Weekly Blend: November 2, 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:

Forget the white picket fence and open concept floorplan, for 9% of Americans, the mysterious and spooky, and altogether ooky Addams Family mansion is the perfect example of a dream home.

You’d sure gloat if your house could float. Check out this home in Connecticut that blends in perfectly with a large pond on the property.

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is no longer the only tower getting attention in Ottawa. This seven-storey shipping container structure will be used as a temporary observation deck overlooking a residential development.

What a deal! This Bel Air home just had a 30% reduction in price. Too bad it’s still America’s most expensive house for sale at a laughable $245 million U.S.

You won’t find any fresh produce or Joe Fresh clothing at the historic “Loblaw” house. The family home of Alexander Loblaw, co-founder of Canada’s largest food retailer, recently hit the market.

Would you rather step on a stray LEGO® brick or stub your toe on a 10,000-brick LEGO® coffee table? If you chose the latter, you can buy the unique piece of living room furniture for $9,000.

If you had a tremendous amount of R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha Franklin, you can buy the Queen of Soul’s Michigan estate for $800,000 U.S.

It’s not quite the Magic Kingdom, but you’ll feel like a Disney character in this themed home, complete with Mickey Mouse pools.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November. A house built on the site of the London pub where Guy Fawkes planned the infamous Gunpowder Plot four centuries ago is up for sale for £2.25 million.

Want to step back in time? This 80-year-old house for sale hasn’t changed since being built. It even features the original furniture!

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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