Weekly Blend: May 13, 2016

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, 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 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:

Mainstreet Equity, an Alberta housing company, has offered Fort McMurray evacuees free stays in 100 apartments.

Need help moving a lighthouse? Popular Mechanics has the article (and video) for you.

Consider yourself lucky if Banksy decides to graffiti your house.

Since April 18, the Flood House has been travelling the Thames estuary. Can this be the future of floating housing?

The line-up starts behind me! 10,000 people have applied to live for free in an £8 million London penthouse.

The star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” shares his 10 best tips to seal any deal.

Leon’s is hoping their 25-year-old social media manager can help re-brand the company to attract millennial shoppers.

International real estate developer David Belt is building dorms to look like adult housing.

A first-hand account (and more) about “co-living” can be found in this New Yorker article about a recent university grad moving to the big city.

Is loft living right for you or your client? Here’s what one former loft owner had to say after he sold his old unit in Toronto’s growing neighbourhood of Liberty Village. (3 VIDEOS)

At $445,000, a Michigan home is the cheapest Frank Lloyd Wright design on the market.

From the Overlook Hotel to a cabin in the woods, Curbed.com provides Weekly Blend readers with some examples of cinema’s truly evil architecture.

Marketing.ca takes a longer look at how ABC worked NAR into the plot of Modern Family.

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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