Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free car with house purchase... the absurdity of sprawl just grows

by Sarah Goodyear  26 Apr 2011 10:12 AM on GRIST

Desperate measures.My head nearly exploded at the breakfast table on Saturday morning.

I was reading a piece in The New York Times about an Illinois developer who has finally found a way to unload the new houses he has built some 50 miles from downtown Chicago, in a place he has seen fit to dub a "Village of Yesteryear."

When drastic price cuts weren't enough to entice buyers, he decided to throw in $17,000 cash toward the purchase of a car with every house.

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