Weekly Blend: Want to be neighbours with the Royal Family?

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!


Ed Helms’ Hangover character once asked, “What do tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze?” Probably not about being abandoned in a vacant Houston home. Too bad this large kitty’s new home isn’t a savanna; it’s Cleveland.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson won Mother’s Day last weekend. What’s better than a bouquet of flowers or a day at the spa? Oh, you know, just buying mom a brand new house.

Do you ever wonder what happened to those extravagant homes built on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition?” This one in Kentucky is approaching its 10th anniversary and is still described as “one of the best-built homes (in the area).”

Living beside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would be a royal treat! Who knows, maybe you could babysit little Archie. A house within walking distance of where the royal couple live is on the market for £1.25 million.

Preparation is the key to success. If you’re constantly relocating, owning these six essential packing materials might save you a lot of moving day stress.

Nature’s chandelier is coming to a forest near you. This glimmering, rainwater-collecting, spiderweb-looking sculpture hangs among the trees and can reach 800 pounds when filled up.

From a bonus Bentley to signed underwear, some of America’s mega-mansions come with weird perks and add-ons.

A man’s home is his castle… unless it’s not. Not to worry, you can always build a castle on top of your house if you’re not feeling regal enough, just like this Edmonton homeowner. There’s even a throne room and real cannons on the roof! Perfect for thwarting off any incoming dragons.

Speaking of thrones, HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” comes to an end this weekend. If you’re hosting a viewing party, you won’t want to miss out on these Westeros-themed décor items.

Let’s taco ‘bout this absurdo idea. Fast food giant Taco Bell is opening a hotel and resort in Palm Springs, California. Meanwhile, Canadians are still holding out hope for a Tim Hortons tourist trap.

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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