I felt I needed to come back and mention a few other things. Mostly because of your age. After posting I got to thinking how new all of this must be to you.
You are in a unique position in that you are 18 years old. What is happening, being a land/homeowner is something I realize very few people your age can conceive of in a concrete way. This is one of those things that was supposed to happen “in the future”. Putting myself back at your age, and who I was, I’m not sure if I would have been more terrified, lost, or not being able to look past the immediate/near future.
The following is what I would be telling my younger self.
Sit down with pad and paper, draw a line down the middle, and on the left side write all the positives about this situation, and on the right all the negatives. Over the next few days, weeks, months add to each side as necessary, and cross off things that are no longer a concern. I can almost guantee you that you will not cross off any of the positives, but will cross off the negatives as you put them in the proper perspective, or solve this.
Some of the positives that immediately come to mind, in no particular order...
Source of income (roommates or renting house out)
Having a certain roof over your head
Pride of ownership
Space to potentially start a home business without having to rent space
Being able to decorate/use your home as you want (mostly)
Negatives (and putting them in perspective)
Property taxes (can roommates supply enough money to pay all or most?)
Transportation (at some point you will get a car, and you can use Uber, Bird scooters, bus, bike, walk)
Expression of dislike of neighborhood. Why? Is it unsafe (rent house out, rent out an apt in another area)
Job. I’m not getting this one. You don’t want to live in the country, jobs are in the city, Austin is a big city with very low unemployment, so jobs are easy to get and you can work one that pays your expenses, along with roommates paying property taxes.. you can interview for that better job while you are working the typical 18 year old job. Jobs for 18 year old generally involve working some nights and weekends, so you have times during business hours to inverview. With roommates paying property taxes, or renting the house for more, covering property taxes and income of rental (yes, that’s taxed as income, but with many write offs like depreciation, repairs, paying property manager, etc) you would have enough money to rent a small place and work your 18 year old job for as long as it takes to find a job you want long term.