Shea Homes is giving away free hybrid Toyota Prius cars if you purchase a “green” home in Encanterra (in Queen Creek — WAY out in Queen Creek) or Trilogy at Vistancia (a 55+ community in Peoria) by June 15.
Likely there are terms, conditions, restrictions and qualifications a mile long. (One favorite builder ploy is requiring the use of their in-house lender for certain incentives.)
It’s an interesting tactic. New home builders have been offering insane upgrades and specials as they try to unload stagnant inventory. Plays hell on the resale homes nearby — it’s tough to compete with thousands of dollars in “free” upgrades, free swimming pools, and automobiles.
As always, please seriously consider securing your own representation before you visit a new home builder. They have very nice and friendly agents in the showroom that will gladly help you. Just remember — they work for the builder, and have the builders interest, not yours, in mind.