Real Estate Fact: Skyscraper built in 15 Days!

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Real Estate Fact: Builders in China can erect a thirty-story skyscraper in just fifteen days!

Expanded Fact: cnet.com reports that a Chinese company, Broad Group, erected a thirty-story skyscraper hotel in just 15 days in January of 2013. The company accomplished some of their time savings by using pre-fabricated sections of the building and shipping them in for assembly on site. Zhang Yue, the man behind the project, claims that the super-fast build saved not just time and money, but saved resources and reduced waste. The company also claims the building is rated for a 9.0 level earthquake. Quite an accomplishment for 15 days!

Fun Fact: Here’s a link to the video of the 15 days of building!

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Real Estate Fact: Watch the Sunset Twice on the Same Day from the Same Building!

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Real Estate Fact: The Burj Khalifa is a building so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base of the building, then take an elevator to the top and watch a second sunset!

Expanded Fact: The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest skyscraper in the world, located in Dubai.

It has over 160 stories, with residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, and has the tallest elevator service in the world and the highest outdoor observation deck on earth. The building was designed to exceed multiple world records for building and free-standing structure heights.

Fun Fact: The building design was partly taken from the structure of the Hymenocallis, or desert spider-lily flower.

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Real Estate Fact: Ghost Disclosures

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Real Estate Fact: In New York state, it is a requirement that sellers disclose if a home is thought to be haunted.

Expanded Fact: This requirement stems from legal action in Stambovsky v. Ackley, according to Wikipedia. In the suit, the seller had told a national magazine and had made money from tours and other actions involving claims that her Nyack house was haunted. The buyer, from New York City, was unaware of the haunting claims until after giving the seller a down payment. He sued to get out of the sale. Since haunting wasn’t detectable by normal home inspection, the court decided the seller had the obligation to disclose the information. The buyer won the suit, changing disclosure rules for haunted homes in New York state. The haunting was disclosed to the next buyer.

Fun Fact: Paranormal investigators later claimed that the ghost in the Nyack home in the story above told them he had stopped haunting the house because it wasn’t as much fun after the seller had moved!

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Real Estate Fact: Billion Dollar Home

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Real Estate Fact: India’s wealthiest citizen built a billion dollar home. Billion, with a “B”!

Expanded Fact: Mukesh Ambani, India’s wealthiest man and head of Reliance Industries, built a billion dollar home for himself and his family. Actually, according to Forbes.com, the cost was closer to two billion. This 27 story home was built on top of 6 floors of parking garage and includes a lobby, ballroom, pool, yoga studio and several gardens. Also included is a lounge for visitors’ bodyguards to relax during their employers’ visits to the highrise home. On the practical side, Indian contractors and products received preference during the build, and both regular and hanging hydroponic gardens are used as energy-saving devices to absorb sunlight and make the building more eco-friendly.

Fun Fact: Included in this amazing home is a snow room. Yes, you read it right, a super-cooled room with real snow flurries!

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Real Estate Fact: Game of Monopoly was More Fun

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Fact: That family game night favorite, Monopoly, was originally supposed to teach players how broken capitalism really was.

Expanded Fact: On the Henry George Institute website, Edward Dodson has a great article about how the game Monopoly was originally a game called “The Landlord’s Game” that was supposed to teach principals of social and economic justice. It was created by a young woman named Elizabeth Magie, an ardent fan of the single tax proposal by philosopher Henry George. Ms. Magie patented her game in 1904. She went on to sell the rights to her game to Hasbro, so they could turn it into “Monopoly”, on the condition that they continue to sell “The Landlord’s Game” as well. It didn’t sell, but Hasbro did make the alternate rules available if you wrote in for them.

Fun Fact: The original game and rules for “The Landlord’s Game” are now available online.

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