Weekly Blend: Oh my gourd! Check out this pumpkin

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!

This New York man’s backyard has become more pumpkin than yard after a particularly successful growing season. He must have quite the green thumb to be able to grow a 1,300-pound orange vegetable.  

Have a look at these unbelievable homes for sale in British Columbia. From oceanside hideaways to downtown penthouses, have a peek inside some of the most stunning homes the province has to offer.

Now that we’ve had our fill of luxury dreams, let’s look at the flipside of things. If you think owning a home must be expensive, think again. This list shows us some of cheapest homes North America has to offer.

Even superheroes need a roof over their heads! After spending most of his career living with his parents, Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, has decided to take the leap towards homeownership.

One Houston, Texas woman has taken her Halloween preparations to the next level, decorating her 2,400 square-foot townhouse from top to bottom in preparation for the spook-tacular holiday. Some are calling it “the most Halloween-ready home in America.”  

It’s going to be a Very Potter Halloween for residents of Hamilton, Ontario. A wine bar in the city is hosting a Harry Potter-themed party; muggles and wizards alike will be allowed to attend.

When police were called to the scene of a vehicle break-in, they discovered an unusual intruder still lurking in the backseat. It turns out a Canada goose had pecked its way through the taxi’s window.

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One salesperson in Lansing, Michigan, reminds us that sometimes it pays to get a little creative when marketing a new listing. At first it seems just like any other ad, but soon it becomes clear there’s more to the photos than just four bedrooms and a bathroom.

Fall is here and we know what that means: another Canadian winter is right around the corner! Do everything you can this year to keep that nasty Jack Frost away by following these five easy tips to winterize your home.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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