I’m going to be turning 18 in a few months, and I think it’s time for me to buy my first home and start a life. I’m not sure yet if I want an apartment or a house. I have sufficient money, and my credit is unscathed, but it’s something I’ve never done before. Where do I get a Realtor? What’s the difference between renting an apartment and owning a house? Is it anything like applying for a job? (do an interview, they check your credit, they check your resume, they find out “who you are” ect) Are you supposed to pay up-front or over time? How do you contact a landlord? How long does the process of home-buying take?
Sorry about my ignorance of this topic. Like I said, I’ll still be in high school when this happens. They don’t teach people about this stuff in school, and my parents don’t know that I’m going to do this yet.
Thanks for the advice! 😉
By the way, I have had the same job for about a year and a half. I know that houses usually run about 250,000 dollars in the area near my school. Like I said, that’s not really an issue. Of course I have credit, otherwise I wouldn’t be asking this.