Weekly Blend: June 1, 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:

That’s one expensive and extravagant “gag gift”. A painting that was collecting dust in a Toronto basement ended up fetching nearly half a million dollars at an auction because it turned out to be a Tom Thomson original.

Forget handing the keys over to your clients after closing a deal. Pretty soon people will be tapping their way inside the front door of their homes.

Want your next home to be on top of a mountain? DublDom can do that for you. In fact, they have delivered entire homes by helicopter.

No wonder why this was an exclusive story. Variety magazine reported actress Reese Witherspoon was selling her Nashville home. Except it wasn’t actually her house. The Hollywood star took to Instagram to clarify the report saying, “this house is so pretty, but it’s not mine!”

It’s a good thing this home in Maine has undergone a few renovations in its day. That’s because it’s believed to be the oldest house on the market in the United States having been built in 1686.

It looks like a home straight out of a Disney movie. There’s no doubt you’ll feel welcomed at what is considered by some to be New Zealand’s friendliest home.

Just because you’re in the heart of the city doesn’t mean your green thumb has to fade away. Here are some gardening tips for small spaces.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. A New Jersey real estate company’s sign was recently found washed up on shore… in France! It’s believed to have disappeared following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Did you know Ellen DeGeneres’ mother was a REALTOR® for a brief period? It seems the popular daytime TV host inherited some of that real estate drive as DeGeneres once again flipped a house, this time profiting nearly $4 million U.S.

Not sure what rapper Dr. Dre has to hide, but the hip hop star and business mogul is building a mammoth fortified basement in his Los Angeles mansion.

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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