Weekly Blend: Marker makeover

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!

When a New Brunswick REALTOR® and salesperson discovered he had been given a marker makeover on one of his signs, he couldn’t help but wonder if the aspiring artists had a point, so he followed their advice and shared it with the internet.

An Ontario man received unexpected delivery earlier this week. At first, he thought Christmas had come early, but it turned out this Christmas present was about 18 years too late. Talk about the Ghost of Christmas Past.

One of Rhode Island’s most famous historic homes has recently received its greatest accolade yet: An A-list Hollywood wedding. Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Beau Maroney tied the knot earlier this week at the property.

Stephen King’s Maine home will soon be opening to the public as a writers’ retreat and archive. The Victorian home has been the site of creation for several of the prolific writer’s greatest works.

If one good thing came out of Antonio Brown’s short stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s this. Not only is he leaving behind a gorgeous home, but also an unbelievable two-story custom treehouse.

Deep down, have you always known you’re a Barbie girl who just wants to live in a Barbie world? Well good news, the Malibu Dream House has just been listed on Airbnb for two exclusive nights in honour of the famous brand’s 60th anniversary.

Have you ever found yourself alone at a listing and had an eerie encounter that you just can’t explain? These spooky tales of ghostly encounters from across the real estate world will have you thinking twice next time you hear something go bump in the night.

If you think parking is bad in your neighbourhood, take a moment to thank your lucky stars that you don’t have to park in Hong Kong where a 135-square-foot parking space just sold for a stunning $969,000.

When activist Shannon Downey found an incomplete quilting project at an estate sale, she knew she couldn’t let the work go unfinished, so she turned to the internet for help.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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