Weekly Blend: September 9, 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:

Talk about green eggs and spam. A woman hurled a carton full of rotten eggs at a real estate agent who kept putting brochures in her mailbox.

Could you imagine working in an office with this décor? Do you think there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on the 7th floor?

Mirror, mirror on the street, which of these buildings is most neat? Obviously it’s this apartment building that uses a mirrored surface to literally reflect the historical architecture of surrounding buildings.

If you want this mansion, you better make Leonard Ross an offer he can’t refuse. The Beverly Hills estate featured in The Godfather is listed for $195 million.

You might not be famous, but you can feel like an A-lister by using these 12 tips to style your home like a celebrity.

Chicago’s “Toblerone” tower, estimated to cost $950 million, will be the tallest hotel and condo development in the world designed by a woman.

If you want to live like these nomads, you too can end up living in a van down by the river! Some millennials are ditching the traditional homes and joining the “van life” movement.

But why stop at living in a van when there are abandoned trains for sale in Manitoba? Own this fully-functional train engine for $25,000. Good luck getting it off the 15 metres of tracks though.

From the outside, this Florida home looks really … “plane.” However, walking down a hallway and sliding open a door reveals the cockpit of a plane attached to the house.

Touting a close proximity to schools never hurts a real estate listing. You’d be hard-pressed to highlight that in Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, though, where high school students have to fly 500 kilometres south to attend school.

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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