Weekly Blend: November 11, 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 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:

Did you hear? There was an important election this week. The Liberals won the Yukon election. And 90 people were able to vote solely because a helicopter flew ballots across the Yukon River, which hadn’t frozen over yet.

Oh, you thought I was talking about the U.S. election? OK, here’s some Donald news. The White House could be in for a serious Trump-style makeover filled with gold, marble, candelabras and chandeliers.

The value of President-elect Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York just skyrocketed. And it will be up for auction soon. It was originally listed for $1.65 million in July.

The Obamas aren’t moving far from their current White House digs. They will be living in an exclusive Washington, D.C. neighbourhood, renting this charming 8,200-square-foot house.

But, they may have felt more at home in this Texas White House replica for sale.

Where have other past presidents moved after vacating the Oval Office? Check out this list of former presidents’ new homes.

Speaking of moving, Canadian REALTORS® could have some star-studded clients soon. Here’s a list of celebrities who said they’d move to Canada if Donald Trump won the election.

You probably know the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website crashed on election night. Well, REALTORS® have already started fielding calls from everyday Americans looking to move north.

And American REALTORS® are capitalizing on these results by offering to sell potential expats’ homes in the U.S.

Did you know Donald Trump once joked about buying Toronto’s CN Tower?

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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