Weekly Blend: March 8, 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!

Is this the new REALTOR® anthem? Trinette Lindsay, also known as rappin’ REALTOR® “T Lindsay”, uses her own hip-hop songs to help sell homes and market her business. Champagne closings!

Is your beaten-up, rusted-out Mazda 3 on its last legs? Treat yourself to a new car! Go big or go home with your new vehicle and splurge on the “La Voiture Noire” by Bugatti. At $18.9 million, it’s the world’s most expensive car.

You can buy almost anything on Craigslist it seems, including towns. Toomsboro, Georgia, can be yours for $1.7 million. It comes with 37 properties and 40 acres of land.

She may have 10 Grammy awards and a plethora of No. 1 hits, but Taylor Swift revealed to lifestyle magazine Elle she just discovered how useful Command tape is for hanging pictures. Her poor walls.

Let me guess what your morning routine consists of as a busy REALTOR®: you wake up, hit snooze, wake up again, check social media, check your email, and guzzle some coffee. Well, stop doing this. According to research, these habits aren’t beneficial to your health.

No, times aren’t tough for millionaire model Emily Ratajkowski and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, but the wealthy couple haven’t paid their $5,000 a month rent for more than a year.

Whatever you do, do not spill your cup of coffee in this café—it could ruin the structural integrity of the place. This café in Mumbai, India, is made entirely of cardboard.

If you buy this 10,000-square-foot 1900s home in Pennsylvania, there might be some rookie hazing involved. That’s because the charming 19-bedroom home used to be a frat house.

For $250,000, you can own a UFO. Disclaimer: it’s not fit for intergalactic travel. The “Spaceship House” in Navarre Beach, Florida, is quite the conversation starter.

Spice up your life by purchasing Mel B’s old home. The Spice Girl has put her West Hollywood home on the market for $5.9 million. So, do you “Wannabe” the new owner?

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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