Who would’ve thought?
1. The White House in the United States costs around $110 million USD.
2. The current president of the U.S., Donald Trump, has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times for his investment properties.
3. In 2007, the late Leona Helmsley, an American businesswoman known for her flamboyant personality and her tyrannical behaviour, thus earning her the nickname the “Queen of Mean”, left $12 million to her dog, Trouble.
4. According to the 2011 Census for Australia, 67% of Australian households own their houses or are purchasing it through a mortgage. The rest are tenants.
5. In Scotland, homeowners paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage.
6. During the Great Depression in the U.S., gangster Charles Arthur Floyd, aka “Pretty Boy Floyd”, was viewed positively by the general public. Dubbed as the Robin Hood of Cookson Hills, he robbed banks and would destroy mortgage documents which freed people from their debts.
7. The popular board game Monopoly was originally designed to teach players about the broken nature of Capitalism.
8. The Great Australian Dream embodies a massive house with extra bedrooms, a media room, a study room, and a family room. Australia’s houses are considered to be one of the biggest in the world.
9. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, rent prices will increase more than the original cost of owning a home in 20 years.
10. By using ready-made modules, some builders in China can build a 30-story skyscraper in just 15 days.