Weekly Blend: June 24, 2016

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, 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 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:

On the coastline of northern Norway, a family of five are living in their dream home – a glass dome that looks like something out of a Sci-Fi thriller. (VIDEO)

In the heart of the Burgundy forest, one group has set out to build a medieval castle. It’s taken 20 years already – with five more to go. (VIDEO)

A Japanese family has taken their family business of selling milk so seriously, they’ve even built their home to look like a milk carton.

Golden Girls fans: you no longer have to travel ’round the world and back again to get a taste of the show. This fall, a Golden Girls themed restaurant is heading to NYC.

Have 49 bucks and a desire to own a resort in Micronesia? Then this lottery is for you!

Traveller alert!! You have until July 16th to walk on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Floating Piers in Italy’s Lake Iseo.

This private island hotel in Thailand appears to be floating on water … and it’s visually stunning too.

Watch a city develop as a photographer captured a million shots to create this gorgeous three year time-lapse of Singapore. (VIDEO)

Have you ever wondered why so many people in Japan are minimalists? Me either. But apparently there’s a very practical reason.

The LA Times reports that inaccurate Zillow “Zestimates” are a source of conflict over home prices.

My wife is not one to like camping however, I think she could be swayed if we were to stay in one of these rolling huts – the ultimate camping experience.

Despite what you may have read, millennials want to own homes in the suburbs not just downtown.

 

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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