Weekly Blend: September 2, 2016

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

They don’t call it “Vancity” for nothing. A Vancouver woman named Luna is renting out her hippie van, named Moonbeam (of course it is), for $50 a night on Airbnb.

Renovations are easy, inexpensive and you can make it up as you go along. Wait, that’s not right. Here is a list of 11 renovation myths.

I, for one, welcome our Google overlords. The tech company is now attempting to take on another tech-giant, Uber, by launching its own ride-sharing service.

Former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban’s condo is up for sale for $1.4 million. That’s a slapshot to the face of Habs fans. Think he’s taking that Canadian bed set with him to Nashville?

Sticking with famous athletes’ homes, you can be former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch’s neighbour for a cool $2.15 million. Expect Skittles as a housewarming gift.

Wouldn’t it be nice to lie in Brian Wilson’s bed just like Brian Wilson did? For $3.3 million you can. The Beach Boy’s vacation home is on the market.

Think your neighbour has a weedy lawn? At least their weeds don’t grow up to 20 centimetres a day! This homeowner says she can’t sell her house because the weeds are threatening her home’s foundation.

This has to be one of the largest “open houses” in Canadian history. Almost 20,000 people will get an inside look at Edmonton’s yet to be opened Rogers Place on September 10.

As if you need another excuse to visit lavish Dubai. The city that already houses the world’s tallest building and world’s most luxurious hotel now has the world’s largest indoor theme park.

Residents of Britain’s smelliest street no longer have to kick up a stink. A 40-foot high pile of garbage in St. Paul’s Cray, southeast of London, will soon be cleared.

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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