Prospective residents camp out for new homes Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Aug 22, 2012 at 9:26 am
Several families took weeks-long camping trips in the San Ramon Valley recently, but not to enjoy the great outdoors. Instead, approximately eight hopeful home buyers pitched tents outside Gale Ranch offices in Dougherty Valley with the hopes of buying one of nine new homes.
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Posted by InAlamo, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:46 am
LOL - Looks like the builders are trying to create a hype and manipulating media to do that. Lets look at the facts (if true):
1) 9 homes released
2) Families camped out for upto TWO weeks
3) In the end, there were 8 families in line and signed contracts
So the logical conclusion -
1) People camping out for two weeks were idiots and became fodder for builder's marketing campaign
2) The hype failed
The article shows that Danville Express is sold out to builders. The article should have been about HOW the builder tried to create a hype and failed. Instead Danville Express tried to give a positive twist and bail out the builder's marketing campaign. Shame on you Danville Express!
Also imagine that if 9 families were lined up and 9 houses were sold; the whole article would have been about "Grand success" and people need to line up for two weeks to get houses.