Weekly Blend: The Whos of Kamloops

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!

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a trip into the whimsical pages of a Dr. Seuss story, now’s your chance! These Kamloops, British Columbia Christmas fanatics transformed their home into a mirror image of the magical town of Whoville.

New house ahoy! If your body has always been on land, but your soul is trapped at sea, this $2.3 million maritime masterpiece in Halifax was designed just for you.

Christmas is like a dream come true for design enthusiasts; the Christmas tree alone offers endless possibilities to exercise creativity. Check out this list of 10 designer Christmas trees for a little festive inspiration.

Ever wonder what a luxury doghouse looks like? Well hold onto your wallets because these quirky canine mansions will have you scrambling to give your pup a Christmas gift they won’t soon forget.

Since making his debut at the age of 19, Miami Heat forward, Justice Winslow, has been making big waves in the NBA. The rising star recently reached a new benchmark, purchasing a spectacular mansion in Miami’s Coral Gables community for a cool $3.3 million.

After getting this glimpse inside Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s swanky Harlem Brownstone, it’ll be impossible to imagine a couple who loves the holidays more than these Hollywood heavyweights.

You don’t always need to pilfer your piggy bank to win your neighbourhood’s best dressed home award. Pinecones, bark, moss and berries: the best Christmas décor is waiting for you in your own backyard. Better get your glue guns ready for this one!

Now that you’ve exhausted your backyard of festive potential, why not continue your DIY decorating spree with help from the Property Brothers’, Drew Scott. In this eye-opening article, Scott and his wife, Linda Phan, will walk you through everything you need to know to turn your home into a winter wonderland.

Ellen DeGeneres seems like she’d be the best neighbour, doesn’t she? Well, just ask Clint Eastwood! As it happens, the iconic actor-turned-director lives right next door to the much-loved talk show host, and yes, it’s just as crazy as you’d imagine.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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