Weekly Blend: May 18, 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 house in Oklahoma is on the market at a cost of $0.00025 per square foot. Dan and Sharla Bradley listed their 4,000 square-foot home for $1 in an effort to test the market.

You might not care if the art in your home is fake. (Hey, if it looks good and fits your décor, why not?) But this museum found out more than half of its collection is fake.

The royal wedding is this weekend but more importantly (for REALTORS® at least), where are they going to live after they say their “I dos?” Rumour has it they’ll live modestly at first but could be in line for a 21-bedroom home.

While we’re on the topic of the royal wedding, the Queen just raised the bar to unattainable levels when it comes to wedding gifts. Her Majesty is giving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a country home which sits on property King George V once described as “the place I love better than anywhere in the world.”

A ransacked interior, a peeling ceiling, broken cabinetry, mould and water damage, and a property protected by 100 derelict vehicles—of course this Toronto home is on the market for $3.8 million.

Here’s a novel idea: you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but by the colour of its pages. That is, if you’re going to be using them for decoration, as seen here.

Even if you’re a millionaire celebrity, sometimes you just can’t escape bad neighbours. Hilary Duff has had enough of her cigarette and marijuana-smoking neighbour and she made sure to let the whole world know.

This little brick home is in a historic English village and comes with a swimming pool. The asking price is a more-than-reasonable $35,000 Canadian, yet it’s been on the market for seven years!

At first, I heard “Yanny.” Then I heard “Laurel.” Then I heard a combination of both. This audio clip is tearing apart friendships. Let us know what you hear in the Comments section below!

Usually, the second a dog’s claws touch a pool float, you can kiss that air-filled pocket of comfort goodbye. Not anymore! These pool floats for dogs prove how much we love our four-legged friends.

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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