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post #1 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Complicated Everything ...

I need to rant, I really have no friends who understand and hubby is just as frustrated.

Bit of a back story, I met my husband online 4 years ago. He was living in his house he co-owned in WA state and I was up here in Canada. When we married, he moved here because of the better opportunities for him with work. The WA house was rented to his dad.

Three years ago his dad and mom split up, and recently they went to arbitration. His dad has to pay an insane amount to his mother, and can no longer afford the house.

We cannot afford to keep out current house and the extra payments on that house. So now there is talk of selling the Canada house, all our belongings, horse included, take a 75% hit on the truck we are restoring, and basically have to almost start all over down there.

Hubby will go from $40/hr to $20/hr, so no chance of taking the horse with us and boarding. I will be unable to work for an unknown amount of time until all my immigration papers are filed. Hubby will also have to get recertifyed to work in WA state.

It's just so frustrating, all because of a greedy woman whom my daughter doesn't even or will ever know as her grandmother.
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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My parents will be heart broken, not over me, but my daughter leaving. She is their youngest of 17 grandchildren. But my daughter would seriously live with them if we let her. She cannot go two days without seeing grandma. We could sell out house and move in with my parents... But that would last about a week before turning sour.... I moved out at 17 for a reason.

They would be unable to come visit, to busy with their business and my father is not allowed out of the country because of somethin stupid he did when he was younger.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 06:31 PM
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Why can't you sell the WA home?
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Owe to much for what we will get... The banks won't do a short sale, and we do not want to foreclose.
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 07:06 PM
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Oh I'm so sorry. I hope your able to figure everything out. *hugs*

Can you rent out the house to someone else?

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him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

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post #6 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Being so far away, over 1600 miles, I don't think it would work out.
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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You can hire a management company to manage the rental for you. I have friends who did that with theirs and they have a wonderful family renting their home. I checked on the place the other day for her and the couple is not only taking care of the place, they worked on the landscaping and the place looks GREAT!
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-10-2012, 08:18 PM
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What Delfina said. The folks that own the house across the street live only 30 min away but a management company handles the rental for the. They also handle all repairs & complaints. That alone would be worth it.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-11-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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We are still looking at all the financials but it doesn't look promising. We already pay extra ontop of what we get for rent.

I always wanted to move to the USA but not this quickly or under these conditions. Hubby is going to call a few property management places tomorrow and hopefully it won't be an arm and a leg... Cause all o have left is my nose lol
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-11-2012, 11:00 PM
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Just to inject a little hope...

I owned two houses that I ended up renting to people while I moved 1300 and some miles away. Both times they renters ended up buying the house. It was great. Statistically, that supposedly happens less than 10% of the time.

The first house I did not use a property management company because I had a neighbor who was a long time friend and he offered to keep an eye on things. With the second house, I did use a property manager and they were also great. Had a handyman on staff for little things and good professionals on speed dial, if needed. I got so lucky that the couple who rented never bothered for little things like a leaky faucet, or a corner on the screen of a door coming loose.

I hope you have similar luck.
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