The Real Deal has officially hit the airwaves with the first episode of Deconstruct, a new podcast analyzing the financial, political and cultural force that is real estate.
If you’ve joined the ranks of back-to-the-office commuters, close your eyes, pop in your Airpods and let TRD reporter and Deconstruct host Isabella Farr handle the rest. For those of us still Zooming away from the comfort of our living rooms, Deconstruct is the perfect companion for a midday lunch break if you take one — or your fifth cup of coffee if you don’t.
This week, Farr demystifies the role of cryptocurrency in real estate. You can’t see it or touch it, but you can, apparently, buy a house with it. Why is it an increasingly attractive option for buyers, sellers and investors alike?
Deconstruct has the answers, as Farr sits down with Madison Roberts, a Miami-based agent who has branded herself the “Crypto Realtor” and recently closed a $7 million condo sale paid for in cryptocurrency. You’ll also hear from Shaun Pappas, a New York-based real estate attorney with firsthand experience navigating these pioneering purchases.
In our next installment, we’ll tease out the facts, figures and fictions of the pandemic exodus away from major U.S. cities. Much was made of this phenomenon — and how it might impact commercial and residential markets — but how many residents actually left for good? And where did they go? Let’s break it down together, same time next week.