Weekly Blend: May 4, 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:

Toronto police are dangling a carrot in front of anyone with information on who left a car dangling from a rope underneath the Millwood Overpass Bridge.

Pop quiz No. 1: what’s the distance from Canada to France? The answer is about 40 kilometres. The French islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon are just off the south coast of Newfoundland and there might be a ferry connecting the two countries in the near future, making it possible to drive to France.

Pop quiz No. 2: OK, now what’s the population of Newfoundland? Michigan teenager C.J. Poirier found that out this week when he tweeted to Air Canada asking how many retweets it would take to get a free flight to see his girlfriend in Newfoundland. The airline company responded with 530,000—the population of the province. #530KforBecca!

If you love living on the edge, New Zealand’s “cliffhanger house” is for sale. Built on a 45-degree cliff face, it has the illusion of floating out from the hillside.

Origami can be so much more than folding pieces of paper into paper swans. This artist’s intricate 1,900 square-foot sculpture is a modern piece of art and can absorb 90,000 cars worth of pollution.

West coast isn’t the best coast for superstar Taylor Swift. She is selling another one of her California mansions for $2.95 million U.S. Look what you made her do, Beverly Hills!

The deal on this house is out of this world. Astronaut John Glenn’s Maryland home is on the market for $1.57 million U.S.

Is your living room rug only a 6x8ft? You could be committing a serious decorating mistake. Here are some tips to make your living room pop.

A home is so much more than four walls and a roof, especially when it’s laid out as a dodecagon. This 12-sided house with a coastal view truly stands out.

When tiny homes are still too roomy for your lifestyle, take a page out of these Australian nomads by becoming a tent-renter.

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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