10 Mind Blowing Real Estate Facts To Entertain Your Brain

10 Mind Blowing Real Estate Facts To Entertain Your Brain

10 Mind-Blowing Real Estate Facts to Entertain Your Brain

Written by  by Seth Williams for www.lightersideofrealestate.comPublished in Did You Know?Tuesday, 04 August 2015 17:48

1. The White House has been valued at $110 millon.

2. Alaska is simultaneously the nothernmost, westernmost and easten most state in the United States.

3. In 2007, hotelier and real Estate magnate, Leona Helmsley left $12 million in her will to her dog, Trouble.

4. In the United States, there are 5 times as many vacant houses as there are homeless people.

5. Donald Trump has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times.

6. In a competition to build the world's tallest building, the architect of the Chrysler Building secretly built it with a 125 ft long spire inside. When his competitor's building was complted, the spire was pushed up through the building makking it taller by 119 feet.

7. In 1945, a B-25 bomber pilot crashed into the Empire State Building. The impact snapped the cable of the building's elevator shaft. By the time the carriage reached the bottom, athousand feet of cable had piled up beneath it acting like a springwhich allowed the lone occupant in the car to escape injured but alive.

8. When Apple was building a new data server in North Carolina, they paid one elderly couple $1.7 million for one acre of land. The couple had purchased the property 34 years earlier for $6,000.

9.In 2009, there were more foreclosures in the United States than there were marriages.

10. Utah has been giving free homes to the homeless since 2005, which has cut chronic homelessness by 74%.

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