Weekly Blend: You’ll love the ‘lil yellow house’ and this rapping REALTOR®

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!

Flooding has hit the National Capital Region hard this year, but one homeowner isn’t letting the water in his living room dampen his spirits. He has even taken up a new hobby: indoor fishing. Sunscreen and bug spray not applicable.

Have you read the bestsellers Take All My Time and Tell Me Lies or Gone with the Appraisal? Check out these hilarious book titles made up by real estate agents.

Prepare to hear this tune in the clubs very soon. Arty Basinski, a REALTOR® from Toronto, created a rap music video to promote a “Lil Yellow House.” It’s nice and cozy, check out the listing if you feel a bit nosy.

That’s one way to make sure you have an income after your primetime network TV series wraps up. “Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco is selling her California villa for a pretty penny.

Most people will do anything to stay out of jail, but these Canadian bands can’t wait to rock the Big House. The Trews, Tom Cochrane and the Headstones are co-headlining the first-ever concert inside Kingston Penitentiary.

The Straw Bale House in Mississauga is on the market for $2.7 million. We have one major question: will it protect you from a huffing and puffing big bad wolf?

Summer is fast approaching, meaning you’ll be unwinding in your backyard oasis in no time. But what if your oasis is cramped? Here are some tips that will make your small outdoor space seem bigger.

You know what’s coming faster than summer? Mother’s Day. You live a busy life as a real estate professional, so we won’t tell mom on you for putting off getting a gift. In case you need ideas, here are some home-inspired Mother’s Day gifts.

The inferno that destroyed the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was devastating, but out of the ashes rises a breathtaking concept to rebuild the structure using glass, wood and trees.

Along the coastline of Miami lies the super-exclusive “Billionaire Bunker” island. Its mansions are, quite frankly, jaw-dropping and one of them is on the market now for $24 million.

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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