Weekly Blend: Turn that home upside down!

We’re living in unprecedented times. The spread of COVID-19 is affecting the world now and will have long-term effects we can’t foresee just yet.

With that weighing heavy on the minds of millions of people, it’s important to step away from the news of the world every now and then, even if it’s just for a couple minutes.

This edition of the Weekly Blend is designed to, hopefully, help you crack a smile and remind you about the wacky side of the real estate world.

Enjoy the read!

This home in South Africa gives new meaning to the term flipping a house. Sneaking out through the second-floor window is a lot easier when the whole house is turned upside down! Check out this topsy-turvy, head-turning home if you want your jaw to hit the floor… er, ceiling.

When it comes to selling a $1-million home, this REALTOR® in Houston is sure using the force. He listed the home with Star Wars-themed pictures, proving the old adage true when it comes to selling a house: do or do not, there is no try.

When you think warehouses, you probably think big, open spaces and a lot of boxes. Do hammocks come to mind? Floating beds? How about skylights? Check out this renovated living space.

So, you want to buy the mansion where The Godfather was filmed? You better not go to the owner’s house on the day his daughter is to be married and ask for a price drop from the $125-million asking price.

If you want to build a home like this beach house in Nova Scotia, you’re going to need a bigger recycling bin—much bigger. This eco-friendly house was made out of 612,000 recycled bottles.

You’re stuck at home and need to spice it up? Turn the floor into lava! No, not literally. Remember the childhood game that had us hopping from furniture to tables in order to avoid getting fiery feet? It’s now a game powered by an app using augmented realty!

I can’t think of a better place to hunker down than in this Quebec mansion, nestled away in the wilderness. It even has its own waterfall!

Yes, we’re stuck inside for the beginning of spring, but if you need a gardening fix, take a virtual tour through some of the world’s finest flower collections.

New England Patriots fans were left reeling this week following the announcement their beloved star quarterback Tom Brady was shipping out of Boston. Now his $33.9-million mansion is on the market.

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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