Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is too young for both. Being the dad of a daughter who is almost 16 should not be a home owner just yet. Thye need to learn to balance a check book. Being able to earn enough money to pay for it. Even at 18, most people are not ready to buy a home. When it comes to voting, there are some 16 years olds that follow politics, but most if it is not on their Instagram, have no clue who is running or why.  

Nov 04, 2015 09:40 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes I do think 16 is too young to vote - look what just happened in Canada with all the students voting for someone "hot and will legalize weed"!!

An embarrassment and an outrage.

Nov 04, 2015 09:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is there really an age limit on maturity or good judgement.

Jan 22, 2019 08:44 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It used to be one is old enough to fight and die for America could NOT vote.

Now one is old enough to vote and voice (teen) opinion do not have to serve the country.

Nov 04, 2015 11:34 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Too young. Tell me, unless for 'neccesaries' will the DC Courts enforce contracts when one of the parties is under the age of 18? This, I believe, is the guideline that should be followed.

Nov 04, 2015 09:13 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have an opinion about voting but I think it is too young to buy real estate.

Nov 04, 2015 09:13 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Lise. Heck yes, it should be connected to an ability to join the military. If that minimum age is 18, they that is where it should be for voting.

Nov 05, 2015 05:50 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Glad you could tie it back in, LOL!  I am against this.  Unless they are going the way of Europe where at 16 you are a full fledged adult, I do not feel that minors should be able to vote.  Susan Emo has a great reason why.  That's how Bill Clinton got elected (his late night TV saxophone playing got a lot of teens convincing their parents he was "cool").  The younger generations are voting with other people's pocket books.  All you have to do to win today is say "Free stuff"

Nov 05, 2015 11:48 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes way to young.  As for buying a home, depends on the maturity of the teen

Nov 05, 2015 05:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

My personal opinion is that 16 is too young. You never know what to expect next from the DC government.

Nov 05, 2015 04:07 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

The DC government needs to have their collective heads examined.

Nov 05, 2015 04:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think 16 is probably too young to vote and most likely to buy real estate as well.

Nov 05, 2015 02:25 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe I believe 16 is too young to vote and to have the responsibility of real estate ownership.

Nov 05, 2015 02:03 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think maybe there should be a requirement to hold a full time for 1+ years before you can vote, age would not matter then and people actually understand that all those cool benefits you get when not working come out of working peoples checks not from the government.

Nov 05, 2015 01:34 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it's much too young..... and it's much too young to buy and/or own real estate....

Nov 05, 2015 01:01 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

They say the brain isn't fully developed till 25-ish and I wonder about 30, even. And nowadays, kids make decisions based on hormones and crowdsourcing. Gee, what could go wrong there? :D

Nov 05, 2015 12:22 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe I believe it's too early to allow them to vote at that age!

They are not even out of high school and would decide the fate of local government! Is that fair?

Now buying a real estate - I do not think that should be a concern. A senior family member can guide them on what to do.

Nov 04, 2015 11:30 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Owning a house then is just crazy.  Shouldn't they be living at home and going to school?  They need to learn how to balance a checkbook and responsibly manage credit establish credit.  Oh yeah, and maybe get a job....but shouldn't they still be in school?  Crazy.  That is setting a bad precedent.

I have less issues w/ them voting, but again not sure that would be done responsibly either.  Then again, not sure the majority of Americans do it responsibly either.

Didn't they change the voting age down from 21 to 18 to coincide w/ when people could get drafted.  

What about the drinking age?

I think things are just fine as they are.

Nov 04, 2015 10:59 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I bought my first home at 21 and barely knew what I was doing. I think it's too young for both. But maybe some sort of prep-to-vote program would be great so more turned out to the poles when they were 18+.

Nov 04, 2015 10:41 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential



I do think it is too young. There would be some 16 year olds who would handle voting and real estate ownership just fine but many would not.

Nov 04, 2015 10:24 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I know I was too young at 16 for either. 

Nov 04, 2015 10:10 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Because of the distortion, skew  and subversive influence tax dollars impose on capital cities, no citizen in a national or state capital should be allowed to vote. Never mind that little constitution thing.

The majority are in essence voting for their job or the job of their neighbor or family.

In your example, identify the special interest group behind this and the issue becomes clear.

Nov 04, 2015 09:49 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Why yes, yes I do on both counts

Nov 04, 2015 09:34 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes it is too young to vote.

If they have the income to buy it why not!

Nov 04, 2015 09:20 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes they are to young to vote and to young to own real estate.

Nov 05, 2015 09:26 AM