Weekly Blend: September 27, 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:

After eight seasons, Dexter went out with a whimper…but let’s try to remember the good old days of American’s favourite fictional serial killer with this guide to Dexter’s filming locations.

I’m gonna jump on the Breaking Bad bandwagon and include a story about how Walter White’s synthetic drug lab caused his neighbours’ home value to plummet.

The Detroit housing market is rebounding…but it will only be considered a success once the hipsters start moving in.

Prefab hotels. Yup. That’s right. Prefab hotels may be in your future.


The heart of downtown Halifax is about to get a dramatic transformation.

A man who declared the home he was renting his ‘embassy’ and sent the property owner a $26,000 bill for his handiwork has been ordered to leave the Calgary home.

Sure I’d love an apartment in NYC…but these castles (that’s right, castles) are cheaper.

It’s not the house that is important and in need of protection…it’s the garage. That’s where Apple Computers was born and that’s what’s up for debate in Los Altos, California.

A look inside former PM Brian Mulroney’s home, being sold for $7.95 million.

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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