Airbnb.

Any “Modern Family” fans looking for a place to call home? Sophie Vergara has just put her Los Angeles condo up for rent. I won’t burst your bubble by mentioning the price.

Eco-conscious neighbours from across the United Kingdom are putting a whole new spin on the idea of keeping up with the Joneses. A new survey suggests that one-upmanship plays a significant role in motivating people to reduce their carbon footprint.

While pulling carrots from her garden, one Newfoundland woman noticed there was more in her basket than rabbit food. Turns out her boyfriend had made up his mind about her long ago and planted a diamond ring alongside her fall harvest.

For a few brief moments earlier this week, the legendary bat-symbol was beamed onto the façade of Montreal’s Place Dupuis. Could it be true that superheroes exist beyond the realm of fiction?

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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