Weekly Blend: January 6, 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:

Who’ll give me $1? I got $1. Now $2. Do I hear $2? Not hearing $2. One dollar going once… twice… sold! Buyer gets a 92-year-old bungalow in Akron, Ohio for $1 at an auction.

Bummed you missed out on buying a home in Akron for $1? Try expanding your search to Milwaukee where there are 100 foreclosed homes for sale for $1. (VIDEO)

But if you’re really looking to splurge in the New Year, you can buy a block of land in Fiji for less than $15.

We’re in the heart of ski season and these over-the-top ski homes for sale right now have my heart aflutter.

Who were the celebrity real estate winners and losers of 2016? Like Tom Cruise needed an extra $7.5 million.

The founder of Lululemon has one of Canada’s most expensive homes. It was recently assessed at $75 million.

If you hate having neighbours, the best solution is to just buy an entire village. You can get this entire 19th-century Quebec village for $2.8 million.

The town formerly known as Bikinis, Texas, is also up for sale.

These people really do live Under the Dome. Take a look inside this Norwegian family’s glass-covered bubble home in the Arctic.

People with acrophobia won’t be driving across this bridge anytime soon. The world’s highest bridge – standing 565 metres above the ground – is officially open.

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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