They don't build 'em like they used to

Believe it or not, modern houses are constructed better than their predecessors

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When I hear people say, "They sure don’t build houses like they used to," I think to myself, "Yeah, and it’s a good thing, too."

Granted, the quality of many items in new homes — doors, paint, hardware, and so on — can’t measure up to that of their vintage counterparts. But when it comes to actual structure and infrastructure, there’s no comparison.