Weekly Blend: July 18, 2014

The Weekly Blend is your ‘weekly’ source covering real estate news and stories you 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 contribute, please post 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:

To celebrate their recent World Cup victory I’ll take you on an architectural tour across Germany.

Home stagers and fans of clean looking spaces, let’s play a game called “10 ways to hide that air conditioner.”

In the past I’ve posted photos of abandoned properties because I always find them to be both sad and beautiful at the same time. Here are a few more for you to enjoy (although the dentist’s office is a bit creepy).

Are you guilty of saying any of these three things when visitors come over? Apartment Therapy wants you to stop!

Find out why the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has selected these three houses as heritage properties.

A church, as old as Canada itself, in Gagetown, New Brunswick, is going on the auction block. If you buy it though, you have to move it.

Continuing with the church related stories…to help keep their abbey open, a group of Monks in Spencer, Massachusetts have started brewing beer (VIDEO).

A few weeks ago I posted a neighbourhood walk piece about Carling Avenue in Ottawa. Today – still in Ottawa – we’ll go for a stroll along Rideau Street.

Vancouver residents are optimistic about the future as earlier this week Vancouver’s first cohousing complex broke ground.

“Keep those naked people off my property!!” Nude sunbathers are allegedly ruining a Penticton, B.C. man’s effort to sell his property.

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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