Older homes have great character and style. In most cases expect more defects if you are buying an older home possible galvanized supplies that are at or near the end of there life expectancy. Possible electrical hazards, does your home have aluminum wiring, present. Foundation issues, and other issues. I'm not saying that you shouldn't buy an older home just expect more issues in the home inspection report. This may cost you more money down the road. So schedule your home inspection to learn more about that old home you have fallen in love with.