Real Estate Statistics

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Real Estate Statistics

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Here is a collection of some of the most interesting real estate statistics and fun facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. These posts cover both the real estate industry and individual companies.

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Real Estate Fun Facts

  1. The most expensive home ever sold was a $238 million penthouse in New York City in 2019.
  2. The smallest house in the world is located in Warsaw, Poland, and is just 3 feet wide.
  3. The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 2,717 feet tall.
  4. The oldest house in the world is located in the city of Jericho in the West Bank and dates back to around 8000 BCE.
  5. The largest house in the United States is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, which has over 178,000 square feet of living space.
  6. The most expensive city in the world for real estate is currently Hong Kong, with an average home price of over $1 million.
  7. The world’s first real estate agent was a man named William H. Brown, who opened his agency in Norwich, England in 1890.
  8. The world’s first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, which was completed in 1885 and stood at 10 stories tall.
  9. The most expensive office building in the world is One World Trade Center in New York City, which cost $3.9 billion to build.
  10. The real estate market in the United States is worth over $30 trillion, making it the largest asset class in the country.

Specific Real Estate Company Statistics Pages

Stat posts here are added, edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!