Weekly Blend: Whatever floats your goat!

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!


You have goat to be kidding! Officials in Dorchester, New Brunswick, are seeking to separate a man from his beloved therapy goats after determining the animals didn’t meet the criteria of being a “household pet.”

This Airbnb listing has pushed the term “glamping” to its absolute limits. A Scottish man has refitted a 56-foot retired Royal Navy helicopter and converted it into an affordable, and surprisingly spacious vacation spot.

You can now have your very own hobbit home just steps away from your back door. No doorbells allowed, though; the ring would be too precious.

Hobbit homes not your thing? For those looking for a backyard getaway more in the realm of reality rather than fantasy, this list of unique shed conversion ideas should give you the inspiration you need.

Talk about difficult neighbours. Fort McMurray, Alberta, residents are on edge this week due to a significant increase of bear sightings in domestic areas.

Residents of a California neighbourhood received quite the fright when a hot-tempered hog stumbled onto the quiet evening streets and began charging unsuspecting bystanders.

Darn, we missed it! Sadly, the opportunity to own the former home of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has come and gone. The television icon recently sold her stunning Beverly Hills home for a whopping $15.5 million.

Next time you find yourself dealing with the inconvenient aftermath of your neighbourhood raccoon, just be thankful you’re not in Australia, where the pest problems can sometimes be a little more than just a hungry trash panda.

An Alberta man was the victim of possibly one of the strangest home invasions ever reported. When he saw an unknown individual leaving his home, he suspected the worst, but it turned out the intruder was motivated

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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