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Real Estate Trivia

Posted by Bill Mann on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 5:37pm.

After you have taken a look at some of our property listings for Coastal Delaware real estate, we thought you might enjoy a little bit of real estate trivia – just for fun.

Question: What is the most expensive private residence ever built in the United States?

Answer: When it was built, Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, California cost over $30 million, which in today’s dollars is about $277,883,320.

Istana Nurul Iman palace - not real estate in Coastal DelawareQuestion: The world’s largest residential palace belongs to whom?

Answer: The Sultan of Brunei. The Istana Nurul Iman palace has 2,152,782 square feet, 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a 110-car garage.

Question: The United States Government paid $7.2 million for what piece of land?

Answer: The state of Alaska. In 1867 the United States bought Alaska from Russia.

Question: Where is the most expensive piece of property (per foot) ever recorded?

Answer: In central Tokyo, Japan. The Mediya Building was quoted at $248,000 per square foot.

Question: Where in America is the house that is considered to be the first with running water?

Answer: In Newport, RI. The John Heady house was built with an underground pipe from a nearby spring.

Question: Who is the world's largest landowner?

Answer: The United States Government, with a total of 728.8 million acres of land.

Question: What are the three most common toxins for which homes are tested?

Answer: Lead, asbestos, and mold. The toxins are tested by specialized inspectors as a regular part of real estate contracts.

Question: What is the location of the building with the largest windows in the world?

Answer: Paris, France. The Palace of Industry and Technology has three matching windows, each 715 feet high and 164 feet wide.

Question: In America where can you find the most expensive retail space for rent anywhere in the world?

Answer: New York City, NY. On Fifth Avenue some retail space rents at the rate of $580 per square foot.

Question: What famous American building is modeled after the palace of the Duke of Leinster in Ireland?

Answer: The White House in Washington, D.C.

Question: What amenity do forty eight percent of all homes in the new housing market have?

Answer: Forty eight percent of all newly-constructed homes now have 2 1/2 baths or more, up from 1985 when only 29% had more than 2 baths.

Question: Where in the United States will you find the largest concentration of million-dollar homes?

Answer: California. Some forty one percent of million dollar homes are located in California.

Question: Where is the world's tallest apartment block?

Answer: Chicago, IL. The 100-story John Hancock Center is 1,127 feet high and floors 44 through 92 are residential.

Question: What seventy-room mansion is known as a "Gilded Age cottage" and was built as a summer home?

Answer: The "Breakers" Mansion in Newport, RI.

Question: What hotel must be totally rebuilt every year?

Answer: The Ice Hotel in Sweden. Because it melts to the ground in May, it has to be rebuilt every year.

Question: Where is the largest castle in the world?

Answer: Prague, Czech Republic. The Prague Castle has a total surface area of eighteen acres.

Now you're prepared for Trivial Pursuit Real Estate Edition (no release date available). However, the professionals at Mann & Sons, Inc. REALTORS® are prepared to help you pursue a new home in Coastal Delaware. Give us a call!


Bill Mann
Broker Associate / Owner
Mann & Sons, Inc. REALTORS®
302.542.1696 Cell 302.227.9477 Office

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