Weekly Blend: June 6, 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:

Marilyn Monroe (who would have been 88 last week) dies at 36 but lived in at least 43 homes. Here’s a quick look at them.

Not to be outdone by San Francisco, a Vancouver crazy person is also hiding $100 bills around town and tweeting clues to their location.

Still in Vancouver, this home makes more energy than it uses – will more like it follow? (video)

At what elevation does an elk become a moose? And 36 other funny questions tourists ask when they visit Alberta.

What are your party guests up to when they come over? You might be surprised to find out what 14 per cent are doing.

Have a spare $25 million lying around? Here’s what kind of home that kind of money will get you in 15 countries.

These are, as the website describes them, inexplicably bad property photographs.

These five GIFS explore the secrets of famous buildings (#5 is very Tetris inspired).

Heading to NYC this weekend? Then consider visiting the 12th Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Is it real estate related? Nope. Is it summer time BBQ related? You betcha!

The World Cup begins in just one week and, in preparation for it, Budweiser has branded an entire hotel on Copacabana beach.

Have you ever asked yourself ‘should I buy real-estate on Neptune’s moon Triton? I’m sure you have. Well, this video answers the question why you should never buy real estate on Triton.

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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