Weekly Blend: May 27, 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:

I’m not even touching the headline: “Eminem is selling a brick, a cassette tape, and a t-shirt for $350.”

Drake has plans to build a new Bridle Path mega-mansion. Wanna see the plans?

Did you know that in Scotland there’s a summer house with a pineapple on the roof? It’s just one of the many historical castles that Airbnb lets you rent a room in.

And if historical castles aren’t your thing, Airbnb has a secret Manhattan lair you may be interested in – your host is listed as Leonardo and his friends are Raph, Donnie and Mikey.

Now, if historical castles or superhero lairs aren’t what float your boat, you can always rent the smallest house in the world (also on Airbnb).

What does home mean to you? Humble Design work with homeless and domestic abuse shelters to help people transition from those shelters into their own homes. (VIDEO)

More Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are living with their parents than ever before.

You might remember Robin Leach as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous but here’s a clip from a little known show he did where we get an exclusive look into the home of professor Charles Xavier. (VIDEO)

Have you heard of a “closed-loop settlement?” ReGen Village outside of Amsterdam is one and it’s poised to be a model for the future.

For roughly $1.50 a year you can rent a picturesque Welsh farm overlooking the Irish Sea – oh, it also comes with 416 sheep that are also your responsibility.

An opening of a McDonald’s pop-up shop in Australia called “Fries With That” has some residents angry.

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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