Buyers Camp Out to Try to Snag New Homes
February 28, 2013
About 30 home buyers — all pre-qualified — have lined up in tents and camped out in order to be first in line for an opportunity to buy a new home in Huntington Beach, Calif. The homes are still under construction by Brightwater Capri development and are priced between $800,000 and $900,000.
The first home in the new development still doesn’t go on sale until March 2. Five homes are set to be released this weekend. Only pre-approved buyers on a first-come, first-served basis will be able to preview the homes.
The homes feature four bedrooms, ocean views, and range from 1,992 to 2,685 square feet. Buyers have 11 floorplans to choose from.
"If you want the opportunity, you gotta make the sacrifice," says Terry Torline, a hopeful buyer who is camping out. "Based on what's out there in the marketplace, it's a good deal right now."
Source: “Huntington Beach Homebuyers Camp Out for Chance at New House,” AOL Real Estate (Feb. 27, 2013)
Updated: June 18, 2018