Weekly Blend: Try to wrap your head around this stolen item

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!


Police are left scratching their heads as to why anyone would steal a three-foot tall fiberglass statue of a head from the Haunted Mansion in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.

This bear barked up the wrong tree when it went after a New Jersey homeowner’s birdfeeder. That’s when Riley, the neighbour’s dog, sprung into action.

He may be an NBA champion, but since he’s not staying with the Toronto Raptors, Danny Green is already feeling targeted by Canadians. Green was robbed recently outside a Vancouver Airbnb.

A unicorn and T-rex walk into a brick house. While this may sound like the opening to a dad joke, it’s actually a marketing gimmick used by a REALTOR® in Kentucky to sell her home.

Disco balls are a thing again. The once-staple to every dance floor in the 1970s is turning into a must-have décor piece for your home. So long as bell bottoms never make a comeback.

Some of Kanye West’s ideas are out of this world (is he really going to run for President of the United States in 2024?) but the rap mogul’s latest plans involve building Star Wars-inspired homes for the homeless.

This Rhode Island man purchased the home that became the basis for the horror flick The Conjuring, and yet he still wonders why doors open and close for no reason, or why a black mist blanketed one of the rooms.

For those less daring, but who still want to own a piece of Hollywood history, may I suggest placing a bid on the home that inspired Gone with the Wind? Frankly, my dear, I think it’s going to fetch a pretty penny.

The “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” also brings with it some of the greatest window art. Check out some of these window designs seen around the Calgary Stampede this year.

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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