Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Weighed in today to make sure I'm on track and I'm 238 pounds... which is great considering I had gained almost a pound while out of town. I'm hoping I can keep things going in the right direction because I am severely stressed out.
The 2nd house my uncle owns down the street where my father lives got condemned last Monday. My father has been staying with a neighbor until we can figure out what to do. Apparently to get the house uncondemned there needs to be $150,000 in repairs done which is a lot of money that none of us has. My uncle is trying to get a county loan that will come in and rehabilitate the house and will be able to loan $60,000. My uncle wants to get a reverse mortgage to pay the rest of the repairs but none of the funding is guaranteed so everything is up in the air. My opinion is to sell the house as is, pay off both mortgages that is on the house, use the money left over to buy myself a working vehicle, whatever is left to spend on minor repairs on the house we live in and save the rest if there is any left. In our area the house as it is now on the lot it's on is worth up to $450,000 because the lot is considered a double lot which makes it a pretty sizable chunk of land. My uncles are unwilling to sell and act like this house is my future when really it is going to be the slow death of me. I will never have $150,000+ to fix the house and I'll never be able to make it work. If we sell the house now it will solve our money problems right now and we will still have the house we live in now. Ugh I really wish my uncles listened to me sometimes but they pick now to act like I'm stupid and don't know what I'm talking about.