Ex-difficult child may soon be a homeowner

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by KFld, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. KFld

    KFld New Member

    Hi everyone,
    Just wanted to give you an awesome update on my ex-difficult child/now easy child. I hope I don't jinx this by getting too far ahead and telling people about it, but I'm so excited.

    I don't know how many of you remember when he was an active difficult child :), I was working with the probate judge to keep money from him that was left by my grandmother because I knew he would literally blow it, PUN intended!!

    Well now that he has been clean for close to 2 years, he has been given his money and he is looking to possibly purchase a trailor in a really nice trailor park in our area.

    My ex idiot of course dpesn't think this is a good idea because purchasing a trailor is more like purchasing a motor vehicle, they go down in value and not usually up, yada yada yada, but once again he doesn't know his own son. His son will not take this money and make it grow in order to buy a house someday, he will start dipping into it to pay his car payment, rent etc. and soon it will be gone, so this is the best thing he could possibly do with his money.

    He has been pre-approved for the loan and is waiting to find out today what his payments would actually be before putting in an offer on the trailor. There are actually 5 for sale in the same park, so chances are he will be able to put in a acceptable offer on one of them.

    He is excited, I am excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This would be a wonderful thing for him. 2 bedrooms, one bath and he would own it.

    Who would have thunk it?????????
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Wow, his own home! That would be amazing. I hope it works out for him. I think ex idiot is wrong. One of my friends bought a trailer a few years ago. They figured out that if they lived there at least 5 years it made more financial sense than renting an apartment and then when they were ready to sell, whatever they were able to sell it for beyond what they owed was bonus.
  3. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Sounds like great progress.....hope it all works out.
  4. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Wow, Karen!!! What a great update. I hope he gets the trailer. It's nice when you have your own 'home.'

  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I know what you mean about the wisest use for the $.
    But this is a difficult child you're talking about, and it is a move in the right direction (excuse the expression :) ).
    Way To Go.
  6. Christy

    Christy New Member

    Great News! I hope everything works out well.
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Wonderful to hear him putting the money to good use. Excellent idea. He will want to take care of his own property and be responsible. I agree that it is too easy to fritter it away if it's sitting there where difficult child has access.

    Enjoy his positive steps forward.
  8. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    This sounds great! Fingers crossed...good thoughts put forward.
  9. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sure is better than renting though!!

    WAHOO - go difficult child!!!!!