Weekly Blend: October 21, 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:

Would you dare spend a night in Bran Castle in Transylvania, the inspiration for Count Dracula’s home? For the first time since 1948, you can. What do you think the sleep number is on those red velvet-trimmed coffins?

If you have 50,000 Sir John A. Macdonalds lying around, you can own the former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister.

Ewe” can live and open up shop inside a sheep for $1.16 million. This New Zealand town is famous for its sheep and ram buildings, which are now on the market.

Gigantic sheep not for you? How about liver? Liverpool’s iconic and historic Royal Liver building is up for sale.

With Google, Amazon and Apple all venturing into the smart home ecosystem, it can be hard to pick which product you want to make your home more like the Jetsons’. Here’s a good breakdown.

This modern Venice apartment would be fit to host the Marriage of Figaro. Mozart once lived in this six-bedroom palazzo. Hey, didn’t I see this place in Amadeus?

You wouldn’t want to live solo in this mansion known as the “guitar house.” More than $30 million was invested in it, but don’t fret, it’s back on the auction block, this time with only a $4 million reserve.

Canadians are telling Americans there is no need to move to the Great White North if so-and-so becomes president, because the U.S. is still a great country.

When remodeling pays for itself: this man uncovered a suitcase stuffed with $23,000 after tearing down walls in his basement.

Sleep with the fishes in this unique houseboat. Below deck is an underwater, glass-filled level containing the master bedroom and full bathroom.

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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