Weekly Blend: Neighbours hate this emoji house

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!


Garish and unsightly or cute and quirky? When Manhattan Beach, California officials told a homeowner to stop using her property for short term rentals, she rebelled in the most millennial way possible—by painting the home bright pink and covering it with emojis.

Have you ever tried to sell a property with a toilet in the bedroom? From needlessly bizarre to downright disastrous, this list of real estate nightmares will give even your worst housing horror story a run for its money.

Speaking of nightmares, residents in this California town are living in one as they struggle to contain the collection of items overflowing from one hoarding homeowner’s front lawn.

Talk about a home fit for a princess! The former Los Angeles residence of royal sweetheart Meghan Markle is on the market for a whopping $1.799 million U.S.

You might want to hit the breaks on that fancy new kitchen until you’ve seen this surprising list of renovations that can actually devalue your home.

What has no lights, no counters and is missing a wall? It’s the ugliest kitchen in America! But not for long. Thanks to a $25,000 grant, the owner of this Civil War era home in Illinois can finally get an upgrade.

Rolling fields, sunny pastures and a mountain view—singer-songwriter Jamie Foxx recently shared a clip of his beautiful backyard.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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