Weekly Blend: March 17, 2017

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!

Here are my weekly picks:

This family’s house was saved from a devastating Kansas wildfire because they left the sprinklers on for their “silly cows.”

This house completely encased in ice near the shoreline of Lake Ontario looks like it’s straight out of the movie Frozen. Just looking at this picture gives me goosebumps.

Flying cars have finally arrived! How else would you explain how this SUV ended up on the roof of a three-metre tall house?

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, the former castle of Guinness Beer heiress Oonagh Oranmore is up for sale for $30 million.

Also, I’m pretty sure the Guinness founders would all roll over in their graves if they saw their famous beer poured like this.

All this talk about Guinness has me ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I might just go put a bright green roof on my house like this Florida homeowner did.

Who needs to head to Cape Canaveral to watch a rocket launch when you can soon spectate one just south of Cape Breton Island?

Now, this is a story to tweet about. A UK real estate agent is trying to sell a posh house by dressing up as a parrot and posing in each of the listing’s photos.

You can’t help but hollerin’ “yee-haw!” when you find out country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton’s childhood home is on the market for only $250,000 U.S.

Think twice before smooshing that spider in the corner of the house. Spiders eat as much as 800 million tonnes of prey each year. You can thank Charlotte for keeping your home ant-free.

This tiny, blacked-out, floating house situated under an old railway arch will haunt your dreams. It looks like a scene straight out of a Silent Hill movie.

For $15 million you can live like royalty (I’d sure hope so) by purchasing King Henry VIII’s honeymoon castle.

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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