Manhattan’s Real Estate Eyes Up Bitcoin for Property Payments

Manhattan’s real estate market is embracing bitcoin for property payments as the digital currency increases in value.

One property developer who is hoping to capitalise on the recent digital currency boom is Ben Shaoul, of Magnum Real Estate Group.

Speaking to The Express, Shaoul said:

We were approached by a buyer who has been collecting bitcoin for many years and was interested in using it to buy property.

Since then there have been a further two to three customers who have approached the developer to see if they can purchase luxury condos with the cryptocurrency. Prices for these properties range in price from $700,000 to $1.5 million.

With prices rising in the digital currency space more homeowners are turning their attention to the market. As a result, several are reported to have listed their properties with the option of paying in bitcoin.

Last month, a Notting Hill mansion in London was put up for sale with the asking price of $17 million, believed to be a first for the metropolitan city. In this case, though, the seller is only accepting bitcoin. In the last week it has been reported that a 49-year-old man has put his £80,000 house up for sale, with the option of accepting the digital currency…

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