Unreal Estate: The dinosaur next door

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But first: Haven’t you ever fantasized about having your own pet dinosaur? That’s what one enterprising Canadian is betting on. Curbed reports that in exchange for housing in Vancouver, B.C., a Craigslist advertiser is offering to be a landlord or landlady’s "personal dinosaur for one year." Can’t decide whether you’d rather have a Tyrannosaurus rex or Velociraptor? No problem. The type of dinosaur — i.e., the style of dino suit the wearer will don for a year — is negotiable.

Actually, enterprising Canadians dominate the weird real estate news this week. According to the Vancouver Sun, since real estate prices in British Columbia have held steady while those across the border in the U.S. have plummeted, it’s created a niche market. Seizing the opportunity to reduce operational expenses, members of Vietnamese pot-growing gangs are reportedly migrating to the U.S. to cash in on cheaper grow-house costs.