Once upon a time, landing a full-time job out of college meant the beginning of smooth sailing. Back in the day, tuition was manageable, careers were more stable, and if you had a job lined up, graduation marked the end of struggling to “make it.”
You might want to build equity by buying a house instead of renting, but you may also have limited funds. So why not look for an affordable fixer-upper, then add some sweat equity to make it shine? Rent a dumpster to get rid of all the junk and debris, clean and refurbish the place yourself, and start fresh.