Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves. It’s called the oligodynamic effect: the ions in the metal have a toxic effect on spores, fungi, viruses, and other germs.

It is a legal requirement in New York for a property seller to disclose if the property a client is inspecting is believed to be haunted by ghosts.

The word mortgage is a French Law term meaning “death pledge”, meaning that the pledge ends or “dies” when either the obligation is fulfilled or the property is taken through foreclosure.

McDonald’s is not a burger flipping restaurant chain; it is one of the world’s best real estate portfolios.  Franchisees cook the burgers and McDonald’s gets paid handsomely for owning the best commercial real estate all over the world.

Home is where the heart (and equity) is: 61.4% of the average American family’s net worth is in home equity, in contrast, Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and still lives in the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500.

The original housewarming party was — literally — a housewarming. Guests brought firewood as gifts and lit fires in all the fireplaces in the home. Obviously this warmed up the place for the family, but it was also believed to ward off evil spirits. Uninhabited homes were thought to attract roaming ghosts, so a new home would have to be rid of that bad energy before it could become a happy abode.

A red front door has symbolized many things — the ancient Hebrews believed it would protect firstborn children from the angel of death, in the early days of America it meant the home was a safe place for travelers to stop for the night, according to Feng Shui a red front door invites positive energy into a home and in Scotland a homeowner paints their door red once they pay off their mortgage.

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