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Cool Facts About Real Estate

The field of Real Estate isn't all contracts and showings. Well, that IS how we spend a majority of our time. But one of the things people love about real estate is knowing unique and interesting information about the home or property they're buying, selling or just living in. We all know someone who's first comment during a cocktail party is "Let me tell you about the history of this house." or "Do you know who lived here before I bought this place" or "This mark on the wall was made by a bayonet during the Civil War". Everyone loves to have something distinctive about their home.

Here are a few interesting facts about real estate we love to toss around the office:

*In Scotland, home owners paint their front door RED when they pay off the mortgage
*Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was a Great Depression era gangster who was loved by the general public. When he robbed banks, he would destroy mortgage documents which freed many citizens of their debts.
*In New York, it is a legal requirement for a seller to disclose if a property under inspections is believed to be haunted by ghosts.
*Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves.
*If you are tired of mowing your lawn, there are local farms that will rent out GOATS as an eco-friendly way to trim your grass.
*Original housewarming parties were literally - housewarming. Guests brought firewood and lit fires in all the fireplaces to ward off evil spirits.
*Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and still lives in the same house he bought in 1958. He paid $31,500 for the home.

Beth Dilley
Beth Dilley