feelings about objects

I met the owner of the house I'm buying next week.  We had a very pleasant time during which he told me the history of building of the house.  He told me he is relieved to have met me because his wife and himself were worried about who's getting the house, would they love living there as much...and so on.  

I was surprised to see once more how people are emotional about their material belongings.  Yes, a house triggers our feelings since so many memories of loved ones were created in it.  But in the end, it is a possession that has no feelings. At 82 years of age, with a world of life experiences, he has not learned to let go.  Ah, its all a part of our life journey to learn and become enlighten.