Weekly Blend: May 11, 2018

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:

This story is tutu good not to share. A prank on this Kelowna REALTOR®’s billboard ended up doing more good than harm when the sales agent turned it into a fundraiser for the Kelowna Ballet.

Taking a flight soon? It’s probably best you don’t watch this video. Ontario was hit with some powerful winds last week and this pilot deserves a medal for landing the propeller plane safely.

A Michigan family had some unwanted guests drop by when a family of raccoons fell through their ceiling and into their living room.

The Turks and Caicos Islands don’t see a lot of precipitation, but you can blast Purple Rain there all you want if you buy Prince’s island estate—complete with a purple driveway leading to the 5.74 hectare property.

Did you know penthouses were originally meant for servants? They weren’t nearly as lavish in the 1920s like they are now. Check out some of the most amazing penthouses from around the world.

A new home creates a canvas for creativity, but buying art for those newly-acquired blank walls can be daunting. Where to start? Let this guide help you.

Although controversial, there’s no denying Kanye West has a creative mind. Now the superstar rapper, entrepreneur, producer and fashion designer will be adding another title to his name: architect. Would you live in a Yeezy Home? Let us know in the Comments section below!

This Toronto house can’t even be entered due to its dangerously derelict condition but, at $700,000, it’s described as a “rare opportunity.

Usually, having train tracks run through a backyard makes for a tough sell. However, this bungalow in North Wales features a super cool, 275-metre long model train setup in the garden.

Life as a REALTOR® is hectic. Sometimes you have to choose between showering and breakfast. Well, not anymore! This breakfast machine made from LEGO® pieces could help streamline your morning routine.

Finally, just in time for Mother’s Day, actress Olivia Munn may have given her mom the ultimate Mother’s Day gift: a beautiful kitchen and living room renovation.

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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