Most of the responses in "Readers Tell How They Bought First Homes" (June 25), should have been titled "How Mommy and Daddy Bought My First Home For Me." Some even had the audacity to praise themselves on their independence and real estate savvy because of their smart purchases. Ha!
The story of the guy who was so proud because he bought his first home while he was still in college was enough to make me choke on my plastic spoon. He didn't buy a first home, his parents bought another home and gave it to him. They probably also paid for his tuition, books and a car. I wonder if mommy did his laundry on the weekends, too.
The girl who moved back in with her parents and only paid the water bill was equally nauseating. Then they both proceeded to educate us "fools" on how to buy a house. Give me a break. The only thing those two could teach me is how to live off their parents.
Here's a real "Bought First Home While Still in College" story: In April, my girlfriend, Gina Sparks, bought her first home by herself. She works full time, goes to school full time and has been financially independent since she was 17.