Weekly Blend: November 10, 2017

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:

If you’re like me, you often lose the keys to your house. However, unlike this Saskatchewan family, I have never lost my entire house.

It’s tough to make it in Silicon Valley if you aren’t one of the lucky millennials with a career in high-tech. On one side of the street are the avocado toast-eaters and on the other side are the “car people.”

Now, I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West just sold their Bel-Air mansion for $17.8 million U.S., making it the most expensive home ever sold in Bel-Air Crest.

Preparation is the key to success, so before one lists their house, they should go over this quick rundown of what to do before it hits the market.

Tiny homes don’t necessarily mean cheap, and this one – built on a 264-square-metre parcel of land – just sold in Sydney, Australia, for $3.22 million.

People might be a little crabby about this building if they aren’t one for sea creatures. China is opening a museum in the shape of big, hairy crab.

Is there anything Amazon won’t delve into? After buying Whole Foods, Amazon has now created its own furniture line. No word if the sectionals are made from organic, fair-trade, cage-free wood.

Enough heat is created from hundreds of computers completing Bitcoin transactions to heat a living space. Let your office double as your furnace room!

“Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference,” former U.S. President Barack Obama once said. And having a lot of money is the only answer if you want to buy the Obamas’ Martha’s Vineyard retreat – on sale for $17.75 million.

Those golfing near the Barrow Hills Golf Club might be feeling unforeseen forces affecting their game. That’s because there might be some Jedis lurking around this Millenium Falcon, spotted on Google Maps.

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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