I was 29 years old when I bought my first house and looking back, I'm slightly puzzled why I didn't buy one before that! Maybe because it seems like such a responsible and grown up thing to do and I didn't think of myself as either of those things for a long time... in fact my first house was so ditzy and silly my friends called it a doll's house :)
My late husband and I were 20 and 21 respectively. Our first home was a little apartment in Edinburgh. Since that time we have purchased five other homes including an investment property. Hard to believe in this day and age but our first property cost us one thousand pounds back in 1965.