Weekly Blend: March 22, 2019

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!

The internet went off this week debating how many “chuggas” you’re supposed to say before ending with, “choo choo.” (Leave it to the internet to debate the world’s most pressing issues.) We won’t get into the debate—the only acceptable answer is four, by the way—but we will leave you with this gallery of train homes you can live in.

Fred, Wilma and Pebbles will have to replace their beloved pet, Dino, after the town’s officials have asked all the metal dinosaurs be removed from the “Flintstone House” in California.

If you’re a Sagittarius, go wild this spring. If you’re an Aquarius, you should adopt a me-first attitude. And if you’re a Leo, you need to free your mind. Find out what the spring equinox means for your home, according to your zodiac sign.

Want 360-degree views? With this round tiny home concept, you can peel back the walls and get rid of them altogether. Talk about open concept!

Do you want a tiny home, but don’t want to wait for the wall-less wonder mentioned above to be conceptualized? This tiny house was 3D-printed in less than 48 hours.

Watch out Disney World, you have some competition. This Florida mansion, originally owned by the Ringling circus family, is now open for public tours and you’ll get serious fairy tale vibes there.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls, especially when you can live in a building designed to have water cascading down your window. Check out these H2-Oh! friendly structures.

Academy Award winning actress Emma Stone might be moving out of La La Land. She has put her 1950s home on the market for $3.9 million U.S.

The White House is for sale. Well, the “White House of the Hamptons,” as its known. Still, it has presidential ties as this $13.5-million, six-bedroom retreat was once the vacation home of Chester Arthur, the 21st president of the United States.

A $25-billion megadevelopment in New York City called Hudson Yards officially opened to the public on Friday. This time-lapse video six years in the making shows its construction.

We saved the best for last. You may have seen CREA’s new ad promoting the value of a REALTOR® on TV this week, but for those who haven’t, check it out below. Fair warning, you may get Bonnie Tyler’s famous song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” stuck in your head for days.

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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