A man is offering to swap his three-bedroom house in Detroit for a new iPhone 6 or 32GB iPad.
But there is no app to fix the brick house at 11954 Laing. The home is vacant and appears to have been scavenged by thieves. It sits on a block dominated by abandoned houses. And the owner owes $6,160 in property taxes, according to Wayne County records.
That hasn’t stopped a real estate agent from calling it an “investor special” with a finished basement.
The homeowner was asking $3,000 for the brick house but has been unable to find a buyer.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.