Family drama

My brother made an offer to our aunt, uncle and their daughter (my cousin) to purchase their home, which they purchased in the 70’s for $50,000. And that’s how much he offered to buy their home. The property value is over a million, but he tried to make it sound as if he will be doing them a favour by renovating the home after he buys it from them. In return, he would charge them rent to get his money back. The house is supposed to be my cousin’s inheritance and she’s too afraid to say no to him so she asked me for advice. My advice: he can take a hike for making such a ridiculous, shameful offer. I’ve been furious for months because I didn’t know he was that selfish. Now he won’t speak to me. I will never let anyone take advantage of my family, even my own brother.


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Jan 16, 2021 at 1:34am

What a goof, tell him to calm down, stop destroying everything he touches.

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Jan 16, 2021 at 1:48am

there is one in every family! I’m glad you told her to stand up to him.

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Jan 16, 2021 at 3:33am

So, let me get this straight, your brother wants to buy your Aunt/Uncle/Cousins home for the same price they paid for it 50ish years ago, and for the same price. Why in God's name is your cousin & nor running to the nearest realtor to get the proper value for the property? Is everyone THAT terrified of your jerk and thief of a brother? He wants to BUY their house and ALSO make them pay him rent?? Does he have drug, gambling, alcohol, or other addiction issues? You MUST know that the MINUTE the house is in his name he'll give your Aunt, Uncle & cousin their walking papers in the form of an eviction letter - this jackass has one thing on his mind - getting rich off his relatives. You need to hire a reputable Real Estate Agent IMMEDIATELY, I know (personally) one of the most honest, straight-up ones in all the Lower Mainland - and she CANNOT be bullied or B.S.'d by your brother. The thought of this selfish jerk treating his flesh & blood like his own personal ATM machine for about 20 times the value of the home, in his favour, is reprehensible. Email me (if this is allowed) at for the realtors' info - she'll handle EVERYTHING from start to finish and you won't even have to engage with your brother. PLEASE, do NOT allow yourselves to be manipulated out of the roof over your heads. Your brother could not care LESS what becomes of any of you. You are in my heart and prayers.

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Jan 16, 2021 at 5:08am

Sucks big time!!!

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Jan 16, 2021 at 8:02am

very manipulative of your brother. Reminds me of the second mortgage nightmare in the States. Good on you for shutting it down.

15 2Rating: +13

That's actually frightening.

Jan 16, 2021 at 9:55am

The brother sounds like a criminal. They pay him rent back after they've been taken advantage of and robbed? WTF. It's very good that your sibling fucked off, and that you want to defend the family. If your aunt is afraid to say no to him, they are vulnerable.

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Seniors Abuse and Information Line

Jan 16, 2021 at 10:30am

is a toll-free telephone line staffed 7 days a week (excluding holidays) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Call 604-437-1940 / Toll-Free: 1-866-437-1940

29 2Rating: +27

It’s good to see their true colours

Jan 16, 2021 at 1:23pm

Now that you know how corrupt and exploitative he can be, you should warn your cousin to never trust this man with anything again. Sorry that your brother has turned out to be a scumbag.

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Yes the 'Seniors Abuse and Information Line'

Jan 16, 2021 at 5:13pm

Will link you with a legal beagle, at little or no cost, who will make short order of putting that bozo predator under notice of major legal problems if he doesn't back off.

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Jan 16, 2021 at 9:26pm

Ugly predicament for your family, please stick up for your aunt and uncle no matter what. Your brother sounds pathological.

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