Weekly Blend: March 2, 2018

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:

No kidding around, this job might be the Greatest Of All Time. Edmonton is willing to pay up to $43 for a “goat co-ordinator.” Hay, that’s not baaaaad!

You’ll need tiger blood in your veins if you want to buy Charlie Sheen’s Beverly Hills Home for $10 million. No word on how many bathrooms the house has, but I’ll guess two and a half?

This Singapore estate literally has some skeletons in the closet, but its buyers don’t seem to care. The Sembawang Hills Estate terrace sold for $2.23 million after a frenzied 12-minute auction.

A Houston-area REALTOR® who benefited from marketing one of his houses as “not haunted” is taking his quirky ads to the next level with new signs proclaiming the property is “Chuck Norris-tested.”

Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is a bona fide Hollywood star now, but the 31-year-old still lives with his parents in what he calls a “roommate relationship.”

You haven’t made it until your home has a designated room to store $100,000 worth of Air Jordans. That’s OK, the shoe collection is worth only 0.5% of the mansion’s asking price.

If you’re in the market for a large, steel sculpture of a pink rabbit shaped like a hammer head, get in touch with Nanaimo’s city officials.

Entering the “real world” after college is a scary endeavour. Maybe that’s why this former college student is refusing to vacate her dorm, even after racking up $100,000 US in unpaid charges.

Forget expensive home security systems or guard dogs, the best line of defence against robbers might be a feisty 99-year-old grandmother.

This bedroom looks straight out of Tatooine and is for any diehard Star Wars fan. The force is strong in this renovation.

Shameless plug time: our team has worked tirelessly on CREA’s Living Room blog, featuring everything you need to know about the inside and outside of your home. Do you like infographics, listicles and quizzes? Then you’ll feel right at home with Living Room. This article about how to choose the right general contractor is just one example of what you can expect to read on the site.

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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