Freebies From Home Builders

Builders are trying to lure reluctant buyers with plane tickets, new cars and even a pet peacock! In Seattle, a homeowner is offering round-trip airplane tickets to anywhere in the world, plus a six-night stay at a Four Seasons hotel to anyone who will just, please, buy the house he has on the market.

In New Jersey, a builder is trying to entice prospects to purchase condominiums and attached homes with a free two-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz. And in Michigan, a homeowner told potential buyers he’d throw in his peacock.