Weekly Blend: September 22, 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:

Thou hath not seen a house like this. A Niagara, Ontario, couple is selling their medieval-themed home, complete with mead hall, a metal dragon and axe-throwing pit.

There’s nothing special about this modest two-bedroom ranch in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Oh, save for the fact it lies in the shadow of historic Lambeau Field, skyrocketing the price to $1 million. (My dream house!)

That’s one way to expand a basement. This home in Apopka, Florida, was swallowed whole by a sinkhole.

Even with all this talk about Hyperloops connecting cities, I think I’d prefer a scenic gondola ride. Check out these urban gondolas.

You know your house is a more than just a fixer-upper when filmmakers are considering using it as a horror film set. Oh, and it’s still $950,000.

Although this mansion played out as a fixer-upper in the 1986 movie The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, in real life it’s immaculate. It’s also priced just a smidge higher than what most other first-time homebuyers can afford: $5.9 million U.S.

Now that is how you write a cease-and-desist letter. Lawyers from Netflix advised a Chicago establishment inspired by Stranger Things to close the pop-up bar. They end the letter with, “So please don’t make us call your mom.”

If your name isn’t Cersei or Jaime, you probably can’t afford this Game of Thrones mansion. Remember, a Lannister always pays his debts.

Whose house will Steve Urkel barge into next, now that the Winslows’ house from the 1990s show Family Matters is slated for demolition? Oh well, TGIF.

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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