Weekly Blend: October 26, 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:

This Vancouver family’s haunted house attraction is truly a labour of love. Married on October 31, 2006, Halloween is more than a wedding anniversary: it’s a day they get to “scare the crap out of people” for fun.

Last week, we brought you a story about a listing declaring the house for sale was not haunted. That target audience will want to stay clear of this abandoned asylum for sale, a place where ghost hunters say they were attacked by demonic spirits.

Don’t people understand they should stay as far away from Michael Myers as possible? The childhood home of the famed masked murderer from Halloween has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Not a fan of the Halloween franchise? Chances are you aren’t a Libra. This list breaks down what horror movie you should watch based on your zodiac sign.

Here’s a scary thought: imagine forking out $5 million for a gigantic fixer-upper. This 80-room mansion was gutted by fire and recently hit the market.

OK, and now for some less spooky Blend items.

A YouTuber has planted himself in a 1,000 cubic foot, airtight greenhouse to demonstrate the impacts of climate change. Want to know how long he’ll last? Don’t hold your breath; he has about 200 plants providing him with enough oxygen to last several days.

This Ontario home disappears into the tree line so much, it almost blends in with the shadows; however, the pops of burnt orange, lime green and deep violet make it a stunning structure.

The wheels on the bus go… well, nowhere. This school bus was converted into a quaint tiny home nestled in an Arkansas forest.

Is the Sundance Kid looking to get out of the Golden State? Actor and director Robert Redford has listed his Napa Valley home for $7.5 million U.S.

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather just spent $10 million U.S. on a Las Vegas mansion with a 20-car underground garage. There’s a reason why they call him Money!

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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