Weekly Blend: This house is a real shocker

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!

From the outside, this house in England looks just like any other, but if you take a peek inside, you’ll be in for quite a shock. Hidden behind the red brick exterior of the five-bedroom home is an estimated 320 power outlets. Talk about an electrician’s nightmare.

Vancouver police are on the lookout for a suspect wanted in connection with the vandalism of a koi pond last weekend. Police describe the suspect as a heavy-set male with thick, greyish-black hair and a fishy odour. Better watch out, because this wanted criminal has an appetite like no otter.

Iconic Goodfellas actor, Joe Pesci, is selling his New Jersey home for a cool $6.5 million.

Ever dreamed of owning a home in a quaint European village? Well, your fantasy couldn’t be any more timely because the Sicilian village of Cammarata is so determined to fill the historic homes in their town that they’re giving them away for free.

It was just your average morning for this couple in England, until they looked out their front window. To their surprise, they discovered a one-ton bull lounging on their front lawn.

Closing sales by day, turning tables by night, this salesperson has somehow managed to lead a double life as both a real estate professional and a radio host.

It might not be an ice castle with a polar bear in the driveway, but this five-bedroom mansion with a full-size hockey arena is about as Canadian as it gets, and it can all be yours for $7 million.

Make the most out of your kitchen with these 10 handy design tricks that’ll help maximize space with style. Your dream kitchen might have been right under your nose all along! 

Surprises are usually the last thing you’re looking for when doing renovations, but a grocer in New Zealand received a rather pleasant one earlier this week when he discovered a little piece of the past while refurbishing the exterior of his century-old store.

After one and a half seasons of living with his parents, Denver Broncos’ starting running back Phillip Lindsay is finally leaving the nest and giving homeownership a shot. All it took was a $1.725 million contract.

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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