Weekly Blend: October 11, 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 time are you getting up each morning…and how much are you accomplishing before 8am?

And continuing with more lists, here are 56 essential survival tools for homeowners.

More lists. Thinking of taking a short sale listing? Here are three things to consider (U.S. article).

Manitoba Real Estate Association casts off and raises over $6,000 for their Shelter Foundation.

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien will love a look at this house fit for Bilbo Baggins.

Following in the footsteps of Facebook and Ikea, URBN Inc. (Urban Outfitters, Free People and Anthropologie) plan to develop its own mini town in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Take a closer look at Facebook Town – where all your friends are just a poke away (okay, I made that slogan up)

Change jobs. Change your underwear. Read about “Start Happy” a joint LinkedIn and Fruit of the Loom campaign designed to…well, give out free underwear.

NEST, the company that redesigned the thermostat, has now overhauled – and improved upon – something every home needs – the smoke detector.

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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