You live in a rented apartment all these years?<quoted text>
I've begun working through a realtor, to purchase a house.
it has gotten a lot cheaper to buy a house, than it is to rent.
Given your advanced age and single status, I think it would be better to stay put in your rented pad than to make an outright purchase of real estate which would be a waste of money.
Wishing you the very best in life.