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35 Real Estate Facts That Will Blow Your Freaking Mind

photodune-4086059-amazed-man-xsI’m working on something big right now.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been diving into the initial phases of what I hope will be the next giant leap forward for the REtipster Blog.

This little “Classified Project” has been consuming a ton of my time and as a result, you’re probably going to see fewer blog posts than normal in the month of May 2015. But don’t worry, I’m still here! I’m just plugging away at something behind the scenes – and I should have more details for you in the next month or two.

In the meantime, I don’t want to leave you all hanging (I know there are at least a couple of folks who check this blog every week for updates), so to keep both of you entertained, I wanted to share a GIANT COLLECTION of 35 real estate facts that I compiled this past year for a few various guest posts I did for Inman and The Lighter Side of Real Estate.

These interesting little tidbits were a lot of fun to put together, and they ended up being quite the hit on social media – so in case you missed these original posts when they first hit the scene, hopefully you’ll get a kick out of them right here, right now. Enjoy!

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McDonalds

Flickr | Seeking Alpha via Inman

1. White House

Flickr | Huffington Post via LighterSideofRealEstate

4. Homeless

Unsplash | Truthdig via LighterSideofRealEstate

10. Utah Homes

Flickr | Reddit via LighterSideofRealEstate

5. Donald Trump

Flickr | Forbes  via LighterSideofRealEstate

The Seattle Kingdome was so expensive

Flickr | Fortune

World Trade Center

Flickr | Reddit

Egyptian-Pyramids

Wikipedia via Inman

3. Leona

Flickr | Business Insider via LighterSideofRealEstate

Theres-a-Bavarian-town-built-in-a-14

Imgur | Reddit Wikipedia via Inman

One-Red-PaperclipFlickr | OneRedPaperClip via Inman

Las Vegas Paradise

Flickr | LasVegasNevada | Wikipedia

2. Alaska

Unsplash | World Atlas via LighterSideofRealEstate

Lake-Suprerior

Unsplash | UMKC via Inman

In-Scotland

Flickr | LifestyleProperties via Inman

Brass-Door-Knobs

Flickr | Wikipedia | Houselogic via Inman

Charles-Floyd

Flickr | Wikipedia via Inman

Pentagon

Flickr | Snopes via Inman

Moon-Land

Flickr | LunarLand via Inman

Alaska-WWII

Flickr | Wikipedia via Inman

Billboards

Unsplash | Wikipedia via Inman

Burj-Khalifa

Flickr | Gizmodo via Inman

China-Skyscrapers

Flickr | Cnet via Inman

 

Monopoly

Flickr | WashingtonCityPaper via Inman

Antilla

Flickr | HomesOfTheRich via Inman

Warren-Buffett

Flickr | Wikipedia | HuffingtonPost via Inman

Bomb-Range

Flickr | USAToday30 via Inman

11. Canadian Mansion

Wikimedia | Reuters via LighterSideofRealEstate

12. Spite Houses

Flickr | Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

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Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

9. Foreclosures vs. Marriages

Flickr | CNN | CDC via LighterSideofRealEstate

8. Apple

Unsplash | Gizmodo via LighterSideofRealEstate

6. Chrysler Building

Flickr | Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

Ancient-Pyramids

Flickr | Wikipedia via Inman

home-size

Flickr | Compassion via Inman

Do you know any interesting real estate facts? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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  • Justin May 4, 2015, 10:07 pm

    Fun list of facts. The statement about Alaska being the easternmost state had me stumped. To save others the trouble, I found this explanation:

    “Fascinatingly, Alaska is the state that is farthest north, east, and west while Hawaii is farthest south. The reason that Alaska is farthest east and west is due to the fact that the Aleutian Islands cross the 180° meridian of longitude, placing some of the islands actually in the Eastern Hemisphere and thus degrees east of Greenwich (and the Prime Meridian).”
    http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqznewsstates.htm

    Looking forward to the giant leap forward you mention.

    • Seth Williams May 4, 2015, 10:37 pm

      Thanks Justin! Good explanation. It took me a while to figure out how that Alaska fact was possible, but in the end, it made sense to me.

      I’ll keep you posted on the giant leap forward. 🙂

  • Caleb May 6, 2015, 10:42 am

    Wow, some of the facts are crazy. I don’t blame homeowners in Scotland for painting their door red after paying off their mortgage. I would want to scream that from the rooftops too. It is awesome that Utah has been giving free homes to the homeless. I would like to know how that process works.

    • Seth Williams May 6, 2015, 1:11 pm

      I know, right? I am totally painting all of my doors read when their mortgages are paid off!

  • Jordan May 11, 2015, 9:22 am

    Amazing facts here! I wonder if Donald Trump would be as popular if that fact was more common knowledge? Thanks for sharing!

  • Harry May 13, 2015, 11:38 pm

    I’m excited to find out more about the “giant leap forward”! I have a hunch of what it could be…let me know if you need a beta tester or a second set of eyes 🙂

    Your blog has been a MAJOR help in getting me started on real estate investing and I wanted to say thanks for the amazing content. I just mailed out the closing documents on my first sale and I am psyched to get more deals going. Thanks again Seth, you rock.

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