Weekly Blend: Student housing has never been so glamorous

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!

This musician needs to chill out. Why? Because he can’t afford to heat his vaulted Brooklyn, New York loft. Instead of living comfortably, however, he puts up with frigid winters to build a musical community.

College living isn’t the most glamorous life. Sharing a common room with up to 100 people, living off ramen noodles, and chugging energy drinks isn’t exactly the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but these college students in Vancouver, British Columbia are living like kings and queens in empty mansions for $1,000 a room.

Winter is here…well, only in Westeros. As if there isn’t enough “Game of Thrones” news going around, we’ll bring you one that’s relatively spoiler-free: You can own the castle from the Red Wedding!

Have you ever wanted to watch Netflix exclusives on the silver screen with some famous movie theatre popcorn? That dream may soon become a reality. Netflix is in talks to purchase the historical Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Tim Hortons Rewards, Starbucks Rewards, McCafé rewards… It seems there are an infinite number of coffee rewards programs, but which one offers the best bang for your cup o’ joe?

Ever feel like just getting away from it all? How about moving to a private island in Maine with four bedrooms and five acres? It can be yours… for US$1.4 million.

Living near the water is a dream. So, what about living right on the water? This houseboat in Seattle is the size of a two-bedroom apartment and has two state rooms. This dream boat can be yours for US$499,000.

Have you ever wanted to live like it’s the 1940s? You’re in luck, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is selling his vintage 1940s Los Angeles, California property for US$3.25 million.

Justin Bieber received a phone call no homeowner wants to receive: An intruder was arrested at his new Beverly Hills, California home while the Biebs and his wife, Hailey, were attending Coachella.

Scott Rook was a Communications Co-op Student with the Canadian Real Estate Association and is studying Public Relations and Event Management at Loyalist College. Scott has also received an advanced diploma in Film and Television Production. When not in the office, you can find Scott cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa 67’s.

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