Meet Willow Tufano, age 14: Lady Gaga fan, animal lover, landlord.
One day, she went to a house that an investor wanted to flip.
It was filled with all kinds of stuff! Willow says.
I was like, ‘I can sell this stuff if he’d want to let me have it.’
That was fine with the investor. So Willow sold the furniture and appliances from the house on Craigslist. She did the same thing with a bunch more houses. After a while, she was clearing about $500 a month, and saving a lot of it.
One day, Willow’s mom, Shannon, saw a two-bedroom, concrete-block home on auction for $12,000 — down from $100,000 at the peak of the bubble. Shannon was telling her husband about the house, when Willow piped up.
I was like, ‘What if I bought a house? That would be crazy,’ Willow says.
Willow wound up splitting the house with her mom. Willow plans to buy her mom out in the next few years, and put her name on the title when she turns 18 — via redwolf.newsvine.com