Weekly Blend: June 15, 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:

This raccoon’s parkour skills won’t be rivalled anytime soon. The world stopped on Wednesday to watch the adventure of a daredevil raccoon that successfully scaled a 25-storey building.

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When choosing a size for your area rug, think Goldilocks: you need one that fits your space just right. Check out these tips on how to complete your room.

This Vancouver man’s home is definitely his castle. For $2.298 million, you can have a fortress located smack dab in the middle of the city. The security system does not come with a moat or any knights, however.

It’s not exactly livable anymore but Rosa Parks’ house where she sought refuge after fleeing the south is up for auction.

If your go-to Father’s Day gifts are ties and socks (granted, funky socks are all the rage, but I digress), you might want to think outside the box and offer up a gift from this list. Father’s Day is Sunday, so there’s still time for you last-minute shoppers.

If you want a home that screams, “I’m kind of a big deal!” then you don’t need a mansion, you need a 175-foot-tall, mid-19th century Gothic tower.

Wallpaper can be such a pain but, when used sparingly and in the right places, it makes for some dashing designs.

It may not have an Olympic-sized pool in the backyard, but Michael Phelps’ Arizona home has some gold medal-worthy features.

No, it’s not a typo. This Alabama manor, which was appraised for more than $300,000, is listed for $1 U.S. Canadians will have to break the bank and pay a whole $1.30 thanks to the exchange rate.

Mike Kroeger of the infamous Canadian rock band, Nickelback, just paid $3.795 million U.S. for his new Hollywood Hills home. For those wondering, and I know you are, that’s 75.9 million nickels.

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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