She Turned Down Her Boyfriend's Family 'Gift' 🏠💔 Was She Right?

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A couple is excited about buying their first home together, a small but nice house for $330k. Everything seems perfect until the boyfriend's mom offers them her old $500k home for just $350k. While it appears to be a great deal, things get complicated as the house needs extensive repairs and the mom's intentions seem questionable. The girlfriend is torn between accepting the 'gift' and sticking to their original plan.

The Offer 🏠

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The Complications 😕

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Financial Struggles 💸

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House Condition 🏚️

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The Girlfriend's Decision 🚫

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The Mother's Request 📸

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The Catch 💰

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The Confrontation 📞

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Guilt Trip 😔

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Fishy Situation 🐟

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Update: Boyfriend's Response 🗣️

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Past Experiences 😠

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Trust Issues 🚩

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The Fallout 💥

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The Final Decision 🏠

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The Verdict: Protecting Their Future 🏡❤️

After much deliberation and seeking advice, the couple decides to stick to their original plan and buy the $330k house. The girlfriend believes they'll be happier in their chosen home, and they're grateful for the support they received. However, the experience leaves her questioning their future together and the influence of the boyfriend's mom. 💔🤔

Commenter suspects MIL wants them to upgrade her house. 🤔


NTA. Don't give in. It's odd that your husband is trying to manipulate you this way. It's odd they're being so pushy. 💸🚫

theyCallMeToni | theyCallMeToni

Don't fall for the scam. Get out of that contract! 👌

Tricky-Flamingo-7491 | Tricky-Flamingo-7491

Expert opinions and a contract are key before accepting 'gift' 👍

Traveling-Techie | Traveling-Techie

Commenter calculates the cost of accepting a 'gift' house.

Impossible-Quail-679 | Impossible-Quail-679

Buying property and renting without marriage is a bad idea 😕

beadhead44 | beadhead44

NTA comment calls out shady 'gift' with engaging skepticism 🤔

Jedi-0420 | Jedi-0420

Buying a house with him? NTA thinks twice 🤔

murphy2345678 | murphy2345678

NTA for refusing overpriced and run down 'family gift' 👏

BootyG0bIin | BootyG0bIin

Reminding him of the basement incident is a good idea 👍

SaraAmis | SaraAmis

Trust your gut, it's not a gift but a trap 👍

mythoughts2020 | mythoughts2020

Don't fix up a house you don't own 👍, obvious free reno and cash grab.

littlebitfunny21 | littlebitfunny21

NTA comment suggests gifting 10% profit instead of 50%, with humorous reply.

dublos | dublos

NTA. The 100k aspect is actually crazy though. 😱

vanessadengler | vanessadengler

Buying a house from your partner's family? Think twice 👍

AmInATizzy | AmInATizzy

NTA for turning down a crazy 'gift' from bf's mom 💯

maddiep81 | maddiep81

Be careful! Your girlfriend might take all the profit 😱

Snowymountainsbear | Snowymountainsbear

Setting boundaries with in-laws 👍 is important for a healthy relationship 🙌

Lasalareen | Lasalareen

Don't fall for the trap! MIL benefits, you take risks. NTA!

edysal123 | edysal123

Trust your gut! Fix it up, sell it, and move on 👍

thisduckissalty | thisduckissalty

Avoid the mess and stick with your original plan 👍

Difficult-Ad-4532 | Difficult-Ad-4532

NTA. Get an appraisal and inspection to avoid potential money issues 💰

ryvvwen | ryvvwen

Momma's boy causing relationship issues? NTA for setting boundaries.

Ill-Action-2017 | Ill-Action-2017

Don't fall for it! 🙈 This 'gift' is a con.

Stormfeathery | Stormfeathery

Boyfriend's entitled mother wants them to buy and renovate her house 💸

Mission-Ad6460 | Mission-Ad6460

Inspect the house, make a financial decision, and say no. 💰

Upper_Fault_9761 | Upper_Fault_9761

NTA for declining 'gift' if contributing to payments 👍

satansBigMac | satansBigMac

Girlfriend refuses to pay for 'gifted' house. NTA.

abzskvs23 | abzskvs23

Don't fall for it! NTA's boyfriend's family gift is suspicious 👍

bigsis58 | bigsis58

Mom bamboozles son with fake house gift. Get professional advice.

blueberryxxoo | blueberryxxoo

Curious about the relationship length and house hunting logistics 🤔

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Trust your gut, NTA. Something's fishy with that 'gift' 🐟

sunnydays0306 | sunnydays0306

Protect your assets, don't fall for this trap. NTA 👍

Active_Somewhere8248 | Active_Somewhere8248

Parents using children for personal gain? NTA calls them out 👏

Mesothelin | Mesothelin

Her boyfriend's family crossed a line, she made the right call. NTA 👍

Wrong_Moose_9763 | Wrong_Moose_9763

Caution advised on business deals with family. Communication is key.

auscadtravel | auscadtravel

Buying a house with boyfriend is enough insecurity, no MIL

Glittering_Bottle706 | Glittering_Bottle706

NTA, it's not a gift - it's a Trojan horse 🐏

IAndaraB | IAndaraB

Buying a house with a boyfriend is a bad idea, without marriage. 💔

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Navigating family gifts and boundaries in relationships 💔

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Avoiding a $100k trap with strings attached 👌

The_Amazing_Username | The_Amazing_Username

🚩 NTA! Run away from those red flags!

No-Train8518 | No-Train8518

Trust your gut and don't fall for fake gifts 👍

SpeedBlitzX | SpeedBlitzX

Clear NTA ruling with no room for debate 👏

AOHare | AOHare

Avoid the math-challenged mama's boy's family when buying a house. NTA 👍

SecretMusician8485 | SecretMusician8485

Dump the boyfriend and his manipulative mother. NTA.

fizzbangwhiz | fizzbangwhiz

Think twice before buying a house with a man and his mother 🤔

KiteBrite | KiteBrite

Avoiding a scam: why turning down a 'gift' was right 💪

pecanorchard | pecanorchard

Boyfriend tries to manipulate girlfriend into buying house, gets called out. 🏠

LazyOpia | LazyOpia

Couple declines family 'gift' of house, suggests future investment instead 😊

kitkatbloo | kitkatbloo

Don't let his emotionally attached family ruin your finances 💸

tesselate01 | tesselate01

Don't give in to pressure, trust your instincts and protect yourself 💰

Sunshine_Tampa | Sunshine_Tampa

Boyfriend's mother's 'gift' is a terrible deal. NTA.

BudgetTundra | BudgetTundra

NTA: Boyfriend's family's 'gift' is a terrible deal 💯

TrollopMcGillicutty | TrollopMcGillicutty

Boyfriend's mom's 'gift' is a bad deal. NTA for refusing.

justmeat23 | justmeat23

Don't fall for the scam! Get out now 💡💪

Selenophile91 | Selenophile91

Commenter warns against potential financial burden of girlfriend's demands.

Hexaethylene | Hexaethylene

Don't fall for the trap! 🚫🏠 Trust your gut. #NTA

PearlsOfWisdom27 | PearlsOfWisdom27

Don't be a fish out of water! OP made the right call 👍

BusyBeeBusyBee | BusyBeeBusyBee

Questioning the relationship's stability 🤔

Phil_PhilConners | Phil_PhilConners

Think twice before accepting a 'gift' with strings attached 👌

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Standing up for yourself: Woman declines unfair 'gift' 💪

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