At a time when the word foreclosure is one we're used to hearing and instances of moving homes by choice are more rare, home developers in Southern California had adopted the old buy one, get one free gimmick to deal with current market conditions. Dawn Berry of Michael Crews Development remarked, "Michael Crews Development is offering new, 2000-square foot cityscape row-homes worth $400,000 in Escondido for free — if you buy one Royal View Estate home in San Pasqual Valley starting at $1.6 million. You know it's a straight-up legit deal; no prices have been increased, there are no hidden costs. Michael is just giving away a free home for people that buy at Royal View."
The promotion ended May 31, but what do you think of this type of marketing for new homes, particularly in the current foreclosure environment? Would people be tempted to buy something they couldn't afford because of the prospect of getting something for free?