This young teen purchased her own home and shocked her parents who came to visit

You don’t really expect a teenager to buy her own house do you? Well, Willow Tufano is unlike your regular ten. This teen bought her own house and even renovated it. As an ambitious young Girl, Willow received help from a famous celebrity to love her dream of having her own house.


This young girl proved to everyone that the stereotype of every teen is parties, music and movies. However when her mom entered her home, something happened.

1 She surprised her family by buying a home

Willow Tuffano bought herself a home helped by none other than Ellen Degeneres who gifted her $10,000. Ellen was impressed by this resilient young girl and thus helped her with her dreams. With the money, Willow started upgrading her own home. Willows story is extremely inspiring.

Ellen Degeneres with her mother

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2 She would buy and sell

When this youngster was 14, she would buy and sell items form craigslist making herself a tidy little profit. She would then purchase items cheap from local auctions. Her resourcefulness helped her save $6000. Willow never disclosed this fact to her parents who after finding out were shocked.


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3 Willows parents were shocked

When willow revealed her plans to her parents, they were almost agape and stunned. How could a 14 year old buy a new house. But they never really bargained for the wily businessman in their daughter.


Willow eyed one particular property that was listed as $100,000 on the market. However inflation reduced the price to just $16,000. Willow haggled till she finally got the house for $12,000 which was a real bargain. The tough little girl renovated most of the rooms herself.

little girl renovated most of the rooms herself

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4 Help from unexpected quarters

This was when Ellen DeGeneres heard her story and donated $10,000 to her for renovations. Her parents too finally got around and helped her in the renovation. Today Willow has rented out her property for $700 a month. At 15 she is now a landlord. This teen bought her own home and surprised everyone.

If only every young mind thought alike. Willow Tufano’ story is motivating and inspiring to many. Watch her interview with Ellen.


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