Weekly Blend: March 23, 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:

Whoo’s the one visitor you don’t want in your living room when you get home? If you ask this Regina resident, the answer will likely be a horned owl.

If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try again. A number of Brits learned the hard way after facing off with what looks like the iciest street in history.

It looks like student debt is on the rise in Kingston, Ontario after a number of St. Patrick’s Day revelers took the party to a roof. No surprise, it didn’t end well.

When a real estate professional only shows the home on “sunny days”, you know something must be up. We tip our hats to the owner of one of the most unique properties in Detroit.

If you want to Run the World like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, why not buy this $49 million (USD) mansion in Bridehampton. The power couple called it home back in 2012.

Taking public transit can be difficult. However, if you happen to live in this quirky UK home, we can almost guarantee you’ll never miss a train again.

In other UK news, residents of 10 seaside properties in Hemsby were on edge after being evacuated from their homes due to high winds.

File this under, “you can’t make this stuff up”: Daphne the giant inflatable duck is now safe after blowing away in Perth, Australia.

Having trouble figuring out what to buy for a housewarming gift? These smart ideas will make sure you knock it out of the park.

When your new home has a mind of its own, you should always make sure you have the password to turn it off.  Our latest TV spot highlights another reason to rely on the expertise of a REALTOR®.

As Communications Manager, Michael Shaw manages a dynamic team of talented communicators and social media experts. Whether its content produced by CREA or REALTOR.ca, Michael has seen it and approved it. When he’s not working or taking care of his daughter, Michael is travelling the globe, watching live music or relaxing on the dock.


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