To move or not to move.

@suegt31 (166)
Australia
March 20, 2009 12:02am CST
I need some advice mylotters. My partners uncle just died. He has left his house to his brother. His brother would like my partner and i to move in and caretake this property. We wouldn't have to pay any rent just cover the yearly rates on the house and land. This would save us an enourmous amount of money. Considering we are currently paying nearly $200 a week in rent. I don't know what to do? Because this property is 1 and half hours away from my home here. While i don't mind that, i will miss my mum who is now getting on in years and other family and friends. I know that the distances isn't really that far. My son who is 21 years old would have to stay here and fend for himself as he works here. My partner may be able to transfer in his work place to the place the property is in. What would you do mylotters? It would be a chance to save money for the purchase of our own home in years to come. Moving away from family and friends would be hard but then we would have family at the new place too. Family on my partners side. Please, mylotters what would you do and why?
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• China
20 Mar 09
I think I will not move, because my life is here, your son and your friend, why move?
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@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
It's not that far away and i would be able to return for visits regulary.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
20 Mar 09
You need to talk to someone who can give you legal advice. While this move would save you money it will cost you and your 21 year old will be forced to be on his own at a time where he may not be quite ready. As far as your mum goes, could she move with you? Could your son live with her? There is no guarantee the arrangement will work out so you need to be sure you have an arrangement on paper. Even though it seems the house is now owned by another uncle things can happen in families and then you'll be stuck needing to move again. This is not a simple decision and people who don't know you or your partner or your family members can not say what will be best for you.
@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
Thanks for you advice. My mum lives with my brother and my son is thinging about taking over the lease on this house and getting a friend or two to move in. That's if we decide to go ahead and move.
• United States
7 Apr 09
i would take it.and perhaps see if you can make payments to keep the property(if you like the house,that is). better to own than rent every month and basically give away all that money with no future equity in your home.