Hi folks! I used to enjoy reading the somersoft forums back in the day Can anyone please suggest how I should approach this situation? My dad is 60 and needs a place of his own. If I help him buy a place he has a lot more options and I will inherit the property one day. We are looking at buying an appartment for about $300k. He would pay cash for half of it, and I'd get a loan for the rest. He'd live in the apartment rent free, so I'd not be getting any income to service the loan, but I'd be getting an apartment for half price! Should I just get a variable rate loan and make sure I can afford it, or is there more to it?