Everyone knows the real estate market, along with the economy, is in the dumps right now. But one Chicago builder has found a way to move his inventory of homes; by giving a free car with purchase. The New York Times has the story.

While the home buyers in that community are loving that deal, others are calling it a way to promote urban sprawl and criticizing the builder for creating ‘life-draining commutes.’ Here’s an article from Grist that references the ’empty, angry hours spent on the road and in traffic.’

So what’s your take on this? If you were looking for a home, would you buy one far from home because a car was being thrown in?

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