ILLINOIS -- I am a wage earner who makes a decent salary, but with marginal credit. I am considering enlisting the assistance of a group known here in Illinois as National Homebuyers Alliance. Their claim is that they will be able to assist me on obtaining a home through lease-purchase contract until my current credit situation improves. (It's improving already). I know that there are a lot of scams that a consumer can come across in the real estate industry and I don't want to be another statistic. I know that there are always risks involved, but I do not want to go through a major financial crisis because I made a bad consumer decision. Has anyone out there heard of this group or had experience with them to know if I should follow through on my application with them???? Thanks.