Bought my First House in Venice ,CA when I was 27, my first income property, a Triplex a few years later. I have always believed that your most important investment is the home you live in. I have owned and managed an 18 unit apartment. I have made $Millions in Real Estate, and so can you!
After you acquire your dream home, you should consider some income properties. Although in the past multi-unit apts were a great investment, their rarity has made them too expensive, so now I recommend individual condos or single family dwellings as the way to go. Occasionally, a bargain fix-upper comes on the market, so I keep my eye out for those too, as flip candidates or a way to get cheaper income properties.
An avid traveler and photographer I even use a drone to make Real Estate videos. And I mount a GoPro camera on my motorcycle to make action videos.