Weekly Blend: March 29, 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!

Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV? Well, I don’t have the answers for you, but this house might: the iconic “Full House” home in San Francisco is set to go back on the market.

This might be the costliest blunder in homebuilding history. A custom-built chateau in France’s picturesque countryside cost $64 million, but a court is ruling its illegal and must be knocked down.

The last thing you want while vacationing is to spend time in the doghouse. Well, with TrustedHousesitters, that’s pretty much where you’ll be staying, and it’s no punishment at all—in fact, your accommodations are free as long as you feed the dog and clean the cat’s litter.

Speaking of pets, if you have them, you know the struggle of ensuring your place is fur-free. Check out these tips to help pet owners keep their home looking stylish.

When it comes to transforming an observatory into a giant replica of R2-D2, you do or do not, there is no try.

One man’s trash is another person’s treasure. This English home is selling for less than half of what other houses in the neighbourhood are worth. The condition? You must clean out the mounds of garbage first.

In order to buy this house, you’ll have to make the owners an offer they can’t refuse. You’ll need at least $1.37 million to buy Michael Corleone’s house from The Godfather.

You know a fresh coat of paint and an updated kitchen can help sell a home faster, but did you know a home near a Starbucks can increase asking prices by at least 0.5%?

Bird Box star Sandra Bullock’s Georgia beach house is for sale for $6.5 million. Take off your blindfolds for a minute and have a look at this gorgeous seven-bedroom haven.

That’s one way to try and make money from the inside. Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is trying to sell his $3 million California mansion while in jail.

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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