Weekly Blend: It’s red, black and ready to attack

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!


It’s finally summer! To help celebrate life’s greatest season, we think this 60-foot turbo water slide would make for a perfect addition to your lakeside cottage.

Have you ever just wanted to call a timeout on life? Well, this is about as close as you can get without defying the laws of physics. The Norwegian island of Sommarøy wants to declare itself the world’s first time-free zone. Hey, you can never be late for work if there’s no such thing as 9 a.m.

The next time you’re in Toronto and you hear a heavy Boston accent coming from a man who looks like Mark Wahlberg, chances are it’s the movie star himself. Here’s a small list of celebrities who have homes in the 6ix.

Talk about an angry bird! Residents in Toronto’s Liberty Village are living a real-life Alfred Hitchcock film now that an aggressive red-winged blackbird has swooped into the neighbourhood.

What’s better than owning a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home? How about owning two … on a private island! You’ll just need to fork over $12.9 million.

We now know who’s going to be yelling, “Move that bus!” once the revival of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returns. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, known for playing Mitchell on “Modern Family,” will host HGTV’s ten-episode reboot of the popular home-improvement series.

A Florida man (buckle up, all good stories start with “Florida man”) thought he got a steal of a deal, snagging a villa for $9,100. Instead, he ended up owning a 12-inch wide strip of land between two villa buildings.

It’s getting harder and harder to find pennies these days, and maybe it’s because this Arizona man is hoarding them all. It took more than three years and a million pennies to construct what’s believed to be the world’s largest coin pyramid.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a show like “House Hunters?” A couple who’s been on twice has revealed all the secrets.

Drag superstar Ru Paul is going to “sashay away” from his Sunset Strip home. The showbiz mogul is selling his stunning house overlooking Los Angeles for $4.999 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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