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Buying with Friends: Genius or Chaos?

In the Sunday NYT real estate section, Penelope Green penned one of those jealously-inducing stories about a group of good pals who team up, toss their money in a pot, and buy a fabulous East Village townhouse for $2.3 million that they all now live like kings in. (For true stomach-churning sweetness, don't miss the audio slideshow.) But Brooklyn real estate blogger Brownstoner is a bit more skeptical of how these group deals usually work out, so he's gathering reader stories in his comments section. Stop by and share some wisdom if you've been down this road.
· Menage a Cinq: Buying with Friends [Brownstoner]
· Among Friends: Buying and Rehabbing a Town House [NYTimes]