6 Signs that a Home Has "Good Bones"

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “good bones”, right?
"Good bones" is a term used to describe a house with solid structural integrity. It's like saying the house has a great backbone, even if it needs a little makeover to spruce up its appearance. 

Some people might argue that it is overly used, but it still remains a relevant and useful term when assessing the structural integrity of a home. So what indicates good structural “bones”

  1. No visible cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling.
  2. Floors are level and not sagging or sloping.
  3. Doors and windows open and close easily without sticking or jamming.
  4. No signs of water damage or leaks in the walls, ceiling, or foundation.
  5. The roof is in good condition with no missing or damaged shingles or tiles.f
  6. The electrical and plumbing systems are up to code and functioning properly.

While these are some general indicators of a structurally sound home, it's always best to hire a professional home inspector to assess the overall condition of a property before purchasing or making any major renovations.

If you have any questions or want more information about other important factors to consider when purchasing a home, send me a message! 270-772-0528 or [email protected]

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