Weekly Blend: May 31, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

Re-duced… re-used… re-cycled… re-al estate.

And speaking of eco-friendly, here’s a Calgary home designed to look as if it was gently placed in the forest.

BC Business takes a look at what’s popping up in the next five years in the Vancouver skyline.

The charitable work that REALTORS® do should not go unnoticed. Our friends at Greater Moncton REALTORS® du Grand Moncton shared this story with the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation about some impressive fundraising work by REALTORS® at Royal LePage Atlantic in Moncton, New Brunswick.

A-Rod: MLB MVP, 12-time AL All-Star, youngest player to hit 500 home runs… and visionary house designer (oh, and he made a hefty profit on this recent transaction).

Springfield’s location still hasn’t been identified in the show but visitors to Universal Orlando will soon be able to walk the fabled streets of Homer’s hometown.

If you think putting up a fence in a properly zoned sub-division has its problems, try accurately mapping land in Greece.

A different look at the same story – from an American perspective.

Last week, we had a story about a 96 square foot apartment. This week, have a look at a documentary about people with tiny tastes in homes. And here’s where you can see how it ends.

Some of these places are amazing… but furnishing them may be next to impossible.

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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