Weekly Blend: ‘I Miss The Office’

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting the world now and will have long-term effects we can’t foresee just yet.

With that weighing heavy on the minds of millions of people, it’s important to step away from the news of the world every now and then, even if it’s just for a couple minutes.

This edition of the Weekly Blend is designed to, hopefully, help you crack a smile and remind you about the good and wacky side of the real estate world.

Harry Potter fans are going to geek out over this house: it has a cupboard under the stairs, is near the Forest of Dean and its street is the namesake for the Tutshill Tornados. Well, it can’t be yours. That’s because J.K Rowling bought back her childhood home, which as you can tell, helped inspire the famed wizard series.

You’re stuck at home and going a bit stir crazy. You can’t get to the hardware store to begin a complicated renovation, so why not start small and spruce up your space with more manageable projects, like these ones provided by Curbed editors.

All this extra time at home is really testing how many true crime documentaries we can watch at once. Well, this dream job will pay you $1,000 to watch 24 hours’ worth. Sign me up!

If you offered $10 million for Jon Bon Jovi’s New Jersey home, well you’d be halfway there and would need a prayer that the famous rockstar would sell it to you, considering the asking price is $20 million.

Do you miss the squeaking of computer chairs, the whirring from the photocopier, or the constant hum from your work’s HVAC system? “I Miss The Office” is a site that can help you, but sadly, despite its name, doesn’t offer any help for those who miss the hit American mockumentary.

Speaking of shows we love, REALTORS® all over the world can resonate with Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy character. But, have you ever stopped to wonder if Phil and Claire could actually afford that house in West Los Angeles?

Of course, it was a lightning storm that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Now the house where she wrote the famous horror book is on the market for £2million.

This seems like false advertising. Take a step inside England’s “Ghost House”, just know there probably aren’t any spirits stuck inside considering it was built in 2018. The home got its nickname for its ethereal form.

Since there’s no more hockey, this Toronto Maple Leafs superfan made his own arena for the Buds in his basement. It doesn’t matter where they play, I bet they’d still blow a 4-1 lead.

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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