From the inbox: "I have a novel real estate deal I'm trying to do but not sure how to go about it. Seems like the kind of thing that happens quite often, but maybe between the margins, outside the usual broker/buyer relationship? Really not sure. Essentially, I'd like to do a pure swap: my house in Miami for an condo, townhouse, or mixed use building in the city or Brooklyn. It would be equal equity. I'm a huge Curbed aficionado; thought this may be the type of item you would possibly pick up."
In fact, it would! Now, let's consider what sort of Brooklyn property this would fetch in a fair trade. Thoughts and nominations in the comments, please.
If you'd like to connect with the trader, he can be reached at this email address. As always, Curbed makes no representations of pretty much anything, so hopefully this isn't some clever new email scam and everyone can make a great deal.