I have a 1962 brick ranch with full basement. As I was considering its purchase 10+ years ago, I noticed a crack in the living room drywall which ascended up the wall and half way across the ceiling. (A similar crack was later found in the basement wall just below the upstairs one). It had been repaired and no new indications of cracks. When asked, the home inspector I hired said it was no problem, normal settling for a house this old. Fine.
Now over the past 10 years, the crack has reappeared, along with a few in the kitchen and dining room. Small, but there, all the same. Then I noticed along the front side of the house a crack in the masonry extending pretty much the full height of the exterior side. Also over the years, I've heard the house occasionally creaking and the floors are a little noisier, but all door openings still appear square. Also, no apparent sagging or uneven areas of the floor.
So, with that brief description, I'm looking for input as to whether this is a serious problem, or "normal" for a house of this age.
Thanks for any responses.