Man Wants to Trade Decrepit Detroit Home for New iPhone 6

Serious inquiries only! A man said he is willing to barter his Detroit
Serious inquiries only! A man said he is willing to barter his Detroit home for a new iPhone 6 -- find out why. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

He must really want the bigger screen! One homeowner said he would swap his property in Detroit for an iPhone 6, his real estate broker told ABC News.

The owner dropped the price of his three-bedroom home from $5,000 in an unusual barter requesting the newly released iPhone 6. According to his broker Larry Else, the reason for the swap is because the owner wants to sell his property before Detroit's tax auction season, when "thousands" of homes will suddenly be on sale.

"This house is really not worth much at all," Else said of the home. With its windows broken and no front door, the unsecured home is also located in a crime-riddled, "dicey" section of East Detroit.

According to the broker, the owner actually lives in Austria, and never once has lived in Detroit. Due to his lack of familiarity with the city, the owner purchased the home for $41,000 — about four times more than its value paid by the property's previous owner.

According to ABC News, back taxes for the home have also amounted to $6,000, and the debt needs to be settled or else the property will be foreclosed. "Public records don't show up that fast," Else said of his client who he claims was "ripped off" and "a victim himself."

If an iPhone 6 is not on the table, the owner says he is willing to trade his home for a 32GB iPad instead.

So far, Else said he's received four different offers on one day alone — though some inquiries were more serious than others. (One lady said she wanted to purchase the home "for the wood," recalled the broker.)

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