If you're looking for some crazy real estate trivia, you've come to the right place.

In this blog post, I'm going to share a GIANT COLLECTION of real estate facts I compiled this past year for a few various guest articles I wrote for Inman and The Lighter Side of Real Estate.

These interesting 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.


1. McDonald's, a Real Estate Giant

McDonalds real estate

Flickr | Seeking Alpha

2. Sounds Like a Good Deal, I'll Take It

1. White House value

Flickr | Huffington Post via LighterSideofRealEstate

3. An Embarrassment of Riches

4. Homeless

Unsplash | Truthdig via LighterSideofRealEstate

4. Utah's Anti-Homelessness Strategy

10. Utah Homes

Flickr | Reddit via LighterSideofRealEstate

5. Billions, and Billions, and Billions…

5. Donald Trump

Flickr | Forbes  via LighterSideofRealEstate

6. Kingdome Come

Seattle Kingdome

Flickr | Fortune

7. A Timely Foreshadowing

World Trade Center

Flickr | Reddit

8. The Great Pyramids… of Cairo


Wikipedia via Inman

9. Major Trouble

3. Leona Helmsley

Flickr | Business Insider via LighterSideofRealEstate

10. Nördlingen, the Crater City


Imgur | Reddit Wikipedia via Inman

11. The One Red Paper Clip

one red paperclipFlickr | OneRedPaperClip

12. Paradise, Las Vegas

las vegas strip paradise

Unsplash | Wikipedia

13. Alaska, The Last Frontier

2. Alaska

Unsplash | World Atlas via LighterSideofRealEstate

14. Lake Superior Flooding

Lake Superior

Unsplash | UMKC via Inman

15. Red Door Homes

scotland red door mortgage

SINA Architectural Design

16. Anti-Bacterial Doorknobs

brass door knobs

Flickr | Wikipedia | Houselogic

17. Pretty Boy Floyd

Charles Floyd

Flickr | Wikipedia

18. “Colored” Bathrooms

pentagon racial segregation laws

Snopes via Inman

19. Lunar Real Estate


Flickr | LunarLand via Inman

20. Japanese Houses

japan homes depreciation

Unsplash | Freakonomics via BiggerPockets

21. The Great Outdoors


Unsplash | Wikipedia via Inman

22. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Flickr | Gizmodo

23. Prefabbed Buildings

China Skyscrapers

Flickr | Cnet

24. Late-Stage Capitalism


Flickr | WashingtonCityPaper

25. The $1 Billion Home


Flickr | HomesOfTheRich

26. Casa Buffett

Warren Buffett's house

Flickr | Wikipedia | HuffingtonPost

27. Orlando's Explosive Past

WW2 bomb range orlando florida

Flickr | USAToday30 via Inman

28. The School for Gifted Youngsters

11. Canadian Mansion

Wikimedia | Wikipedia

29. Professional Annoying Neighbor(s)

12. Spite Houses

Flickr | Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

30. Empire State of Mind

1945 empire state building crash

Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

31. Till Foreclosure Do Us Part

more foreclosures than marriages

Unsplash | CDC via LighterSideofRealEstate

32. Land Investing Works

8. Apple

Unsplash | Gizmodo via LighterSideofRealEstate

33. The Chrysler Building's Infamous Spire

6. Chrysler Building

Flickr | Wikipedia via LighterSideofRealEstate

34. The Old Great Pyramids of Giza


Flickr | Wikipedia via Inman

35. Capsule Homes, Anyone?

home size in developing countries

Flickr | Compassion via Inman

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