ummm 50k it would be crazy not to take the money. However it would depend on what the house looks like, if it is a old junker...the money for sure. If it was brand new and looked classy than the house. However i'd just take the 50k and move to where i want to than use the rest to buy a home i'd actually want, which makes more sense to me than accepting a old nasty house i wouldn't even want just because it's free. For me to take something i actually have to like it, just because it's free don't mean it's great and I should take it.
^ Em, it is so expensive here. We could both buy a bigger house too for the prices they have in the States. That whole global financial crisis missed Australia - I was waiting to grab a bit of a bargain, and waited and waited for prices to fall, but it didn't happen. I swear prices actually went up.