Weekly Blend: September 15, 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:

Those who don’t buy expensive home security systems, get dogs. Those who don’t get dogs, apparently use butter knife booby traps.

Imagine you could try before you buy without leaving your home. Ikea and Apple have teamed up to create an app that uses augmented realty to place furniture in your home.

If you’re like me, you were unexplainably giddy over a couple extra centimetres of glass when the iPhone X was revealed. Take a tour of the new Steve Jobs theatre where Apple held their annual iPhone announcement.

This house looks like it’s straight out of Disneyland, and it kind of is. A replica of Snow White’s house is for sale in Washington. (Magic mirror not included.)

Her milkshakes must have brought too many boys to the yard, so she’s selling her home. Singer Kelis, known for her 2003 single, “Milkshake,, is selling her home for $2.195 million U.S.

This house in Wales is the original tiny home. Before living small was all the rage, this one-room, 98-square-foot house was built in 1688.

This REALTOR® decided to have some fun on a home’s for sale sign. A four-bedroom Michigan home, located next to a graveyard, is advertised as having “quiet neighbours.”

Are you one who likes the thought of going out, but doesn’t want to leave home? Well, when you buy this Irish mansion, you get your very own pub.

Sometimes horrible circumstances brings out the best in people. A Florida millionaire opened his mansion to dozens of foster children after they were forced into a shelter following hurricane Irma.

Avoid turning your storage room into one giant junk drawer. If you’re planning a move, here are some tips to help you declutter.

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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