Is crack in brick mortar a big concern?
I am looking at buying a brick house. The brick seems in good shape and does not need tuck-pointing, however, under one window on the side of the house, there is a crack in the mortar which is about 1/8 inch wide. On one side of the crack, the bricks stick out about 1/4 of an inch more than the others. Is this a sign of a cracked foundation, or just natural settling? Is this a major concern?