Weekly Blend: Turkey takeover

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!

Residents of Mill Bay, British Columbia are reporting that a flock of rogue turkeys has taken over their town. Little is known about their intentions, but we assume they plan on making themselves scarce before they end up on a plate for Christmas dinner.

Situated deep in the Pacific wilderness, this stunning mansion is a nature lover’s dream, with glass walls and an open concept layout allowing you to take in British Columbia’s natural beauty in all its glory.

Christmas is always a major occasion at Windsor Castle, but this year, the Royal Family is mixing up the festivities with decorative stylings ripped straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.

With most of the country already feeling winter’s wrath, now’s the time to make sure your home is prepared. Check out this great article by handy man, Mike Holmes, for everything you need to know to keep Jack Frost at bay.   

Former Ottawa Senator and Chicago Blackhawks star, Marian Hossa, has just listed his downtown Chicago condo for a cool $3.5 million. Take a peek behind the curtains of this 4,000-square-foot masterpiece.  

There’s a fine line between tacky and tasteful when it comes to holiday decorations. This list of 10 tacky decorations, including a particularly horrendous Santa toilet seat cover, will make your ugly Christmas sweater look like fine art.

Can you imagine having a massive ship buried in your backyard? That’s exactly what a Norwegian farmer found when a radar revealed a 55-foot-long Viking Age long ship lurking beneath his fields.

The Swiss are known for their ingenuity, and for good reason. You won’t need any convincing after you see these clever cat ladders that adorn the sides of homes across the country.

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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