Weekly Blend: June 2, 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:

Spending $13 million on a home? Probably excessive. Spending $13 million on a car? It better fly or go back in time at 88 mph.

Every once in a while I stumble across some fine examples of alliteration when searching for Weekly Blend articles. “Puppy poop power pilot project” probably passes as a premier paradigm.

Have a ball in this Victorian house. Charming, elegant, pristine on the outside, a kid’s fun house on the inside: this English house comes with a huge ball pit.

Just a quick magic carpet ride down Highway 24 is Aladdin, Wyoming. And if you love it, you can buy the town of 15 people for $1.5 million U.S.

What do you call a building that is as long as a skyscraper is tall? A “landscraper,” of course. Google’s new London headquarters is just that and has space for 4,000 employees.

Speaking of new terms, McDonald’s has created the “drive-thruck,” where Big Macs® and Egg McMuffins® can be served in the fast-food lane.

Not even the Jolly Green Giant’s green thumb could reach all of these vegetables. “Vertical farms” are being planted amid skyscrapers in China.

If you’re Canadian in this home’s living room and American in the kitchen, what are you in the bathroom? European? No, but this unique fixer-upper straddles the U.S.-Canadian border.

The mansion of former MTV star Kristin Cavallari and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is on the market for $4.75 million.

Live like a billionaire in Warren Buffett’s California beach house, on sale for $11 million.

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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