Homeownership is more practical for young people than you might think.

Hey college students, did you know you can own a home at a younger age than you might think? In most states, you can become a homeowner at age 18, with only three states having a minimum age requirement of 19 or 21. Instead of paying rent for an apartment or living in a dorm throughout your college years, you can build equity in your own home.

To qualify for a home purchase, regardless of your age, you need good credit, including three tradelines and credit scores. Paying on time is crucial for building good credit. Additionally, having some income or a cosigner, such as your parents, can help you secure a loan. You’ll also need some money for a down payment and closing costs, which can come from gift funds.

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