If you've got a free minute, go to http://chicago.curbed.com/ and vote for the "I thought this was supposed to be a buyers market" in their First-time Buyers Horror Stories contest. I can't promise you riches and rewards if you do, but I certainly would be grateful.
I couldn't get past the first sentence of the opposing piece, so you won.
Would like to ask though-- what was it about the rent-back agreement that was so unacceptable to you?
When I bought my home I had such an agreement with the sellers and it worked fine for both of us.
It is not really anyone's market now. You'd think it would be a buyer's market, but the banks have made it very difficult for anyone who needs financing to get it.
I gave ya a vote and it looks like your doing pretty good...according to the graph I saw.
Thanks again guys! The national round is open over the weekend--some of these stories are actually pretty bad, but it never hurts to vote Chicago.
Why is it when I hear the phrase "vote Chicago" I see dead people?
...but it never hurts to vote Chicago.