Weekly Blend: March 7, 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:

Maybe I’m including it because I’m from Ottawa, but here’s an article discussing Ottawa’s waterfronts: an under-utilized asset.

Did you know that beneath Montreal there is a tunnel system that’s over 5,000 kilometres? Here are the pictures to prove it.

An Airbnb listing in Toronto – perfect for the Kraft dinner, Campbell’s soup, David Bowie lover. Or, you can try Airpnp – an app that lets you find a nice place to…well, re-read the name of the app and you’ll figure it out.

Edmonton shows up in this week’s edition in a story about an eco-friendly penthouse in the city’s downtown.

Take a video tour of a five room home in The Netherlands that’s only 645 square feet.

There’s ‘house-porn’, ‘food-porn’ and now, thanks to this blog, a book about ‘Cabin Porn’ – showcasing the best getaways the world has to offer.

It’s definitely not scientific and does not require a real estate license HOWEVER it is a fun time waster to find out which dream home you should live in.

Boring architecture never looked so playful thanks to Dutch artist Tineke Meirink.

German DIY chain OBI uses renovated buildings as billboards to promote their products (with video).

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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