Weekly Blend: November 15, 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:

What kind of Mickey Mouse operation are they running there? Well, it’s an actual Disney community and here are eight Goofy facts you might want to know.

You have an iMac…an iPad…an iPhone and maybe even an iTouch. Now Apple is looking to turn your home into an iHouse.

What if Honest Ed Mirvish brought his passion for sales to the Toronto real estate market?

More mixed-use space could be coming to a downtown core near you.

Sure we love on-line shopping but, according to one report, good old fashioned brick & mortar shops are making a comeback.

Edmonton REALTORS® from Century 21 Twin Realty drop 29 stories and raise over $12 thousand for Easter Seals Canada.

GenY-ers are living closer to where they are working.  Will this impact be felt by all real estate sectors?

The original Home Hardware in St. Jacobs, ON is moving across the street into a new mixed-use development. Tenants won’t have to travel far for nails, light bulbs, duct tape…or any hardware needs.

To prepare for the Winter Olympics, Muscovites can pay for the subway by doing 30 squats.

Statistically speaking, most homes have probably had someone die in them at some point. Here’s a website that can tell you for certain if that has happened.

Halifax’s historic Roy Building, once home to Sheilds Beauty Parlour, Avon Cosmetics and Veterans Information Bureau (to name a few past tenants) is being gutted too make way for a 22-storey development.

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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