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Prospective residents camp out for new homes

Original post made on Aug 22, 2012

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:16 AM


Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville
on Aug 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

Sadly no picture---the area is becoming like Fremont---draw your own conclusion.

Posted by InAlamo, a resident of Alamo
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.

Posted by allergictocorn, a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

Dave, my neighborhood in Danville is becoming like Fremont.

Posted by brianna, a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

Can you explain the Fremont comments?

Posted by Sweeties, a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

How is this newsworthy? Sounds like the builders wrote the article!!

Posted by Samantha, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Go to Freakmont----see for yourself-----