How Many Almonds Would It Take To Buy A Home? (The Answer’s Nutty!)
We know… it’s not easy saving for a home, in fact, it’s somewhat nutty what a down payment can look like with home prices in the most expensive areas today.
Because we *are* a little nutty, and because our partners over at The Nut Job 2 thought it might be cool, we thought it would be great to see how many almonds would be the equivalent of the average U.S. home price, and compare that to other nice things to have – and horrible things to avoid!
We’re not ones to tease, so the actual answer to “how many almond nuts would it take to buy a house?” is over 37,000,000. Yes… that’s 37 MILLION! And that’s a lot of nuts, whichever way you measure nuttiness!
To put it in perspective, the weight of that pile o’ nuts is approximately 100,000 pounds, or about 25 times the weight of your average American car.
As if that wasn’t enough with the nuts, we also researched the weight of Jaws (or at least the average Great White Shark) and were stunned to find out that our nuts were the equivalent of 50 of those toothy beasts.
Whether you’re a nutaholic, a little nutty, or plan to see The Nut Job 2 with your kids this weekend, we hope you’re well on your way to saving the ‘nut’ for your home down payment, and that we can help you find that home on Homes.com!
- Average listing price from Homes.com for sale inventory as of 8/8/17 (excl. foreclosures / land)
- Price of almonds: http://www.nidatrading.com/specials.pdf
- Weight of almonds: http://convert-to.com/594/almonds-amounts-measures-and-nutritional-facts-table-for-almonds.html
- Weight of average US car: http://business.time.com/2012/08/17/losing-weight-is-a-hot-trend-in-the-auto-industry/
- Weight of great white shark: http://www.whalefacts.org/great-white-shark-facts/