Weekly Blend: Look up, wayyy up, the SkyTower is coming

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!

Did you make a reservation for Valentine’s Day yet? Are you still scrambling to do something with your partner? Here’s a list of must-haves to make the best out of a Valentine’s Day spent at home.

What do you get when you mix the SkyDome and the CN Tower together? The SkyTower! The long-rumoured, 95-storey residential tower planned for 1 Yonge St. in Toronto was given the green light.

The world’s wealthiest person, Jeff Bezos, just flexed on all of us by dropping $165 million on a new Beverly Hill mansion. The kicker? That might not even be the Amazon CEO’s primary home.

Quiz time: does plush-wall-to-wall carpeting add value to a home? Here are five home improvements that may not exactly pay off when it comes time to sell.

What would D.J. Tanner and Uncle Jesse say about the modifications made to their Full House? Yes, the home featured in the famous 90s sitcom is once again on the market, this time for a cool $5.5 million.

Looks like NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is trying to save a few bucks by listing his home on his own Instagram page. For $2.5 million, you could live like a Laker. 

Just as wallpaper is making a comeback, there’s a new way to decorate your home: doorpaper. Sure, you could paint your door a bold colour to brighten up a room, but check out all the patterns!

Did you have a long day filled with open houses and never-ending negotiations? Don’t come home and have a coffee, have a banana instead. Here are some tips to stop feeling so exhausted after a long day.

The Hawaiian home where former U.S. President Barack Obama grew up is now on the market. No word on if there’s a secret service security system included.

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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