October 8, 2014
Detroit is now a third world country. Actually, you would have a hard time finding any other third world zone where the citizenry would be willing to trade their house for an iPhone.
This is what Blacks do to property value.
A real estate listing says a homeowner is offering to swap a two-story brick colonial on Detroit’s east side for a new iPhone 6 or a 32gb iPad.
The 2,400 sq. ft. house at 11954 Laing, is located in a neighborhood near Kelly Road and Morang Avenue. The home is described as an “investor special,” with three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a finished basement and two-car garage. A ceiling fan is among the home’s other listed features.
But a photo included in the listing shows another side of the house, one perhaps inviting to thieves, with a missing door, broken shutters and shattered windows.
The homeowner was originally seeking $5,000 for the house — but after several months on the market without any takers, trading for an iPhone might not be such a bad deal. The asking price was reduced by $1,000 in July and again in August.
County records show that the homeowner owes more than $6,000 in property taxes, according to the Motor City Muckraker.