Weekly Blend: October 10, 2014

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

Does a long weekend make you think about travelling? If the answer is yes, then maybe this hotel – which could be the most incredible hotel to open this year – is for you.

If you’re stuck at home this long weekend, maybe check out Constantine Isslamow (a REALTOR® from Peterborough)’s YouTube channel. With close to 10,000 subscribers, this bass playing broker is quite the YouTube sensation.

In Vancouver, ‘keeping it in the family’ might mean buying a condo in the same building as your parents/kids.

This weekend, the people of Catalan – a city nearly 50 miles southwest of Barcelona– will compete to build the tallest tower of people. Be thankful you’re not one of the people on the bottom.

Thanks to Century 21, Walking Dead fans – excited for its return this Sunday – can Zombie-Proof their homes with a kit available on eBay.

Actual headline: 10 really weird over-sized ‘lawn ornaments’ you can have if you’re an Alabama gabillionaire. Be thankful you don’t live next to them.

That restroom you once used could one day end up being a neighbourhood coffee shop – at least that’s what happened to three former public toilets in/around London.

One couple has been together for a decade. The other couple just met. Both couples are assembling IKEA furniture. Who will prevail in … The Battle of the Flat-Pack Furniture!! (VIDEO)

Atomized grids, green roofs, adaptive reuse and gardens in the sky are just a few of the latest trends in affordable housing.

It’s food, not real estate-related and, even though it’s Thanksgiving, it’s not turkey related, either. Here’s a six-minute video showing 10 awesome ways to season steak (perfect for BBQ-ing this weekend).

Michael LaFido – and Illinois REALTOR® – takes real estate marketing to a whole new level with “Imagine” – a $10,000 movie featuring actors, horses and Rolls-Royces – all designed to sell a magnificent seven-acre property in Barrington Hills, IL.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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