Weekly Blend: October 3, 2014

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

Does size really matter? When it comes to condo heights, how does Toronto measure up next to NYC?

Masterchef Canada finalist – and REALTOR® – Kaila Klassen is now opening her own restaurant in Summerland, BC.

Canada AM asked the question: “How do you spot an up-and-coming neighbourhood before it becomes too popular?”  (VIDEO)

Here’s another one from CTV News: will you be listing these pre-fab homes of the future … in the future? (VIDEO)

There’s a free house available in Ottawa, but there’s a catch … you have to move it by October 15th. (VIDEO)

Where do you stand on the idea that older seniors should rent instead of buy?

This beautiful house in suburban Chicago is perfect for an eccentric billionaire or The Flintstones.

If you know who Tarek El Moussa, Suzanne Whang, John DeSilvia, Scott McGillvray, and Nicole Curtis are, then maybe you can answer the question: ‘Why do so many people watch HGTV?’

Meet Jade Mills – Hollywood’s Top REALTOR®.

Staying in La-La Land, check out Tom Carroll’s YouTube Channel – ‘Tom Explores Los Angeles’ – and get a different perspective on the City of Angels.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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