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Just to put you all at peace, I have no intention of taking advantage of my parents and will do everything short of selling my body to pay them back. (might even do that if I had to.)

My parents have to sell their house, and are procrastinating doing that because I am enabling them to stay here. I have other siblings in the area that need to pitch in and help my parents.

Right now the only way I can HELP my parents is to move and get a job. It's impossible for me to do that here, so I will need to move out. Getting a room in a house with a Border Collie who doesn't like strangers is NOT an option, and I can't leave the dog with my parents. This is a Border Collie, not a Chihuahua. He needs exercise everyday, and a place to run around. This house has a 1/2 acre lot. Not ideal, but big enough to get by. The payment on a 30 year loan at 10% is still less than it would cost me to rent a room or an apartment.

My brother came home last August and "borrowed" over 40k of my parents money. (My dad is starting to forget things, and my mother believes every thing my brother tells her.) He hasn't paid any of it back yet. I am not my brother. My parents gave me Power of Attorney because they trust me.

This house is not a large house, but big enough to be an investment and a home for me. If I have to save money by only heating the kitchen and bath I will do that. Hell, I will sleep on the floor. I am well conditioned to making sacrifices. I will eat pasta or ramen noodles every night if I have to, as long as I can make the payment to my parents. The payment on a 30 year loan at 10% is still less than it would cost me to rent a room or an apartment.

Now that you have my assurances on that.. can we get back to figuring out the best way to do this. Because it will get done...one way or another.
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