How would you like to pay $10 for an apple? Or $20? Or perhaps even $120, sight unseen?

Which is the premise of a TikTok that went viral this 7 days for skewering the insane serious estate bidding wars that have turn out to be the norm this spring. In the video, a guy reveals up to acquire an apple for $5, but is swiftly outbid by desperate men and women with cash, which includes one particular person who provides $100 then notes: “I’m from California it is the most economical apple I’ve at any time witnessed.”

Apples in this case are, of class, a stand-in for housing.

Here’s the video clip:

@johnsonfiles

Anyone else in this ridiculous combat for a dwelling?? #realestate #housingmarket #comedy #humorous #realestatetiktok #realestatehacks #houseshopping #fixerupper

♬ unique sound – The Johnson Data files

The online video was the perform of Shaun Johnson, a Utah comic who is most effective acknowledged for managing a well known comedy Instagram account with his photographer spouse.

Johnson posted the video Monday and by Wednesday afternoon it had been favored more than 50 percent a million moments. It also racked up much more than 11,000 reviews — lots of of them from individuals commiserating about their brutal activities striving to buy homes.

It is distinct why the online video struck a nerve. As Inman lately described, housing inventory across the U.S. is way down in contrast to need, which has in flip led to items like excessive bidding wars.

In that light-weight, it is also no surprise that Johnson’s online video is just one case in point in a growing style about nuts housing expenditures on TikTok. In another case, TikToker Kyla Scanlon posted a fictional discussion with a beaver about the exploding price of lumber.

@ky.now

Lumber bubble✨ #lumber #stocks #investing #investing #finance #stockmarket #fyp #crypto #bitcoin #dollars #foryou #economics

♬ deja vu – Olivia Rodrigo

When the existing inventory and materials shortages are terrific for making humorous videos, the downside is that economists have claimed the root of the actual dilemma is a massive demographic of folks hitting homebuyer age and a persistent lack of developing new residences. That signifies people can possibly be expecting significant costs — and extra TikToks — in the potential.

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