Weekly Blend: You’ll never guess how much these properties sold for

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!


How much is too much to pay for a property in Los Angeles? The Manor, an airport-sized mega-mansion in Holmby Hills recently shattered price records in California when it closed for $119.75 million U.S..

Are you still searching for summer plans? Check out these cheap last-minute cabins for rent in Alberta.

You could always vacation like a first lady at this Martha’s Vineyard estate. The home where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis once spent her summers is on the market. The property includes ocean views, a tennis court, guest house, exercise studio, blueberry patch and more.

Eerie images of forgotten temples, decaying synagogues and crumbling churches are featured in Lawrence Joffe’s book Abandoned Sacred Places. You can see a preview of some of the haunting photographs here.

This eye-catching office outside Edinburgh, Scotland includes 36 bright red shipping containers arranged in a jumbled structure, reminiscent of a fallen Jenga tower.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Lois Lane’s penthouse from the 1978 Superman film. If a cub reporter can afford a penthouse with a terrace in New York City, maybe you can, too.

Attention history buffs! These picturesque villages were first settled several centuries ago, but some still call these historic towns home.

The Fresh Prince himself would be shocked to see the price tag on this Bel-Air rental. The lavish Airbnb-listed mansion will cost you more than $21,000 U.S. per night.

Get out your magnifying glass. Micro succulents are here, and they are adorable. The itty, bitty plants are real and easy to care for.

Take a walk down memory lane while scrolling through this ode to 1980s interior design. You will either love or be horrified by the photographs showcasing the top décor trends from the decade that brought us shoulder pads, spandex and parachute pants.

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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