A homeowner in Detroit wants to trade his property for a new iPhone after he failed to find a buyer for his run-down house currently listed for 3,000 dollars, a local TV station reported Tuesday.
The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom colonial house in Detroit’s east side had been originally listed for 5,000 dollars.
The house is a victim of the economic dive taken by Detroit, once the thriving heart of the global car industry and now home to an estimated 78,000 abandoned buildings.
It wasn’t long before the house owner decided to simply settle for the latest Apple gadget.
“It’s a real listing,” real estate agent Larry Else told local channel Fox 2. “My client, he is from overseas, and he told me he would be willing to trade the property for an iPhone 6 … It sounds to me like he wants the premium version, but I’m sure he’s willing to negotiate.”
In fact, the owner would be up for trading the house even for a 32-gigabyte iPad.
While the swap might seem like a bargain, the new owner would also have to pay 6,000 dollars in back taxes.
Currently, an Apple 6 Plus costs between 749 and 949 dollars – without a contract with a carrier, and depending on storage capacity.
The Michigan city, which filed for bankruptcy in 2013, has suffered a long decline along with the Big Three US automakers, coupled with racial strife, suburban flight, mismanagement and corruption.
Motor City’s population has dropped below 700,000 from a peak of 2 million in the early 1950s.