Weekly Blend: July 7, 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:

A drunken man stumbled into a Halifax home, made some tea, a snack and then took a nap. Didn’t he realize you have to book a rental before you do those things?

Forget cement foundations, put down roots in a luxury treehouse. Some of these lavish structures are selling for $200,000.

Things you can do in 10 minutes: drink a coffee, watch half an episode of Property Virgins, construct a house. Yes, build a house. This structure self-deploys in minutes.

MoneySense named Ottawa as Canada’s best city to live in for the second year in a row but how well do you know our country? While you wait for that house to build itself, you can take this quiz.

Forget buying a hedge trimmer, go wrangle yourself a moose to do the job. This Ottawa homeowner awoke to a 600-pound mammal munching on her cedar hedges.

This brings a new meaning to the term power walking: a new London footpath converts a person’s steps into electricity.

I thought Matthew Perry lived in a New York City loft with his best friends? Turns out the former Friends star is selling his Hollywood Hills home for $13.5 million.

This might be the most lucrative house flip of all time. A “fixer upper” purchased for $28,000 for an HGTV program is now on the market for nearly $1 million.

I’d want to have the world’s most renowned building inspector check out the integrity of this glass skywalk before I ever set foot on it.

Looking for a perfect place for you and your own Rat Pack? Dean Martin’s estate is for sale for $27.95 million U.S.

I hope our American readers had a great Fourth of July! These REALTORS® sure did. They placed hundreds of American flags on lawns throughout a New Jersey community.

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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