Fair Swap: A Home for an iPhone 6?
October 8, 2014
A real estate listing in Detroit is posting an unusual offer: The home owner is willing to trade his two-story brick colonial for a new iPhone 6 or 32 GB iPad.
“It’s a real listing,” real estate agent Larry Else told FOX 2. “It sounds like he wants the premium version [iPhone 6 Plus], but I’m sure that he’s willing to negotiate.”
The 2,400-square foot house located on Detroit’s east side is described in the listing ad as an “investor special,” with three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a finished basement, and a two-car garage. Photos on the listing also shows the home is missing a back door and has broken shutters and shattered windows, CBS Detroit reports.
The home owner was originally seeking $5,000 for the house, and has since reduced the list price. After no takers for more than 120 days, the owner decided a buyer who was willing to trade an iPhone 6 for the home would suffice for the sale.
Of course, for buyers who don’t want to offer up an iPhone 6, they can still pay $3,000 for the home.
Source: “Detroit Home Owner Offers to Swap East Side ‘Investor Special’ for New iPhone 6,” CBS Detroit (Oct. 7, 2014) and “Man Willing to Swap Detroit Home for an iPhone 6,” TIME (Oct. 7, 2014)
Updated: July 30, 2021