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Old 02-07-2019, 03:02 PM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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We've been living with family for some time and in the past have done it for a variety of reasons.

If everyone wants to do it and is up for making it a positive situation then I say do it! But things can happen and situations may come up where a backup plan for if your family needs to move out/away. So maybe have a list of apartments nearby that your family could qualify for if something happens and they need to relocate and place a portion of money that you save aside for emergency housing (enough for a deposit and up to 6 months rent) because even if you guys get along well things happen and your family needs to prepare to take care of themselves if they get left alone.

I remember asking a similar question and got a lot of people going on about how they couldn't stand their in-laws, warning you that the women are going to fight and all that. Fortunately my family all have formed healthy relationships and our personalities go really well with each other so we actually live better with each other than we do with most neighbors. I personally think that there's immense value in co-living with family members especially those with growing children. Your family has to be into it, which it sounds like yours is so I say go ahead.

No matter what, thank you and your family for the sacrifices you all make for the rest of us!
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:11 PM
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How old are you kids? Seems kind of disruptive to their lives.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Location: S.W. Florida
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No way I would do it, especially since you donít need to do this for financial reasons.
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Old Today, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.910nc View Post
So my parents are offering me and my wife a cool opportunity to save and invest a lot of money for the next 2 yrs.

I've getting deployed for a total of 400 days. I'm in the Army Reserves and a State Correctional Luitentant. We live just 10 mins from my parents house. My wife works for local government as well.

My parents suggest my wife and kids move in with them until I get back, plus rent out the current house we live in now. We've done this twice before but not with kids. Their house is over 2800 sqft. Plus I'm getting a big contract bonus for reenlistment. So this would pay off our 3rd house and all the deployment money/wife salary would go to buying 2 more houses. I just don't want invade my parents space and put my family in bad situation. Would you move back in?
Move in only if your wife and kids get along with your parents and vice versa.
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