Weekly Blend: REALTOR® in search of ‘Vancouver’s Next Top Agent’

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!


Nine REALTORS® are hoping to be crowned “Vancouver’s Next Top Agent,” but first they’ll have to pass a series of challenges. Watch as host—and REALTOR®—Mark Wiens determines who will be his next partner in this highly entertaining web series.

Get ready for the most intense game of Marco Polo you’ve ever seen. The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is planned for London. Good luck calling for “fish out of water!”

It only took 137 years, but Barcelona’s city government finally approved a building permit for the Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, a UNESCO world heritage site and legendary church in Spain.

Looking to do some staging on a budget? Here’s a list of five IKEA products professional home stagers swear by.

A homeowner in Nova Scotia couldn’t bear to have an unwelcomed guest claw a hole into his wall, so he called animal control. To be fair, the “guest” was a baby black bear who wandered into the home through an open door.

Don’t bring a Ouija board to this home: a small building known as Britain’s “most haunted house” and once served as a medieval prison for people accused of witchcraft is now for sale.

Canada’s most expensive condo is back on the market in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. At $29.998 million, one must wonder how expensive those condo fees would be.

How would you like 100 free tacos? Well, you’ll have to fork over enough money for this North Dakota home first. The new homeowner won’t have to worry about dinner for weeks, so that’s a bonus.

You thought the above price was jaw-dropping? For $279 million U.S., you can buy John Hendricks’ Colorado ranch. The lucky buyer will also get a 50-vehicle car museum, an airstrip and hangar and a dinosaur fossil.

A California real estate agent and Tom Petty superfan is “Runnin’ Down a Dream” to buy the late rock legend’s childhood home. The current owner didn’t back down from the agent’s $175,000 U.S. offer.

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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