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This 14-year-old is a homeowner!

  • 'Your age does not matter' says young real estate wiz
  • 3-bedroom home sold for $12,000, down from $100K
This 14-year-old is a homeowner!

Remember when you were 14 years old and full of wonder, energy and acne? Life was about mundane pleasures back then: Skateboarding. Video games. Spitballs (hey, you were a kid!).

Meet Willow Tufano, a Florida teen who not only owns a home, but is a landlord, according to reports.

It all happened when Willow's mom, a real estate investor who owns several properties, stumbled upon a two-bedroom home in Port Charlotte going up for auction. The price? A cool $12,000, down from $100,000 before the housing market collapse.

"I was like, 'What if I bought a house? That would be crazy,' " Willow told NPR.

Crazy? Maybe. Outstandingly wise for someone so young? Definitely.

Mother and daughter teamed up to split the house (so technically it's 50% Willow's), with the teen planning on buying her mother out in the coming years and putting her name on the title when she’s 18.

“If there’s one thing I want people to know, it’s that your age does not matter,” Willow told ABC News. ”If I can inspire another person my age, younger, that would mean the world. Whether it’s buying a house, buying a car, or whatever. If you really work for it and put your mind to it you can do what you want to do.”

It hasn’t been all easy street, Willow says. Inside, the home was a wreck, "like there was a riot or something," Willow told NPR.

"I know they'll be issues along the way... already the dryer wasn't working," she told HLN affiliate WZVN.

Willow and mom are now getting $700 a month in rent from a young couple, NPR reports.

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