Uncategorized October 27, 2014

11 Interesting Facts about Real Estate

11.  McDonalds is not only a massive food chain – it also owns one of the world's best real estate portfolios. Franchisees own the restaurant business and rent the buildings from the McDonald's Corporation – all over the world.


10.  Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, still lives in a house he bought for $31,500 in 1958.

9.  Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves. Several metals, including brass, copper, aluminum, iron, lead and silver are antimicrobial and they kill bacteria – brass being the most antimicrobial of them all.

8.  In Scotland, homeowners paint their front door red, when they pay off their mortgage.

7.  A Canadian man named Kyle Mcdonald conducted an experiment that started with a red paperclip and in only 14 online trades – traded up all the way to a free house. 

6.  Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was Depression-Era bank robber that was beloved by the public because when he robbed banks, he destroyed mortgage documents, which freed many citizens from their debts.

5.  Monopoly was originally invented to teach the players about the broken nature of Capitalism.

4.  India's richest person built a $1 Billion home. It has 27 habitable floors, including 6 parking floors for a capacity of up to 168 cars.

3.  In New York State, it is a legal requirement for a Seller to disclose if a property is believed to be haunted by ghosts.

2.  The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is so tall that you can watch the sun set from the base of the building, take an elevator to the top, and watch the same sun set all over again.

1.  Using prefabricated modules, some builders in China are able to build 30-story skyscapers in as little as 15 days!!!