A young homeowner had Redditors shaking their heads after she refused to sell her house to her uncle at a discount. Leave it to family to try and take advantage of you! Here is the full story.
She Got a Deal
OP is a 31-year-old woman who bought her first house in 2020.
A former teacher gave her a deal to help her get started on her adult life.
She Made Big Changes
Two years later, OP was engaged and getting ready to move into a new place with her fiance.
In the meantime, she had made about $10,000 worth of improvements to her first house.
He Was Very Ill
That same year, 2022, OP’s uncle turned up very sick. He needed a liver transplant and had to stop working.
They Were Broke
To make matters worse, OP’s uncle and his wife had made a lot of bad financial decisions, and they could no longer afford their mortgage.
She Cut Him a Break
Rather than letting her family land on the street, OP went ahead and moved out of her place and in with her fiance.
She agreed to rent it to her uncle for $800 a month.
She Wanted to Sell
The uncle and his family were grateful for the place to stay and a more affordable price tag.
But OP wanted to sell her house because she didn’t want to be a landlord forever.
She Had Sticker Shock
So OP brought in a realtor to appraise the place and was shocked to find out it was worth about $30,000 more than she had paid.
She Couldn’t Pass It Up
That was too good of a payday to pass up with a new house and marriage on the horizon.
So OP decided the time was right to sell.
He Couldn’t Afford It
OP gave her uncle the first shot at buying her house, but he said the asking price was too steep.
She Cut Him a Deal
Wanting to be nice to her family, OP knocked $5000 off the price but told her uncle that was her bottom line.
It Was Too Much for Him
That was still too rich for OP’s uncle’s blood, though.
He wanted her to sell it to him for what she paid.
He Wanted the Family Discount
The uncle said that was the right thing to do since they were family and he was in a bad situation.
He didn’t even consider the time and money OP put into the place while she lived there.
She Would Sell Anyway
But OP refused to budge and told her aunt and uncle she would put the house on the market if they didn’t want to pay her price.
They Disowned Her
Now, pretty much the whole family has turned against OP, saying she’s selfish.
Many of them have all but told her she’s no longer part of the family.
Daddy Is Angry
Even OP’s own father has turned on her.
He’ll Cancel the Wedding
The plan all along was that OP’s dad was going to pay for the wedding, but now he’s pulled out of that deal.
He says he won’t pay if she doesn’t cut her uncle a deal.
They Made Their Own Bed
OP feels bad for her aunt and uncle, but she thinks they created their own problems.
She doesn’t see why she should have to bail them out.
She Can’t Turn It Down
At the same time, OP doesn’t want to destroy the family over money. But $30,000 is huge for her right now and she can’t just eat so much cash.
She Needs to Stand Firm
Redditors almost unanimously agree with OP and think that she’s right for refusing to come down on her price.
Many of them even say she should rescind her initial discounted offer since real estate prices have escalated so rapidly.
They agree that the uncle is to blame for his own problems and has no right to expect his niece to save him.
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