Weekly Blend: September 30, 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 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:

Be honest, you’ve heard every one of these questions listed in this Buzzfeed article about house hunting.

Saskatchewan’s new Mosaic Stadium is architecturally beautiful, but the real attraction is the new food items. Included is a two-foot-long hotdog with a full pound of meat on it—a meal any offensive lineman would enjoy.

This New Brunswick couple has got the Power…wall! Tesla, the company best known for building electric cars, is testing the home-powering, wall-mounted battery unit.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? You can! This SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired villa at the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana can be yours for $3,800 a night.

If you’re square, you won’t want to live in Europe’s most expensive listing. The “Bubble Palace” is perfect for posh pod people, but only if you have $456 million to spare.

A real estate developer in Thailand helped create the world’s first non-rectangular soccer fields to demonstrate how vacant spaces can be used for outdoor recreation. Pitch perfect!

Their egos aren’t the only things that are oversized. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are renovating their massive $20 million mansion to rival that of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s gated Arizona home just sold for $2.8 million. She made a 23 percent profit on it in five years. Who needs politics when you’re apparently a professional house-flipper?

Your house might be the target of a few run-by fruitings, but you can own the famous San Francisco home used in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire. The seller? A surgeon who helps transform the faces of people to better match their gender identities (how fitting!).

A small coastal island in Louisiana has lost 98 percent of its landmass to flooding since 1955. Instead of abandoning the island, the entire community is being relocated.

Think self-driving cars are cool? Pssh. Amsterdam is getting self-driving canal boats.

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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