Weekly Blend: October 14, 2016

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:

This Boeing 787 Dreamliner was converted into a luxurious private jet. And you’d be dreaming if you thought you could own it, considering it costs around $300 million U.S.

If you aren’t living in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a motorhome or a houseboat, your home shouldn’t be moving. This Newfoundland man narrowly escaped his house that got caught in a landslide.

America’s oldest shopping mall has been converted into an apartment complex, with some stores sprinkled on the first floor.

Your weird real estate listing of the week is also described as the “worst real estate listing you will ever see.” Other words to describe this Connecticut, five-bedroom house include “terrifying,” “deranged” and a “portal to hell.”

You wouldn’t be “lion” in bed all day if you owned one of these new luxury safari homes in South Africa. Giraffes, buffalo and rhinos at your doorstep, oh my!

Don’t worry, Mr. Trump, if you lose the presidential election you can still live in the White House. That’s because it’s for sale! Actually, two of them are. Replica White Houses are on the market in Virginia.

Good thing there wasn’t any gas around for this fire sale. The City of Calgary just sold a historic gas station for just $10 to a car enthusiasts group.

Why didn’t Ottawa think of this for our own 20-year-long Parliament buildings restoration? An architecture firm proposed floating the heart of the U.K. political system on a glass-covered barge while the Palace of Westminster is being renovated.

This $32-million home’s backyard is every child’s dream, complete with in-ground trampoline, tennis court and its own gigantic waterpark.

NHL hall of famer goalie Patrick Roy has put his Colorado home – including all his furniture and even his pots and pans – on the market for $1.17 million U.S. Don’t try to lowball him, he won’t listen; he’s got his two Stanley Cup rings plugged in his ears. (VIDEO)


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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