Buying a house is definitely a major decision to make. But for those with a limited budget or even time, some people choose to buy pre-owned homes. Just like buying a new house, acquiring a pre-owned home has its own advantages and disadvantages. Indeed, it is cheaper and less hassle because the new owner would just choose the best house design that would suit his preferences. Unlike in buying a new house or completely starting from scratch, pre-owned homes are like ready to wear clothes sold in thrift shops. In planning to buy a certain pre-owned home, one must be intelligent enough to choose the house with less damages or things that must be renovated. Its history must be investigated also. For example, what type of people used to live there and was there a criminal case that happened. These things are important because it might affect the house vibe and it may transfer to the new owners. I personally believe in ghosts and I do not want to be disturbed by them, especially in my own house. Also, I do not like to live in a place where bad things happened. I want to live in a house where a happy family used to live and so I would also like to acquire the happy vibe that they had. The disadvantage of buying a pre-owned home is the hassle of repairing and renovating according to the new owner’s preferences and tastes. Also just like buying a pre-owned clothes in a thrift shop, the feeling of living in a pre-owned home is different from living in a brand new house. Before buying a pre-owned home, the buyer must have a good relationship with the seller. Asking questions is also helpful to fully understand the house and the essential things about it. For example, the location of the fire or emergency exit or secret spaces if there are any. In conclusion, buying a house, whether new or old is a major decision to make. I think that if a person wants to have a new house to live in, he should save money rather than buying a pre-owned home then saving another amount for a new house.