35 Real Estate Facts That Will Blow Your Freaking Mind


photodune-4086059-amazed-man-xsIf 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. Enjoy!

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

Unsplash | Freakonomics via BiggerPockets

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

Know any interesting real estate facts? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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Seth Williams is a land investor and residential income property owner, with hundreds of closed transactions and nearly a decade of experience in the commercial real estate banking industry. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog that offers real world guidance for part-time real estate investors.

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  • Emily Baker says:

    Great stuff…thank you for sharing!! Wishing you more and more success.

  • Janet McCord says:

    Love these! Do you mind if we share on our social media page?

  • Nik says:

    Thanks for the great content!

  • Faylinn says:

    I’m not sure whether or not I would call the Japanese attacking and occupying parts of Alaska as a real estate fact. However, it sure is interesting to me and makes me wonder whether or not anyone lived on those islands. Do you know whether or not there were any people or houses that the Axis Powers were able to take control of there during WWII? Or, perhaps, whether or not they built houses themselves over there?

    • Seth Williams says:

      Hi Faylinn – I honestly have no idea, but it’s a good question. Perhaps you might be able to find some of this info on Wikipedia with a quick search?

  • Harry says:

    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.

  • Jordan says:

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

  • Caleb says:

    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 says:

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

  • Justin says:

    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 says:

      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. 🙂

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