I remember when we bought our house years ago. It was a ten year old house at the time, but it was new to us. We were excited to fix it up just like we wanted. Advantages of moving into an older home were that the grass and flower beds were already growing well and the blinds were already in the windows. Those were things we didn’t have to think about. There were other things to consider such as mortgage life insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and even flood insurance. But the most fun part was decorating and making it a home with our family pictures and mementos.