Weekly Blend: October 20, 2017

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:

A house warming party usually involves the actual purchase of a home, but these teens got the party started early when they broke into a house for sale and invited hundreds of friends over.

How much of a premium would you pay to have ghostly tenants? This estate in Maine is said to be haunted, but the asking price wouldn’t tell you that. It’s on the market for $3.35 million U.S.

You don’t have to buy a castle to live like a king. Before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, he lived in this humble Mississippi home that’s now up for sale.

When the public was asked to come up with a name for a boat, Boaty McBoatface won out. When they were asked to come up with a train’s name, you bet they picked Trainy McTrainface. Don’t crowdsource the name for your house unless you want it to be Housey McHouseface.

Walking on glass is rarely a good time. So, the fact these people are stepping foot onto a glass walkway that “cracks” beneath you as it’s suspended 3,800 feet in the air just seems loony.

You’ll trip over this trippy optical illusion. Check out this wacky floor design.

It looks like a 150-foot tall concrete flower from afar, but there’s a reason why this residential tower for sale in Berlin is called as a brutalist landmark.

Don’t like the look of the concrete masterpiece above? What about this drab concrete box designed as low-cost housing?

I can see it now at the 2025 Academy Awards: “And the award for best REALTOR® Promotional Video goes to…” Professionally-shot films showcasing homes are getting popular in places like Toronto.

Think of it as the ultimate water bed. This floating tent allows you to camp on water. Stay clear of rapids or you’re in for a rough night’s sleep.

Leave the taxidermy in storage and lock up Killer the dog. And get rid of all those locks, too, or else – according to this list – buyers might not purchase your home.

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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