Weekly Blend: November 23, 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:

It’s Black Friday! If you feel inspired to spruce up your home after reading this fantastic edition of the Weekly Blend, these deals will have you busting out the credit card.

Would you rather spend $34.5 million renovating a once-glorious Victorian house or shell out $38.5 million to build a new home? That’s quite the dilemma our Prime Minister is facing.

“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz came back from a trip overseas only to find his Arizona home destroyed by water damage… all thanks to his faucet-loving feline friend.

Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A., yet you can still afford a $2.25-million apartment? Check out the salary you’d need to afford the “Friends” apartment in New York City.

If you’re one of those people who could live at the mall, well, here’s your chance. A British startup is creating affordable, modular homes that can be built in abandoned malls.

If smart home hubs weren’t the hot gift trend last year, they are in 2018. But with so many options to choose from—Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, to name a few—which one should you rely on to be your virtual assistant? This list breaks it down.

Want to live in a home described as a “mindbending modernist treasure?” This glorious glass house in West Vancouver hit the market for $16.8 million.

This homebuyer must have been Runnin’ Down a Dream to purchase Tom Petty’s former California home. The asking price for the late rock star’s home went through a bit of a free fall before selling for $4.485 million U.S.

It would be impossible to feel like Scrooge in the world’s most sparkly townhouse, opening in London next month.

We’re coming close to the end of the year, so that means an abundance of Top 10 lists will be released. Here’s one all REALTORS® will appreciate: the world’s most unusual homes of 2018.

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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