What it Really Means When a Home Has Good Bones

Find out how to determine whether a home has “good bones.”

People frequently talk about "good bones" when it comes to purchasing a home, but it's not crystal clear what that actually means. It can be an argument for purchasing a superficially unattractive home, but there are also plenty of residences that have been badly designed, poorly remodeled, or not flexible enough for your lifestyle. It takes a bit of coaching to train your eye to see the possibilities—while also avoiding pitfalls. Below, we walk you through the process of spotting a diamond in the rough.

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