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Three Days On The Streets For Desperate House-hunters

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can't figure it out people are still buying and in an area that used to be shuned ! :o

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5044305.html

DESPERATE house buyers slept in their cars for three days to snap up luxury new homes in Glasgow.

Developers in Priesthill, in the south side, were forced to sell off the homes 24 hours early after a queue of cars blocked an access road.

The househunters started queuing on Tuesday for the fixed priced homes, which were due to be sold off tomorrow.

Buyers slept in their cars to guarantee one of the 112 homes, released as part of a new development off Parkhouse Road.

However, some turned round and left empty-handed when it emerged that the starting price for the houses was £123,000.

But last night, when bosses at the Persimmon Partnerships development left work past a line of 18 cars, they decided to get the sale under way this morning.

A spokeswoman for the developers said: "We have responsibility to minimise disruption for the existing residents.

"As a result, we have been forced to start selling ahead of the planned sales launch.

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Classic PR stunt (if it actually happened that is) - no doubt Persimmon had advertized in the local rag and got coverage into the bargain - the kind of 'trade' that I negotiate every day - advertizing for editorial (no journo would ever admit to it and this kind of thing isn't as blatant as it is in Italy, for example, where many PR agencies just pay for coverage). Over here, PR consultants 'negotiate' ;) for coverage and nothing's ever guaranteed by the newspaper/magazine wink wink nod nod.

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What complete and utter shyte!!!

We need to keep an eye on this one. Check out those LR figures (not upp at the moment).

Already some contridictions?

From the article:

"Prices for the first phase, which was due for release at 11am tomorrow, range from £123,000 for a two bedroom home, £130,000 for three bedrooms and £199,000 for a four bedroom villa."

On Persimmons website:

2 bedroom Houses available: Prices to be released soon

3 bedroom Houses from £118,950

Prices subject to variation, please check with relevant sales office.

£99 and move in available on selected plots. up to £2,000 discount and carpets on selected plots

PR STUNT IF EVER I SAW ONE!

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What complete and utter shyte!!!

We need to keep an eye on this one. Check out those LR figures (not upp at the moment).

Already some contridictions?

From the article:

"Prices for the first phase, which was due for release at 11am tomorrow, range from £123,000 for a two bedroom home, £130,000 for three bedrooms and £199,000 for a four bedroom villa."

On Persimmons website:

2 bedroom Houses available: Prices to be released soon

3 bedroom Houses from £118,950

Prices subject to variation, please check with relevant sales office.

£99 and move in available on selected plots. up to £2,000 discount and carpets on selected plots

PR STUNT IF EVER I SAW ONE!

does sound a bit suspect,for a start priesthill is one of the roughest areas in Glasgow :blink::blink:

and why would some people queue up only to baulk at the prices at the last minute ? surely you would check

the prices before spending 3 nights in your car ???

:unsure::blink:

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