Weekly Blend: March 31, 2017

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:

Give your old water heater new life by introducing it to your child as a friendly robot. This little girl fell in love with the titanium-bodied machine sitting curbside.

Toronto’s curious cube cluster condo could soon be quashed.

You’re going to need a 350-car garage for this property. A B.C. man is selling off five acres of land with hundreds of vintage vehicles as part of the deal.

Suddenly, taking a few extra toiletries from the hotel room doesn’t seem so bad. This man had $21,000 worth of items stolen by Airbnb guests.

Travel to New York City’s oldest buildings thanks to this interactive map from Curbed.

If David Bowie is one of your Heroes, channel the man who wrote The Man Who Sold the World by purchasing his former NYC condo. It even comes with Bowie’s actual piano.

This proposed skyscraper is out of this world. No, seriously, its foundation is not on Earth, it hangs from an asteroid orbiting the planet 50,000 km up.

If tall skyscrapers aren’t for you, what about tall houses? North America’s tallest single family house is up for sale in Arizona.

Here’s something I learned today: Saskatchewan has a plethora of houses fit for a Hobbit. Just look at this list of Canada’s Top 10 tiny houses for sale.

For less than what you’d pay for a chocolate bar at the dollar store, you can get not one, but two houses in Oakland.

Heads down! Texting and walking just got safer in this Dutch town after they installed traffic lights in the sidewalk at intersections.

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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