Yes Jake! Buy a House. That was the best investment I ever made...back when I was 21 and the market was worse than now! Believe that. But it went up and I was able to make $50,000 in 3 years and than used that down payment to put down and go on to the next place.
The homes are a great value right now and rates are great. Get a good realtor and lender where you are looking and go for it!
It will be the best thing you ever did...well one of them. My kids are better actually but that is a differnet tyoe of investment! Try that someday too.
Dirk T Knudsen
"The Real Estate Doctor"