Weekly Blend: Work-from-home blunders to avoid

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!

Calling all witches and wizards! A new virtual Harry Potter escape room lets you test your Hogwarts-based knowledge without leaving the comfort of your muggle home.

Welcome to the wild, wild, west! This mansion for sale in Alberta is perfect for cowboys looking to escape city life. In fact, the ranch boasts so much property; it would take you months to explore it all. 

Would you give up your smartphone forever if it meant you never had to clean again? According to this study, 19% of Americans would forgo using their phones if it meant their home would be instantly clean.

If cleaning doesn’t bother you, try these DIY projects you can do at home without buying anything new.

In the market for a new home? Think outside the box. The Roundhouse in rural England has a circular layout, complete was a semi-circle brick courtyard tucked into the middle.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls—this $8.75 million Quebec mansion comes with its very own.

For some, their homes are now also their offices. Rambunctious toddlers, questionable wall art and nosey pets are just some of the work-from-home blunders you should try to avoid.

Sarah Doktor brings her experience as a small-town journalist and national online editor to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Sarah helps facilitate conversations between CREA and our members, boards, associations and the public via our online communities. She also helps coordinate the content presented to you here on the CREA Café. In her spare time, Sarah can be found at the gym, running on a trail or watching Netflix with her cat, Libby.


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