Weekly Blend: September 1, 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:

Game of Thrones fans left with a void in their lives after the season finale can purchase properties that share the same name of those used in the show. If you miss out on this, well, the Lannisters send their regards.

The priciest properties across Canada include an estate once owned by Henry Ford and a private island. Turns out Saskatchewan’s most expensive house is the same price as two average homes in Toronto.

You know you’ve reached peak relaxation when your house has its own hammock room.

This “Simple House” is anything but what its name suggests. I get a big stacked-shipping-container vibe from this creation.

This Long Island mansion was the bee’s knees back in the 1920s. Plenty of gigglewater must have been had at swanky parties inside the Rumsey estate, the house that inspired The Great Gatsby.

When you are Paris Hilton’s pooches, spending time in the doghouse is anything but a punishment. Her dogs have their own $325,000 mansion.

You can take Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican jungle getaway, but you can never take… his FREEDOM! (By the way, his property in the Caribbean will put you back $29.75 million U.S.)

How many times have you been asked by a homebuyer, “The garage is great, but can it fit a 12-foot catapult?” Too many times to count, right? This home for sale comes with a five-and-a-half ton weapon.

Hate feeling cornered? This London home is the answer. Like Chuck Norris’ famous kick, it’s a roundhouse!

Ding-dong, the doorbell’s dead. A recent study shows 54% of people don’t like answering their doorbell. Seriously, just text me when you’re outside, that’s all I need.

Here’s a handy guide you can refer to new homeowners: 20 things to do when you move into a new home.

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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