Weekly Blend: October 12, 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:

Buyer beware: a 2017 survey found 42% of people would outright refuse to live in a haunted house. Here are some tricks to help you sell paranormal properties.

This house may not be haunted, but it could put a spell on you. A home in Massachusetts with some Salem witch trials history is up for sale.

Just when you finally learned how to “Dougie”, the rap group Cali Swag District is back with a new hit: Teach Me How to Duffy. The professionally produced music video was created to help sell a US$45 million mansion in California.

Anyone over the age of 12 caught trick-or-treating in this Virginia town will not only have to worry about gut rot, but could face a US$100 fine, too.

This rundown, vacant two-storey farmhouse just outside of Ottawa isn’t fit to host a royal gala. That’s because its known as the birthplace of the McIntosh. How do you like them apples!

This town ain’t big enough for a bidding war. For US$1.5 million, you could be the owner—and mayor—of a Wild West town, complete with a saloon and general store. Yee haw!

Having a “pit of doom” on your street isn’t exactly a strong selling point. These Edmonton homeowners are fed up with a stalled infill development that’s become more than just an eyesore.

David and Victoria Beckham sold their posh Los Angeles mansion for US$33 million—nearly $15 million more than what they paid for it 11 years ago.

Looking for a piece of décor that’s truly out of this world? A 12-pound rock from the moon would look perfect on your coffee table, as long as you have at least $500,000 for it.

If Barbie were real, she would live in this very pink Victorian mansion that resembles one of her many dollhouses.


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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