buying an older home (1919)
Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I usually hang out on the gardening side. We have a contract on an older home in Virginia - it is part of an historic neighborhood. The home inspection is on Friday. The house has some cracking in the plaster walls and the ceilings. Some of the ceilings have been sprayed with the 'popcorn' texturing, possibly to help hide the cracking. Having looked at other homes in this neighborhood, I quickly realized that all of them had cracks, and this one is certainly no worse than the others we saw. Is it normal for an older house to have cracks in the walls AND ceilings if there isn't something structurally wrong? And how do we choose a reputable individual or contractor to do the repairs? This is assuming the inspector doesn't find anything horrible.
Thanks for any information you can offer.