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This is the last update on my brother
Old 05-11-2021, 03:46 AM
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You guys helped me through so much, so I'm catching up anyone who is still interested in this:

We left off with my brother dying and me wondering what to do about the estate. I was thinking of just letting it go because my brother was so toxic. He stole the house from the rest of us when our mom died. People on here, though, thought I should pursue settling the estate and selling the house.

And I can't thank you enough.

We sold the house and it sold for 40K over asking price, in one day. While the house was in disrepair and was a distressed property, it turns out that the real estate market in Colorado Springs is HOT and we got over a hundred offers on that house. I am about to pay the outstanding bills for the estate and pay the lawyer and then it looks like I will have 190K-200K to split between my brother and sister. They are finally getting a payout for the years of abuse and I am so happy to be able to help them. Neither one has anything, now they'll have approximately 100K apiece. (If they had gotten what was theirs when our mom died, they probably would have been lucky to get 25K. Mike didn't realize it, but by sitting on that house for the last 14 years, it appreciated like crazy).

Thank you to everyone who read my story and commented and made suggestions. Proteacher is the best. There is another update on another one of my dramas that I will give later this week, but everything seems to be going well.


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Yay!
Old 05-11-2021, 03:59 AM
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I'm glad that selling the house worked out so well. Now that your brother is gone things should be a bit more peaceful in the family.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:01 AM
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YES! While I do mourn him, and I did love him, his death has been an enormous relief for the three of us. All three of us love each other and get along very well, so the toxicity is finally gone. Plus, I no longer have to worry about him.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:37 AM
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I'm glad to hear that things worked out so well with selling the house and that you will be able to have moeny left over after bills for your siblings. I think it is wonderful that you all get along so well.
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Thanks for the update
Old 05-11-2021, 05:42 AM
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I am glad things worked out for you all.


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Old 05-11-2021, 05:44 AM
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So glad it all worked out for you and your family.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:52 AM
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Well, that's wonderful news! I'm so glad you had such a great outcome. Your brother and sister are so lucky to have such a caring sister!
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:49 AM
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So glad that it worked out and you have found some peace.
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your loss
Old 05-11-2021, 07:01 AM
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I'm glad there was something good that came out of all the family strife. Yes, the home markets are crazy hot everywhere! Hope your family can move on in peace.
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Update on maryteach’s bro
Old 05-11-2021, 07:22 AM
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So glad things worked out for you and your siblings. The universe will conspire to help us if we let it.❤️


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Old 05-11-2021, 07:35 AM
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So happy that your dedication to your siblings paid off in such a positive way for you and your siblings.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:57 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm glad things are working out for you.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:57 AM
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What a great outcome! What a sweet conclusion.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:05 AM
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I am glad to hear that things worked out so easily and well for you.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:22 AM
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I missed your previous post about your brother. I am so sorry for the trauma he inflicted on everyone, and am glad that it's all over for you and your siblings - and his neighbor! Life throws strange curves at us, and the crazy housing situation made this turn out better than expected. Take comfort in the good memories - I hope there are some from when you were kids.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:32 AM
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What a great outcome! What a sweet conclusion.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:59 AM
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I'm glad your siblings will have some money that will help them out, and I'm very happy that this has all been resolved. I'm sure it is a huge relief for all involved. Thanks for updating us!
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:02 PM
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What an unexpected blessing!
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:42 PM
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I am so glad you were able to settle the estate and help your DB & DS.
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:01 PM
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I am so relieved for you that everything worked out with the house! Hopefully everyone will have a lot more peace in their lives now.

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Old 05-11-2021, 08:03 PM
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i'm so glad to hear that it worked out for your family, mary.
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Old 05-12-2021, 06:23 AM
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Aw I'm glad things worked out for you all. Sometimes we can't imagine the good possibilities of a bad situation.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:08 AM
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So glad you posted an update, and so glad everything worked out for the good of the rest of your family.
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