Weekly Blend: July 13, 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:

Is this the plot for a sequel to Dude, Where’s My Car? An Ontario woman accidentally stole a car from a Wal-Mart parking lot and kept it for two weeks, before figuring out it wasn’t her rental.

Residents of Winchester, Ontario are pretty cheesed at the Parmalat plant’s putrid fumes. They’ve even started to refer to their town as “PooVille.”

Is this miniature horse actually a miniature Pegasus? How this apparent mythical creature got onto the roof of a house in Japan is baffling the town’s residents.

The average two-bedroom apartment in Bangalore, India, costs $289 a month, while the same size place in Hong Kong will put you back $3,737 a month. Here’s a list of rent prices in 48 cities around the world.

Almost everyone is familiar with the iconic pink walls, sailboat picture and worn-in brown couch featured in “The Simpsons” living room. But what if you gave it a real world Mid-Century Modern look? If it weren’t for the Duff beer can and Santa’s Little Helper, you might miss the inspiration in these designs.

In the daylight, it’s not as eerie as one might think, but the mansion made famous by movies like Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill is on the market for $23 million.

Is this America’s next top model home? Tyra Banks’ contemporary California home just sold for $8.9 million U.S.

Hopefully the next owners of this Malibu mansion are nice people and don’t have any stones to throw because the 2,932-square-foot structure is made entirely of glass walls.

This might be one of the few instances where it’s OK to be in the doghouse. Atelier About Architecture designed a home in Beijing around a dog owner’s needs.

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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