Weekly Blend: January 26, 2018

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:

When I was young, getting my mouth washed out with soap was a punishment. Now, kids are eating Tide Pods for fun. To help demonstrate what’s actually edible, “pied pods” calzones and Tide-themed donuts are being cooked up in the U.S.

People in Saskatoon just created the most Canadian game ever. “Crokicurl” was created by combining the classic Canuck games of curling and crokinole into one leisurely sport.

Feel like the King or Queen of Calgary by purchasing this unique property. As REALTOR® Daniel LeBlanc told CBC: “We don’t have many castles in Calgary.”

This is the perfect gift for the proud homeowner. Little Brick Lane is an Etsy shop that will recreate your home using LEGO bricks.

Yabba dabba doo! The iconic Flintstone house is even more realistic with the addition of some new residents – a herd of dinosaur sculptures in the yard.

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, so for those who are hosting parties, here are some tips. My advice? Wrap your 60-inch TV in bubble wrap; they become magnets to projectiles following a tough loss.

Hallways are so 2017. My next house will allow me to travel from room-to-room by setting sail in my own indoor lazy river.

For the homebuyer who’s looking for more of a thrill, forget the lazy river home and check out this London house with a 50-metre water slide.

Get your home primed for buyers by tackling a few of these three-step home improvement projects. Be right back, getting a pegboard.

Developers are moving forward in building the Yukon’s tallest building – at a vertigo-inducing eight storeys high.

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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