Weekly Blend: January 20, 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:

Some people might be a little worried about the state of the world. If so, here are 14 of the best places to go if the world is about to end.

It seems that ATMs are popping up everywhere. Like this one in Whistler, the first-ever ski-through automated teller machine. Side note: people still carry cash?

The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons are moving into a $1.5 billion stadium next year. But what will happen to the poverty-ravaged neighbourhood surrounding it? The New York Times dug in.

The storage locker: when tiny homes are just not tiny enough. This Vancouver man transformed a storage locker into his lavish living quarters.

Pick your worst-case traffic scenario: driving along the 401 at rush hour or driving on a snow-covered road in Hornepayne, Ontario and drifting through a herd of moose.

I’d love to live with my auntie and my uncle in Bel-Air if they lived in this mansion, the most expensive listing in the U.S. At $250 million, it features 38,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, 12 super-rare cars, and seven full-time staff members.

Richmond, B.C. is home to Canada’s first-ever McDonald’s restaurant. With the 50th anniversary being this year, what better way to celebrate than demolish the building?

Speaking of McDonald’s, in case you haven’t heard, all-day breakfast is now a thing at certain McDonald’s Canada locations. 2017 is already better than 2016.

Never try to hide a report card; it will always rear its ugly head. Even if it takes 60 years after being hidden behind the wall of a house.

If you thought your parking fees were bad, check out the going rate for this South Carolina spot. The downtown Charleston spot is 100 square feet and is going for $74,000.

This particular Calgary mansion, owned by one of the province’s richest men, has a pool in the living room. No, not a pool table. Like a splish, splash type-of pool.

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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