Weekly Blend: Now that’s some rock ‘n roll hospitality

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!

It may not be as famous as Hollywood, California, but Hollywood, Florida, officially got a one-up over Tinseltown earlier this week when Hard Rock Hotels unveiled its long awaited $2.2 billion guitar shaped mega hotel. Your move California. 

Even the greatest minds of science fiction couldn’t dream this one up. Last weekend, a Michigan homeowner came home to find a mysterious object had plummeted from the sky onto her property. What was it? Turns out it was a balloon designed to beam people’s selfies across the galaxy. What?

Neighbours got you down? Why not get away from it all in your own idyllic private village! This unique property in Austin, Quebec, is the stuff of dreams, offering 250 acres of pastoral landscape and 3,800 ft of shoreline, complete with a barn, schoolhouse, and church. It’s truly an introvert’s delight.

Crank your scare-o-meter up to terrifying with a road trip visiting each of the 50 states’ most haunted homes. From Alabama to Washington, this list has the complete package.

How many homes do you think America’s No. 1 REALTOR® sells per year? 500? 1000? Try 5,800. Ben Caballero of Fort Worth, Texas, was honoured this week by the Guinness Book of World Records after shattering the previous sales record of 3,500 homes. The best part? He set that record too.

This York Township, Pennsylvania, homeowner couldn’t help but see the resemblance between her front garden and the iconic blue monster, so she decided to take her Halloween decorating skills to another level. If this doesn’t make you want cookies, I don’t know what will.

This backyard is something you thought you’d only see in a Disney movie. It’s all too clear that Teresea Glover of Coburg, Ontario, is truly living her best life after she recently revealed her whimsical backyard animal paradise. Check out the photos, you couldn’t even dream of something this cute.

A property owner in Staten Island, New York, was in for a terrifying surprise when he got to work early Monday morning. Waiting for him beneath the brush was an eight-foot long Burmese Python. Now that’s what I call eight feet of nope.

I guess that’s one way to deal with those pesky creepy crawlies. When a homeowner in Brazil discovered a roach nest beneath his front lawn, he decided to take the sensible course of action and dump few liters of gasoline into it!

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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