Weekly Blend: June 20, 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:

Congratulations Vancouver! According to Trip Advisor, Stanley Park is the top park in the world.

Still in British Columbia, take a photographic tour of Kitsault, a BC town that was built in the 80’s and then faded away.

If you have $25 million burning a hole in your pocket, then put this mansion in Magog, Quebec on your shopping list.

The Walmart office in Brazil has a roof-top mini-golf course…and other inspiring architecture from the World Cup host country.

Street Art Utopia is a page devoted to street art/graffiti from across the globe.

The American real estate investor who was hiding cash around San Francisco (and tweeting about it) is taking his treasure hunt across the pond to the streets of London. (It also happened in NYC last weekend).

Similar to what they did with MLB last month, Coldwell Banker is partnering with BuzzFeed to create ‘custom content for the Web site’s global audience…that highlights the emotional and lighthearted aspect of home ownership.”

Know of a weird home in Austin, Texas? The Austin Weird Homes Tour is happening this September and interested applicants can submit their home, here.

Commercial REALTORS® might like this one…The Blues Brothers movie opened 34 years ago today (June 20th, 1980) and the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois was featured prominently. Here’s what that mall looked like just a few short years ago.

Classic songs become buildings in Federico Babina’s Archimusic illustrations.

Having trouble attracting that Millennial consumer? Here are five ways to be more effective in marketing to them.

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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