Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Thrifty 15 Year-Old Bought This House For $12,000, But Wait Till You See Inside.

Many people spend years saving up to buy the perfect house, one with all the amenities and luxuries that they could ever dream of. Willow is a teenager who had a dream of home ownership, but she decided to do things the unconventional way. Instead of waiting until she was grown, or waiting until she found a dream home, she took the small amount of money that she had and used it to buy a house in need of some serious TLC.

Though it didn't cost much, the property needed plenty of repairs -- all of which Willow and her family would do herself. With a little help from a celebrity who caught wind of her story, Willow was able to make all of her dreams come true. And once she did, she kept the momentum going and made a decision that was even more surprising. Read more about WIllow's story below.

This is Willow Tufano.

At just 15 years old, she's already incredibly smart and ambitious, with plenty of goals in mind.

This is Willow Tufano.

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Willow has recently made a purchase that many other teenagers wouldn't dream of.

Can you guess what she might have spent her hard-earned money on?

Willow has recently made a purchase that many other teenagers wouldn't dream of.

Chana Joffe-Walt / NPR

That's right: She's already bought her own house.

She bought the property after saving about $6,000 for a down payment.

That's right: She's already bought her own house.

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The home was actually once worth $100,000.

Do to a foreclosure, it actually went up on the market for a mere $12,000.

The home was actually once worth $100,000.

Chana Joffe-Walt / NPR

Her parents supplemented the other half of the price.

And just like that, Willow and her family had a brand new home.

Her parents supplemented the other half of the price.

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