Although bitcoin isn’t quite as hot as it was in late 2017, it’s still accepted by savvy sellers who crave crypto.
Prior to the cryptocurrency crash of 2018, a Texas home purchased with bitcoin made headlines. The seller accepted the digital currency and then simply converted it into dollars, which can be done using a service called BitPay.
The transaction reportedly took place within 10 minutes. No 30-day close here!
With digital currency exchange rates on the decline, we wanted to see if sellers were still out there ready to do business on the blockchain.
We found eight places for sale across the country, all waiting for a crypto-minded buyer. Prices range from out of reach to downright affordable. We also did the dollar-to-bitcoin exchange rate to inform bitcoin-inclined buyers exactly how many of their coins would be required.
Have a look at how far your bitcoins will stretch on the housing market…
Price: $29,950,000, or 3,521.19 bitcoin*
Home assets: Own a Manhattan mansion! The layout includes 12,380 square feet, plus 2,500 square feet of exterior space, including a rooftop terrace. Built in 1904, the expansive Beaux-Arts building features 13-feet-high ceilings, seven bedrooms, and 9.5 baths. A solid bronze marble entrance leads to a marble reception gallery and staircase connecting the space to the upper floors. The town home features 12 working fireplaces, and a separate penthouse on the fifth and sixth floors.
Price: $9,895,000, or 1,163.35 bitcoin*
Home assets: Inspired by the ocean, Marine Lair was built in 2012 for a developer. It combines natural elements with innovative design. The three-bedroom home is oriented to provide views of the Pacific Ocean. Vanishing window walls create the quintessential SoCal indoor-outdoor flow. Along with a rooftop pool, the property also features a hydraulic driveway designed to hoist sports cars in the garage.
Price: $1,900,000, or 223.38 bitcoin*
Home assets: Dating to 1890, the historic Doyle-Benton House features original craftsmanship and detailing, including built-ins and leaded glass windows. After being “meticulously” restored, according to the listing, the space now includes such modern conveniences as a chef’s kitchen, nanny’s quarters, and a third-floor apartment. The detached 1,700 square-foot carriage house could be converted to a vacation rental for additional income.
Price: $1,575,000, or 185.17 bitcoin*
Home assets: Recently updated, the charming four-bedroom beach house has ocean views. The large, light-filled living area features an eat-in kitchen. Upstairs, a master suite includes a second living area overlooking the ocean. Outside, the professionally landscaped space features an outdoor shower, patio, and fire pit.
Price: $1,299,000, or 152.72 bitcoin*
Home assets: One of the biggest lots in the community, this four-year-old home boasts $350,000 in upgrades. The space features a modern kitchen and a gourmet outdoor cooking area. The kitchen opens to a dining and family room, and a first-floor master suite. A media room can be found upstairs, and community amenities include a clubhouse, community pool, playground, and gym.
Price: $689,900, or 81.11 bitcoin*
Home assets: Meticulously maintained by the original owners, this home is ready for its next chapter. It offers a great room with 20-foot-high cathedral ceilings, granite counters in the adjoining kitchen, and a master suite with fireplace. Outside, the large, manicured lawn is perfect for hosting parties.
Price: $495,500, or 58.2 bitcoin*
Home assets: This five-bedroom home features a two-story great room. The adjacent kitchen boasts granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. On the first floor, you’ll also find a guest suite, as well as formal living and dining rooms. The oversized master includes a fireplace and tray ceilings. The lower level is wired for a home theater and features an exercise room.
Price: $374,000, or 43.97 bitcoin*
Home assets: Completely rehabbed in 2018, this custom home sits on 1 acre. The space features new tile, carpet, and hardwood floors. The layout includes a state-of-the-art kitchen with high-end appliances, and new bathrooms with travertine tile and pebble floors. The space also offers vaulted ceilings with skylights, and an elegant pool with night lighting and a waterfall.
* Prices calculated as of June 3, 2019