i'm under 25 and i want to know the best way to buy a house. like some other people have said, buying or renting a house and fixing it up is definitely the way to go. however, i don't even have 1 property yet. what's the best way to get started? i'm willing to put work into it. also, there is speculation that the housing market may decline. if that is the case, how could i use that to my advantage? is now a bad time to buy a house and fix it up? or should i wait? if the housing market declines, how long does the cycle usually last? like when would it be good to buy a house and fix it up again? to anyone out there who has real estate experience, knowing what you know now and if you were under 25, what would you do? thanks p.s. i have perfect credit, zero debt, i have a 2001 car 100% paid for, i make money from trading, but it's gonna be a few years before i really have a good amount of money (100k+). although all my current income comes from trading, i would be willing to get a job just to pay a house payment, etc.