Weekly Blend: January 16, 2015

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

Put on your parka because the Weekly Blend is heading inside the art suites at the 25th icehotel in Jukkasjärvio, Sweden.

CTVNews grabbed me with the headline: “Are futuristic green towers on the horizon for Paris in 2050?” You have to admit, it’s a pretty good headline.

In the real estate market, how does winter compare to other seasons? (VIDEO)

Modular housing is getting a new look and four Canadian companies are leading the way.

A North Vancouver boarding school, once popular for private education for teenage students from Hong Kong, is on the market for a cool $33.8 million.

Starting in February, several Halifax-area brokerages will allow homebuyers to pay their deposits via mobile devices.

An NYC real estate company is suing Amazon for $25 million.

The Denver Housing Authority installed a chandelier that encourages people working in, or visiting, their new Mariposa building to use the stairs.

It’s not profound news but it is a welcome break. Please enjoy sixteen of the world’s weirdest homes.

The only thing sadder than an abandoned factory is an abandoned chocolate factory.

From abandoned to restored … here’s a look at the most beautiful old movie palace in Brooklyn.

I bet you it’s better than the Rainbow Motor Inn located at exit 22 off the I-95. International travellers say Le Bristol in Paris is world’s best hotel.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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