I'm supposed to be buying a house from my mom and dad. When they were a little older than I am now, they bought a second house with 2 apartments to rent out. My two older sisters both rented the smaller apartment right after they each got married, then moved out when they bought a house. So, naturally, I moved in after I got married, and have been here for 5 years or so. The house is decrepid and falling apart at this point, I've already sunk a few piles of money fixing a few things up (most/all of the "nest egg" we had saved for a house downpayment), with the thought that we would be buying it in the next year. There are a bunch of reasons we were going to buy this house, one being that my parents can't afford to fix it up. If we buy it, we eliminate the apartments and they don't have to worry about compliance, we fix it up, so they don't worry about that, etc, etc. So my damn sisters come along, and they're all pissed off because I'm getting a house "handed" to me, and they worked hard for what they have and thier houses. Nevermind that I'm buying this run-down piece of $#!+ dump at a above market value. Nevermind that while they made the same money as me, 10 years ago when they bought thier houses, they bought at market value which was one f*&^%$$#@ third of what it is today!!!! The only reason we can buy this house is because we know the seller, and have an exclusive on it before it hits the market, and are giving them their wierd terms and price! So when all is said and done, I'm paying more (almost double) than either of my sisters are for a house that's in worse shape and needs more work. And they're pissed off 'cause they somehow think they're missing a piece of the pie or theirs isn't big enough. Oh yeah, one more little factor they seem to forget. My grandmother died when I was 11. But she was alive and able to take both my sisters to disneyf-ingworld, europe, hawaii, and tibuktu. Then's there my eldest sisters college that Grandma paid for, oh yeah, the brand new '85 cutlass supreme... I got a trainset before they died. Oh geez, I forot to mention, when my most-pissed sister was living here, her husband offered my parents $100k for it, which at the time was way below market value. But I'm the moocher and abuser. So I tell my mom I'm sick of this crap, we're just going to cut our losses and buy a nice house in PA where I'll train 2 hours each way to work everyday, but have a nice house that I'm not paying through the nose for, I'll have my right to carry, I'll be able to wheel and hunt occasionally, I can have a couple different vehicles parked in the yard without pissing off the neighbors, we'll just be away from family (which ain't too bad of an idea right now). And my mom says, "you're not buying this for you, you're buying this because your fsther and I can't afford any other option!" So great, now I'm roked in by my mom, and the rest of the family thinks I'm an a-hole. Here's a kicker, and why I'm so pissed off. I hooked my brother up with a really good laptop that I had planned on Ebaying for commuter car cash, for FREE because he's my brother. He doesn't think our house deal is right, either. Part of our plan was to keep part of the apartment for him and my youngest brother, since it's sort of tradition to live here for awhile after we get married. He's not interested in that, but still finds it ok to knock us 1 rung back down the ladder. Lesson learned: No matter how big a piece they get, selfish people aren't happy 'til they know they have and will always have more than you.