A GROUP of friends of a son who evicted his parents are sharing their side of the story after being caught in the family drama.
The couple said they had been making payments on the home for more than 20 years.
“Every month we were paying $700 a month,” Ismael Ramirez told Fox 26 News.
However, the house was under their son’s name.
Three of the son’s friends, who all work in real estate, came forward to say what was on their minds.
“What they’re accusing us is fraud and we will have that time with those that have put our names out there,” a man known as Francisco told 1011 Now.
Francisco and his wife Laura said there was more to the story.
Laura bought the home from the Ramirez’ son, Jesus, saying that he told her he might lose the house.
“‘It’s going through foreclosure, I haven’t made the payments,’” Laura said, referring to what Jesus had told her.
“And I was like, ‘Wow’ and I said ‘Talk to your parents. Let them know that you’re gonna sell it and that you need to start looking for another house.’”
According to Laura, Jesus told her that his parents were “not cooperating” with him and that he was going to have to sell it anyway.
“He goes ‘Can you buy it from me?’” explained Laura. “So I told him I was able to do it.”
Laura said she wanted to clear up the accusation that she was given the house for free.
“We did an owner-to-owner transaction,” she said. “Everyone’s thinking that he signed the house over to me. No, he didn’t.
“There’s money involved and I paid US currency for it. I paid money. It was not free.”
The group also said they believed Jesus may have been on the verge of a mental breakdown.
“Jesus’ dream and goal was to pay off the house and gift it to his mother,” said Maggie, another friend.
“Like what he’s done to his, his trucks, furniture. He gives it all to them.”
Maggie believes that may have been Jesus’ ultimate goal with the house but due to the circumstances, that wasn’t allowed to happen.
“If there’s anything we can do to help the parents to look for a home, I’m willing to help them,” said Laura. “It’s very sad that it led to all of this.”
At this time, it’s unclear what Laura and Francisco plan to do with the home and why the Ramirez family was evicted.
The Ramirez’ other son, Ismael Jr. says that thehas tried to reach out to Jesus, who said in April that he was feeling ill and being taken care of.
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Meanwhile, a GoFundMe was created to help the couple and has nearly reached its $45,000 goal.
“We are very grateful to all those who have been cooperating and to those who are still helping us out,” read a special message on the fundraiser page. “No matter how small.”