Rezko helped Obama buy his dream house in June 2005, by having his...
wife, Rita, buy a vacant lot adjacent to the Obama house, a condition on
which the seller insisted. Obama paid $1.65 million for a house listing for
$1.95 million, getting a loan below the regular rate. Rita Rezko paid
$625,000 for the lot. "Both actions would be clear violations of Senate
ethics rules barring the granting or asking of favors," wrote John Fund in
the Wall Street Journal. The home is across the street from Rezko, down
the block from Ayers, and three blocks away from Louis Farrakhan.