AN Austrian man's desperate attempt to unload his Detroit investment property found a happy ending this week with a sale - and an iPhone 6.
Andreas Gindelhuber bought a $41,000 foreclosure on Detroit in 2010 hoping to make some money on it as a rental property, NBC News site Today.com reports.
But when Gindelhuber's tenants left seven months ago, he owed $6,000 in county property taxes.
After his bottom price of $3,000 found no takers after four months,Gindelhuber decided he'd be willing to trade the home for an iPhone 6 or an iPad.
The three-bedroom colonial property is smoke-damaged, missing all its doors and windows, and carries the $6,000 tax bill.
The local Fox affiliate spotted the listing on Zillow and did a story on the iPhone swap.
The listing went viral, and the house sold.
The house sold to less than $1,000, to a buyer who lives a block down on the same street.
A German man who saw the story in a German magazine now wants to donate his iPhone 6 after feeling sorry for the investor.