January 4th is National Trivia Day! Why not use this opportunity to learn some interesting homeowner trivia facts. These facts will not only help you in the home buying process, but you also never know when you will need a random homeowner trivia fact to bring up in conversation or while playing a competitive game of trivia. Which homeowner trivia fact is the most surprising to you? 

  • According to Zillow, homes that have a front door that is either black or gray, can increase the home’s valye by at least $6,271.
  • As a homeowner in New York, you must disclose if you believe any ghosts inhabit or visit the home when selling the home. This process is named “Ghostbuster’s Ruling.”
  • In the United States, the average home measures around 2,400 square feet.
  • Housewarming parties are an old tradition that was initially created to warm up the new home. The new homeowners would invite guests over to warm up their new home and they would often bring firewood as a gift for the new fireplace.
  • 85% of Gen Zer’s plan to own their first home by the age of 35.
  • More than two thirds of homeowners would pass up the perfect home if it wasn’t a good fit for their dog accoring to realtor.com.
  • In the United States, the average american home has over 300,000 items in it.
  • The average homeowner will move up to 12 times in their life and on average will own 3 homes in their life.
  • Video tours and virtual showings are now one of the most common ways to view a new home. Video tours make up one third of all home showings.
  • Scotland homeowners paint their front door red in order to symbolize that they have paid off their home mortgage.
  • According to Zillow, 36% of homeowners say that their biggest home buying regret is the unexpected repairs and maitenance that comes up.“
  • In the year 2020, there were the most first-time home buyers ever in history at 2.38 million.
  • The average age for a first-time homebuyer is 36 years old.
  • The term mortgage is a French word that indirectly translates to “death pledge.” They use this term to symbolize that when the pledge dies the home mortgage debt is fully paid.