This east side house in Detroit is definitely for sale. But after months and months on the market and a few price drops, the homeowner isn’t after your money.
“It’s a real listing,” said realtor Larry Else. “My client is overseas and he told me he would be willing to trade the properly for an iPhone 6. It sounds to me like he wants the (iPhone 6+) version, but I think he’s willing to negotiate.”
The seller will even swap the house for a 32-gigabyte iPad.
The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom brick colonial on Britain and Laing is a real fixer-upper. But it does have “gems” as Zillow.com mentions, including a finished basement, a plush garden and city views from the upper deck.
The bungalow was listed for $5,000 but recently dropped to $3,000 or the latest and greatest in Apple technology.
“It needs to be torn down,” said Ameir Walker, who lives nearby. Not everyone agrees.
“I work on houses, so I would love to have it for that,” said Jamal Kemp. “It doesn’t take a lot of money to fix these houses back up. I would (be willing to buy it).”
There is one tiny little catch, the buyer will have to pay back taxes of $6,000 and counting. Like most things in life, that too is negotiable.
“We’d be willing to do a deal,” Else said. “They would be able to get it on quick claim but eventually they would have to pay the back taxes. He might be willing to take anything maybe an Android.”
This deal won’t last forever; the realtor says this house will stay on the market until Wayne County forecloses on the property which could happen in the next year.