Is the market this crazy that people line up 2 weeks in advance of a new release??? Yorkson Creek Walnut Ridge 4 condos
Blog by Bettina Reid Personal Real Estate Corporation | April 29th, 2016
Earlier this week I was out for my morning run and came across this crazy scene outside the Yorkson Creek Sales Centre at the corner of 208th Street and 82nd avenue in Langley. I couldn't believe how crazy it was to see people having slept overnight in front of the Yorkson Creek sales centre, that I had to snap a few pictures. The morning sun was shining bright but the temperature outside was only 6 degrees. All I could think was these people are nuts! I had heard the Final release of condos was going to be in May...but nobody knew exactly when as far as I knew....which meant these people were lining up in anticipation of the news that the condos would be released soon.
Some people had just lounger style chairs sleeping upright, others meant business and brought their tent. Some people had cot style beds and there were even some sleeping on cushions on the pavement...all to get a chance at one of these units first. Now most would think this is because of how crazy our market is right now....I do think after seeing more people adding to the line in the next few photos, that yes the lack of inventory and losing out in multiple offers likely does have some influence on the sheer numbers of people that seem to be lining up. By Wednesday the Yorkson Creek Sales Team had sent out news that they have chosen a date and they would be going on sale at 7am on May 7th....(which was still a week and a half away) So it was no surprise to see the number of people lining up starting to grow in numbers. Now there are 3 tents pitched outside and the second white gazebo style tent now has people sleeping under it for shelter. Hopefully for these peoples sake the rain holds off for the next week.
But I don't think it is just the market we are in now, because last fall I came across the same thing for their last release. I don't believe there were as many people lined up, certianly not this far in advance. The numbers did grow the closer they got to the release but the weather in the fall wasn't quite as cold at night yet. The market for conods was also not moving like it is now....So I wonder what is it that has created this frenzy when it comes to Yorkson Creek homes? We do have a couple clients in the newer units with the Solarium, that do love them...We have waited outside on the morning of to get our clients a good spot, but I am not so sure I could wait in line for a couple of weeks....
If I have peaked your interest and you would like more information on the Yorkson Creek development click on the following link after Saturday April 30th and they will have more updated info or stop by the Sales Centre to see the display units they are open on the weekends from 12-5pm and during the week from 2-7pm: