Unbelievable Real Estate Facts
~In the US, there are FIVE TIMES as many vacant houses as there are homeless people.
~Utah has been giving free homes to the homeless since 2005.
~Donald Trump has filed for bankruptcy four times.
~The Seattle Kingdome was so expensive it wasn’t paid off until 2015 – a full 15 years after it was demolished.
~The owners of the World Trade Center scheduled a meeting for September 11, 2001 on the 88th floor of Tower One to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. The meeting was ultimately cancelled due to a member not being able to attend sparing all of their lives.
~The famous Las Vegas strip is mostly located in a city known as Paradise, Nevada.
~There is enough water in Lake Superior to flood all of North and South America to a depth of one foot.
~In Scotland, homeowners paint their front doors red when they pay off their mortgages.
~Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was a Great Depression bank robber. While robbing banks, he would destroy mortgage documents, freeing hundreds of people of their debts giving him a good name with the public.
~Vermont, Hawaii, Alaska and Maine have all banned outdoor advertising billboards.
~Warren Buffett, having a net worth of over $71 billion in 2016, still lives in the home he purchased in 1958 for $31,500.
~In 2009, there were more home foreclosures in the United States than there were marriages.
~In New York, it is a legal requirement for a seller to disclose if a property under inspection is believed to be haunted by ghosts.
~Using prefabricated modules, builders in China are able to build 30-story skyscrapers in as little as 15 days.
~When Apple was building a new data server in North Carolina, they paid a couple $1.7million for 1 acre of land. The couple had purchased the land 34 years earlier for $6,000.
~Aspen, Colorado is known for large real estate price tags, but the market has gotten so inflated, the cheapest sale in 2011 was a mobile home for $559,000.
~The Mall of America is owned by a Canadian real estate company.
More Incredible Facts
~Facebook Addiction Disorder is a real mental disorder identified by psychologists.
~When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
~If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.
~A snail can sleep for more than three years at a time.
~Four out of five people over the age of 100 are women.
~The first engines put into Ford vehicles were made by Dodge.
~Cows have the ability to walk up stairs, but are unable to walk down stairs.
~In 1995, the winner of the $1million Monopoly game piece at McDonald’s donated the money anonymously to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
~A drug testing expert for the Massachusetts police department was high on cocaine nearly every day while at work, calling into question almost 30,000 criminal drug cases she has processed over the course of her eight year employment.
~In 2012, a man in Oregon was jailed and fined $1,500 for collecting rainwater because it is considered “property of the state.”
~The coldest temperature ever reported in Singapore was 66°F in January, 1934.
~Alexander Graham Bell invented the metal detector in an attempt to locate a bullet lodged in the body of President Garfield in 1881.
~Putting sugar on a cut or wound reduces pain and speeds up the healing process.
~Apples are proven to wake you up better than coffee.
~The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the others. This is because some of the water that evaporates from the Atlantic is carried by the wind to the other oceans. Because of this, the Atlantic is constantly losing fresh water leaving the salt behind.
~In 1893, New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote.
~Dim lights reduce your appetite.