Weekly Blend: September 14, 2018

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:

Road signs are supposed to tell you where you’re heading, but with this one, it’s impossible to tell. Is Fredericton in the Upside Down? I’m sorry, does that say King’s Landing? Check out this incomprehensible mish-mash of destinations making up a Nova Scotia road sign.

If you like watching butterflies, you need to get to Point Pelee, Ontario. Tens of thousands of monarchs have once again stopped at Canada’s most southern point before their migration to Mexico.

Superstar NFL cornerback Jalen Ramsey of the Jacksonville Jaguars should probably stick to covering wide receivers instead of trying to sell homes. He recently went undercover as a real estate professional and let’s just say his selling tactics were… unconventional.

If Japan’s space-elevator experiment goes off without a hitch, you could be saying, “Beam me up, Scotty,” by 2050.

You might be living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but is your four-legged friend? This “canine cottage” is next-level eco-friendly with a solar-powered fan, green roof and a motion-activated water fountain connected to an irrigation system.

The home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son is on the market for nearly $13 million U.S. Built in 1952, the 2,500-square-foot home was almost demolished.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,” William Shakespeare so famously wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Well, if you want to purchase the house that may have inspired this famous play, you’ll need a bank with cash, not herbs.

Is it a limousine? Is it a trail groomer? Is it a tank? This monstrosity of a vehicle can be yours for $6,000, but I’m not sure what you would do with it.

Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones, recently took a loss on selling his $9 million Manhattan penthouse. One might say he couldn’t get no satisfaction on the sale.

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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