Denver man buys a house without setting foot in it

Well, technically, he’s not a Denver man until he flies into town and sees his home for the first time in real life, I guess.

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Well, technically, he’s not a Denver man until he flies into town and sees his home for the first time in real life, I guess.

Jason Wooten tells Redfin that he figured moving into competitive Denver from Alaska meant he had to move fast:

“‘If I wanted to see every property in person, it might take days to arrange for travel there and the property would be gone by then,’ said Wooten. ‘When my condo came on the market, the seller provided good photos and I did a tour via Facetime with my Redfin agent. I felt comfortable with everything and had an offer in that day.'”

Guy, what if the floor was lava? Fine, that probably would’ve showed up in the appraisal.

Redfin’s survey of 2,000 people found that 19 percent of people who bought or sold a home in the past year made a bid on a home before viewing it in person. Not only that, but “buyers of high-end homes were almost twice as likely to have made offers on homes sight unseen.”

One of those high-end homes probably comes with lava floors on purpose.

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