Ok. So. Interesting situation. Here in a couple months my wife and kids and I will be living in Oklahoma but only for a few months, at which time we will be moving to San Diego (needs of the Corps). My wife's mom lives in Oklahoma with her parents (she just went through a bad divorce). She is trying to buy her own house, but because of the divorce she is running into problems. Now, I realize buying a house for us is probably not a good idea considering we won't be there for more than a few months. But here's our idea, and its mostly to help out my mother-in-law: we buy a foreclosed house for 50,000 or less there, live there for a couple months, then when we're off to San Diego, we sell it to my mother-in-law. Here's where my questions comes in. I am entitled to a VA loan. If I sell the house to my mom-in-law, for what we owe on the mortgage, will she be left with the same interest rate as we were given? Or could she get shafted? Are there any other potential problems I'm not considering in this deal?