You are with out a doubt on the right track...Congratulations . If your credit is on the rise and in good standing, my suggestion to you is get your FICO score and rather than rent find your self an investment stop renting and OWN! It is for your best interest. YOUR FUTURE, please let me advise you on a new financial life line, it doesn't mean you have to take my advise, just get some.
There are many options for some one like you....Five minutes of your time will give you a world of opportunities out there. I think we were all you at one point in our lives, I only wished some one told me to call them for "FREE" advise.
Anyway, if you need anything further Id be happy to help you, LET YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU why let your money pay for some one else investment.. You could own two places in no time at all. I have a daughter your age, I would advise her just the same; whether she takes the advise I can not control all I can do is give it.
Funny but true story.... A long time ago I got the Nick name of The Guardian "Agent" and I stuck with it.. I was doing more than Real Estate back then...anyway, I had clients who thought I was their Guardian Angel and they started calling me the Guardian "Agent"... they told me I was their get rich quick solution...Funny how things turn out., I now help their grand children, small small world.
Best of Luck,
The Guardian "Agent"