Camping For Housing Concept Spreads
The Contra Costa Times tells us buyers are sleeping in their SUV's to get to bid on homes. "'In one respect, it's sort of sad that it's come to this,' said Jim Croy, who took a day off work to take the head of the line."
"San Francisco resident Melissa Shanoian persuaded her sister to drive by periodically to see if a line was forming. She and her husband, rushed to the site at 9:30 p.m. Thursday to become fourth in line (for) townhomes that go on sale Sunday."
"'I just made it,' she said. The couple placed a television in their SUV and inflated an air-bed for the night. Shanoian's sister brought her a muffin and coffee in the morning while her husband went to work."
In this case the developers are enjoying the sensation. "The camp-out pleasantly surprised company officials, said DeNova sales and marketing director Debbie Bahr."
"Her husband slept in the van overnight and she stayed there during the day, alternately knitting an orange scarf or reading. 'Right now, the price looks OK, and that's the reason that we're jumping into this. But I didn't know that people do camping for housing.'"