10. Hotelier, as well as real estate magnate Leona Helmsley, left $12 million to her dog Trouble.

9. When the computer company Apple was building a data server in North Carolina, they paid an elderly couple $1.7 million for an acre of land which they originally purchased for $6,000 34 years ago.

8. The United States had more foreclosures in 2009 than in 2008 due to the housing bubble.

7. The richest person in India built his home for $1USD billion. It has 27 floors and parking floors that can fit in 168 cars.

6. Builders in China used prefabricated modules so that they could build a 30-story building in as little as 15 days.

5. The value of the White House is estimated at $110 million.

4.  Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world but he lives in a house that he paid for $31,500 in 1958.

3. There are five times as many vacant houses in the United States than there are homeless.

2. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is so tall that you can watch the sunset twice. From the ground, take the elevator to the top of the building and watch the sunset all over again.

1. McDonald’s is a business not focused on burger-flipping but on its real estate properties. In fact, founder Ray Kroc and his company have the best real estate portfolio in the world as it owns the most expensive street corners all over the world.

Source:  We Buy Houses

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