Weekly Blend: June 28, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

Here’s a story from last year but, because it’s Canada’s birthday on Monday, you may find it interesting to know the value of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

Canadians love their hockey, love their Timmies and, after a sluggish four years, we’re back to loving our cottages.

REALTORS Care®… and so do real estate Board and Association staff! Association executives took the opportunity to raise over $2,000 for a local charity in Kelowna while they were in town for the 2013 AEC Seminar.

A viaduct teardown may lead to affordable housing, green space and traffic management for Vancouver.

It’s dog owners vs. home owners at dog parks across Toronto. Which side are you on?

New York City- and London-based start-up Honest Buildings wants to become a world-leading marketplace and discovery platform for real estate projects.

To quote a famous frog, “It’s not easy being green.” In fact, according to this story, it takes a lot of green in order to be green.

Looking for something to watch this long weekend? Here’s a list of the best haunted house movies (as compiled by Ranker).

For many vacationers, Grossingers provided them with the time of their life. Which corner will they put Baby in now?

Have a great long weekend!

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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