Weekly Blend: January 13, 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:

You have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account promoting your business. It might betime to add Snapchat to that list. These New York real estate agents are using the video messaging app to showcase apartments.

The perfect beer is aged 147 years. Sorry, that’s wrong; it’s made at a brewery that’s been around for 147 years. And now Formosa Brewery is up for sale.

This is one Boeing 747 that will never be clear for takeoff. That’s because it’s in an Alberta man’s basement.

That last link is pretty crazy, eh?
Which brings me to my next article to share: Why the heck do Canadians say “eh”? This is an in-depth look at the history of it all.

From Victorian homes to modern townhomes, step through time and take a tour of houses for sale from every decade dating back to the 1900s.

Don’t speak. I know what you’ll say about the price of this house for sale. Gwen Stefani’s Beverly Hills mansion is on sale for $35 million.

Self-driving cars and transport trucks are changing how we commute, but there’s no chance you’ll see me on a self-driving motorcycle. Sorry, Honda.

Add a bathroom or insulate the attic? Here’s a list of home improvements with the best payoff.

Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower is up for sale at a price of $298 million.

The Bieber-loving Ferrari fanatics will want to scoop up this 2011 458 Italia supercar when it goes up for auction.

Ever wonder what Robin Hood’s house would look like? Would Aladdin design a genie-lamp home? One architect has come up with perfect home designs for fairy tale characters.

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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