Because those are the kinds of incentive and event announcements I’m finding in my inbox these days.
I’m not sure whether it’s a gussied-up sales pitch, or if Senco Properties and Property Consultants Realty are just renting out their sales centers for private parties these days, but EcoLogic Lofts apparently will host a “Whirlwind in Bucktown” runway show from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 23. The mixer will celebrate “the very best of Bucktown and its newest hip edition [sic], EcoLogic Lofts,” Senco’s proposed green mid-rise slated for 2359 N Seeley Ave. Because there’s nothing better than sipping cocktails and snatching gift bags while learning about wind turbines and co-ed showers.
I don’t know whether a free MINI Cooper (base MSRP: $19,200) is much of an incentive when you’re talking about a $2.5 million single-family, but from the way Tricia Fox of Keller Williams Gold Coast Residences tells it in a new press release, you won’t be able to park anything bigger in its garage. “SUVs will never fit….At least there IS a garage!” her e-mails exclaim. Hey, at least she’s being honest.
For the most part, however, we’re not seeing a lot of promotions for free car (or free scooter) incentives anymore. Sellers are offering all sorts of goodies, but they’re doing it at the negotiating table, not in real-estate ads.
• A look at EcoLogic Lofts’ green features (Nov. 7)