My son has a house at Mount Gravatt East that he is thinking of selling. He doesn't like having a $434k mortgage and feels like I've pushed him into this purchase. I did push him insofar as we used a deposit left by my late mother as deposit. I wanted him to use this windfall before prices rose out of his reach. He couldn't buy the same house now. This house costs him $10 per week to hold. As soon as the rent goes up by $10 it becomes neutral, and from then on it puts money in his pocket. The land value has just risen to $500k. With hindsight it was a big mistake, and I believe he wants to sell just so he can feel he owes us nothing. If he sells now, after fees, he is likely to come out with $20k to $30k cash. (This is because we would take back and keep the deposit until he reaches 25 as per my mother's wishes.) He paid $485k eighteen months ago, and latest desktop valuation was $534k. I'm at the end of my tether trying to make him see that he is giving away future growth just to not have to ever say he owes me anything because this was my idea.