Weekly Blend: September 20, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

Did you know that there’s a ‘solar decathlon’ that showcases students from around the U.S. creating beautiful, solar powered home? Well now you know.

What happens when a psychotherapist and an ecological pond water treatment specialist collaborate together on a creative project? Why a decommissioned bus becomes an elegantly minimalist home of course.

Bad photographs. No, make that ‘terrible real estate photos.’

Expect the NYC skyline to change dramatically in the next four years as at least four 1,000 foot-plus skyscrapers will be developed within blocks of each other.

The Manitoba Real Estate Association provides heating for 26 Habitat houses.

Leave Otter Lake Alone was the rallying cry at a Halifax city council meeting planning the future of a city landfill.

Two towers in Mississauga nicknamed the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ have won the Emporis Skyscraper Award.

When millennials do find work and move out of their parents’ basement they’ll need a place to live. And that’s where you come in.

Here are five tips for career longevity in real estate

One of the best ways to avoid ending up in the blooper reel is to always ALWAYS use spellcheck when listing a property.

This Harlem apartment has a brand new alcove, three, large, east-facing windows and contemporary dark wood floor…it’s also smaller than a jail cell. The listing REALTOR® is quite the wordsmith.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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