If you decide to buy a house, you need to balance your budget and the basics needs - usually at beginning you have so called simoleons. When you consider different houses, think about the number of bedrooms . It is worth having two at the beginning - one for sleeping, and one as a room with different staff: desk with computer, running track, easel, guitar etc, but it is not necessary. Pay attention to the size and the place it is situated in and the distance from the city centre - if it is far away, you need more time to get to shop, gym or bookstore. If you choose your dream house, decide if you want to buy it with furniture or not. Of course it costs and you may nor afford it 073]. Moreover, it may take away a part of fun. When you buy a house without furniture , you will have minimum 5-6 thousands for proper furniture.