Kansas City, Kansas – A Kansas City Newspaper, which bills itself as a “local newspaper,” offered $1 for a house in a five-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot home.
The newspaper’s coupon page advertises that the offer is valid until June 1, 2018.
“We are going to sell you the best house in the Kansas City area for $1,250,000, the real estate agent told me,” the page read.
“That’s the deal.
If you like it, you can buy it for $2,000 a month, $300 a week, and you can get it repaired.”
The page also claims that “if you have any questions about the house, just ask and I’ll answer.”
The offer appears to be a bait-and-switch for prospective buyers.
A Kansas State University report last year found that about $7 billion worth of homes were sold in the state between 2006 and 2015.
The Kansas City Star, the newspaper that has the coupon, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In an earlier story about the coupon from the Kansas State university, the paper’s marketing director, Lisa Toney, said that the company wanted to “give people a reason to stay in Kansas City,” and said the coupon offers “a great way to get to know our readers.”
She also said that “we can sell you a house for $800,000,” and “you can buy a new car for $900,000.”
Toney did not respond to the Kansas Star’s request for more information about the newspaper’s offer.
The Wichita Eagle reported last week that a home inspection company, Kiel Contracting, offered a similar deal to KCSO, the city newspaper.
A Kiel employee told the paper that the deal was made to sell houses in the area.
A second Kiel contractor told the newspaper the offer was made for the house.
The Eagle also reported that a house inspection company that offers a similar offer in Wichita, Kansas, said the offer “was a bait and switch.”
“We can’t help with that kind of thing,” the company’s owner, Mark Kiel, told the Eagle.
The offer was offered to local homeowners.
A woman at the Wichita home inspection business told the Wichita Eagle that the house she was offering to the newspaper was a “sales pitch” to prospective buyers, and that it was not a real offer.
A listing on the Wichita Home Inspection website on Sunday for a two-bedroom house advertised for $825,000 and a one-bedroom home listed for $950,000.
The house listed for sale was for sale for $6,000 per month, and the house listing did not show a mortgage.
The listing for a $2 million home on a lot on the northwest corner of St. Clair Avenue and Highway 24 had an estimated appraised value of $2.5 million, but the listing was for “sale” and the listing did include a mortgage for $400,000 over 30 years.
A house in Oklahoma City listed for “sale” on Tuesday for $5.5M.
The Oklahoma City Star reported on Saturday that an offer of $3 million for a home in Oklahoma had been made by a company called the Property Management Group to a property manager.
A man from the Oklahoma City property management company told the Star that the property manager had made an offer that the owner could not refuse.
He said the owner had offered the home as a gift and the owner agreed.
“They are offering a house of their own, they are offering this house, so we can put it up for sale and we can get a house to sell for the asking price,” the man told the Journal.
“I would like to sell it, but I’m not going to do that right now.”
The paper’s coupon also offers an “offer of $1 million for the whole property.”
The Kansas newspaper did not comment on the offer on its website.
A Wichita home inspector told the Kansas newspaper that he did not have the coupon.
“As an inspector, I would not accept the offer,” he told the news station.
“A person can’t say ‘I’m going to buy you the whole house.’
You have to be willing to sell a house.”
The Wichita Star reported that Kansas City Mayor Sly James told the council earlier this month that he was “not aware of any such offer.”