Weekly Blend: Luge yourself on this homemade track in Nova Scotia

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!

Don’t be surprised if Canada’s luge team for the 2030 Winter Games is from Nova Scotia. Check out what this homeowner in the Maritimes built in his backyard!

Wilmer Valderrama, better known as Fez from “That 70’s Show,” is making headlines once again, but this time it’s on the walls of his in-home barbershop. Using old newspapers as wallpaper is an intriguing design concept.

Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins is selling his Malibu home on the market for $11.5 million. There might be some horseshoes buried in the yard because it miraculously survived the destructive Woolsey wildfire in the fall of 2018.

As Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz once famously said: “There’s no place like home.” Well, the home previously owned by actress Judy Garland is for sale for $6.129 million.

Forget having a moat; this castle in Ontario has its own private beach! This paradise of a property just outside of Parry Sound is perfect for a prince or princess.

Holy moly! This church-turned home will definitely turn some heads in Denver. They ditched pews and altars for spiral staircases and fireplaces. Don’t worry, the stained-glass windows were saved.

Would you buy a house for almost $5 million if the previous owner’s name was CaptainSparklez? I guess as long as it’s sparkling clean, who cares what YouTuber lived in it before you.

Would you live in an apartment owned by a war-torn country? Libya is renting out 14 floors of its 24-story Permanent Mission in New York City. I’ll take the CaptainSparklez place, thank you very much.

Canadian rock legend Neil Young recorded his second album, “After the Gold Rush”, in a tall, rustic Topanga Canyon home. Now it can be yours for $1.45 million.

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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