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That is an actual listing for a Miami condo on Redfin. As you can see from the screengrab below, the listing appears to be a bargain at only $33, but what the seller actually means is $33 Bitcoin:
Here’s a fun slideshow that illustrates what 33 Bitcoin will buy you in the Miami real estate market:
“It’s the only one we could find where the seller was only accepting bitcoin, but when we searched our database of listings across the country we found about 75 properties in the listing remarks where the seller said they would accept bitcoin as payment,” a Redfin spokesperson told CNBC, adding that those sellers would also accept other payment methods.
Yes, other folks across the country are open to selling actual real estate for Bitcoin, but they’d at least consider accepting real money. This person, on the other hand, wants nothing to with your dollars, or euros, or yen, or pounds.
And speaking of pounds, The Telegraph on Saturday reports that developers have now sold the first two luxury homes in the UK using Bitcoin.
“Property developer Go Homes announced the successful sale of the homes yesterday, both have been bought by men in their 20s in the technology industry,” the article reads.
These homes are still under construction, but the listings went for £350,000 and £590,000 and are apparently two of nearly three dozen residences being built at Elmstead Green, Colchester. Here’s another slideshow that gives you an idea of what people are buying with Bitcoin in the UK:
Ed Casson, group sales director of Go Homes, had the following to offer:
This re-writes the rule book and shows there is another way to sell property. This is the first time a domestic property has been sold for Bitcoin in the UK. It’s a bit of history in the making. Selling homes for Bitcoin will become common in the next five years. Our industry has largely remained unchanged in terms of innovation in the last 50 years. We are taking an opportunity to embrace this technology.
Ed also said he’s “happy” to accept Bitcoin for any of the more than 200 houses Go Homes is set to complete next year.
Amusingly, the software developer and Bitcoin miner who bought the £350,000 home mentioned above said he plans to rent it out – for Bitcoin. Of course.