Weekly Blend: October 27, 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:

When you think of typical haunted houses, you think of ghosts, spider webs, and cheap jump scares. As a millennial, though, the scares are anything but cheap as outlined in this tongue-in-cheek article detailing the real frights of adulthood (like household debt and awkward encounters).

This house is definitely the black sheep of the neighbourhood. A Florida woman has turned her home into the spookiest on the block, painting the outside all black. The inside has cheerful décor such as hanging dolls, taxidermy bats and a book of death records.

Next time you’re trying to justify building an addition on your home, just say you have to in order to keep the ghosts away, as per the legend of this seven-storey, 160-room mansion.

This is every Halloween lover’s dream home. Check out the extensive (and expensive) display seen each year at this New Orleans home which just hit the market.

It was a hot chocolate to die for. You can find yourself in a real-life setting of the game Clue if you purchase this mid-1800s mansion, known for being the scene of a murderous poisoning.

Check out this list of 10 Halloween-inspired things that will slash your home’s value.

This man is hoping to sell enough £5 raffle tickets to cover the £240,000 ($400,000 CDN) asking price of his home.

All aboard! This caboose has been converted into a tiny home and is selling for just over $50,000.

The red-hot San Francisco housing market continues to sizzle. A burned-out home is selling for $800,000 U.S., and the listing agent said he expects it to sell for more than asking.

Tennis fans are sure to stir up quite the racket inquiring about this home for sale. Serena Williams’ Los Angeles house is on the market for $12 million U.S.

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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