Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It seems as if a workaround, as you mentioned, would be the most logical way to purchase a home.  We read/hear of stories. It seems Bitcoin is back in the ActiveRain "news".   In fact, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 had a post yesterday where she saw a bitcoin kiosk at a store.  

Aug 29, 2019 04:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, not at all. I don't know if it's 'on' or 'off'. 

Annette was investigating that ages ago.

 

Aug 29, 2019 05:02 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have not. I had a client ask if he could do that. I did a little checking and was told the same thing, you'd have to convert.

Aug 29, 2019 04:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not, nor do I know of anyone who has.

Aug 29, 2019 02:56 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Not yet for us. Fake $$$

Aug 29, 2019 09:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not something I want to be involved with!

Aug 29, 2019 04:38 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Have not and do not know anyone in my neck of the wood that would accept that type of financing.

Aug 29, 2019 03:49 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I didn't know Bitcoins are still in circulation.  Goes to show you what I know

Aug 29, 2019 01:30 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I still think bitcoins are a joke Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS .

Aug 29, 2019 12:22 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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They used to deal with company script in many of the logging and mining towns, that had to be converted at a price in order for anything real to be purchased too.

Aug 29, 2019 09:42 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not and I d not know of anyone who has. 

Aug 29, 2019 09:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no..... and I would not want a deal with anyone financing with bitcoins....

Aug 29, 2019 08:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I've heard of a couple (two people, one in Malibu and one in Chicago IIRC) offering it as more of a marketing gimmick than anything else.  They got free press for it.

 

Bitcoin is still not legal tender and in California no title company will accept it.  You'll still need to sell them for the US Dollar, just like with stocks, before you can use them to purchase.

Aug 29, 2019 08:27 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,

I did show a house that had a bitcoin data room in the basement. He had so many blade servers running that I’m surprised the main breaker wasn’t popping. I don’t know if he had to sell some to buy his next house or not.

Aug 29, 2019 08:26 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It will be inevitable soon.

Aug 29, 2019 06:53 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have not. I call it sh*tcoin. 

Aug 29, 2019 06:13 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It has had no impact in our area

Aug 29, 2019 05:30 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I have not come across this (yet), Paul.

Aug 29, 2019 04:33 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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No. So far, our attorneys are not accepting bitcoin for funding, Paul.

Aug 31, 2019 01:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope

Aug 30, 2019 03:03 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I did not hear.

Aug 29, 2019 10:36 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I think an internet search will lead the answer to your quesiton, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

I recently real about a Southern California agent who has done several bitcoin based transactions.

Personally, I have no interest in going that way.

Aug 29, 2019 06:41 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no, but did recently have a buyer who sold enough bitcoin to pay cash.  No issues at all.

Aug 29, 2019 12:37 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I have not!

Aug 29, 2019 07:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

They are up and down too much... i did have one client sell them and bought a condo. 

Aug 29, 2019 05:24 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, did not. Possible...

Aug 29, 2019 12:28 PM
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Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

I know there was a bitcoin related purchase in Brooklyn, NY a year or two ago. Given the instability of valuations though- it would have had to sold at a tremendous premium. I have a former colleague from my days in the hedge fund world that was involved in a coin startup, but it really didn't take off.

I like the basis of the technology- but whether it stands a chance at succeeding is anyone's guess. I think it would have to be regulated and stabilized for it to stand a real chance. Also note that because mining for coins is so insanely power intensive- it's not very environmentally friendly- at least not with today's computers- though quatum computing would likely change that.

Sep 27, 2019 07:31 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I hear about it, but not experienced it personally.

Sep 18, 2019 07:19 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never have but maybe someday!

Sep 02, 2019 11:51 AM