Broadening the scope of crypto and especially Bitcoin, La Haus, a Colombian Real Estate Platform, adds support for Bitcoin. Now investors can purchase real estate with Bitcoin directly.
As of now, La Haus is promoting Bitcoin payments for a new real estate project in Santa Marta. The name of the project is Natura City. All in all, this is an expansion of the platform that already provides services in Mexico.
Talking about the location, Santa Marta is less than 200m away from the Colombian Beaches. Also, the construction of the complex is slated for completion in 2025.
For undergoing this task, La Haus has partnered with the payment processor OpenNode. OpenNode allows users to pay for properties via Lightning network or on-chain. Moreover, the buyer can pay the full amount in Bitcoin or a part of it.
As for the pricing, each apartment is valued at 2.19 Bitcoin (400 million Colombian Pesos).
As a matter of fact, this isn’t the first time La Haus has experimented with crypto payments. Previously, the company started accepting Bitcoin for a housing development on Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Also, La Haus intended to extend this new payment option to all of the properties listed on its platform.
The company’s president and co-founder Rodrigo Sanchez-Rios stated:
“We think that Bitcoin will be the reserve currency of the future. At our core, we’re a tech company. It’s natural for us to be pioneers with this technology.“
With time, however, complications can occur regarding the payment of land properties in cryptocurrencies. Since the U.S. can consider Bitcoin as property, they can subject it to capital gains tax.