Weekly Blend: March 21, 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:

To signal the first day of spring, I found these charming ideas for modern swings.

A new neighbourhood is being developed in Manhattan. That’s right – the largest private development in US history is scheduled to open this spring…and building it was a pretty complex endeavour.

Let’s also take another trip to NYC – this time with a tour of The Royal Tenenbaums homes.

Does retail space sell a city? This author believes it and thinks Edmontonian’s should too.

Sheraton Hotels in Seattle gave conference attendee’s free Starbuck’s…in a very unique way.

If you think listing a home on Airbnb is a great idea, you might reconsider after reading this.

One might wonder if there’s a Yelp review of Yelp’s new headquarters.

When I was a kid I had a waterbed…and I thought that was amazing. Here are 20 kids rooms that make us wish we were kids again (my personal favourite is the Calvin & Hobbes one).

Fans may not be surprised to know that Neil Young used 200,000 albums to shingle a roof. They may be surprised that it was copies of ‘Comes a Time’ and not ‘Trans’.

These maps break down how Hollywood has destroyed America (via alien attacks, superhero battles, monster attacks, climate events, geological events, infection, etc…oh, and space rocks).

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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