Weekly Blend: March 14, 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:

According to the Wall Street Journal, one-third of all residential units are rentals – the highest level in 40 years. So, in the future, is renting the way to go?

Over 100 cities in 22 countries take part in Jane’s Walk – an event which celebrates urbanist Jane Jacobs and gets people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours.

Mobile Home University teaches investors how to strike-it-rich in the trailer park business.

Answer: Prince, Barney, Royalty loving home buyers. Question: Who would want to buy this seemingly normal but incredibly purpled-up interior home?

In an effort to attract eager buyers, an Austin, TX REALTOR® took to the streets during SXSW hoping to get leads the old fashioned way.

The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, U2, Jimi Hendrix and many, many more played at this Toronto landmark and for $3.95 million the El Mocambo can be yours.

Here’s an interesting article from TIME magazine about millennials and Costco. The article looks at where they live in comparison to their parents and how they get around. Could their lifestyle affect Costco over the long term?

Here’s a photo-essay/home tour that not everyone might find appealing. An inside look at True Detective’s Cacrosa: the creepiest set design in TV history.

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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