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Tips and Tricks

How To Find Out if A Home Has Lead-Based Paint

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Are you shopping for a new home in North Carolina? The right house with excellent curb appeal and a beautiful paint job will attract attention. But, is that paint job hiding a dirty secret? In this post, Step By Step Inspections reveals how to find out if a home has lead-based paint and what houses […]

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Home Inspection

5 Unforgettable Scary Movies With Real-Life Houses

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Halloween is drawing near, ushering in tricks, treats, and all things spooky. At Step By Step Inspections, we’re particularly fond of houses. Consequently, we thought reviewing scary movies featuring real-life houses might be fun. Whether notable for the architecture, haunting, or otherwise, we put together a list of five scary movies with real-life unforgettable houses. […]

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Home Inspection

How To Prepare for A Home Inspection in 6 Steps

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Do you need a home inspection but worry about what to expect? Whether it’s your first one or not, you may have questions, and Step By Step Inspections has answers. Don’t spend time worrying unnecessarily. Keep reading to discover six steps to prepare for a home inspection, and feel confident about the process.

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Pest Inspection

4 Reasons Why Homebuyers Need a Pest Inspection

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When buying a new home, buyers often think about the neighborhood, the distance to work and amenities, and the house’s structural integrity. Regarding the structure, buyers order home inspections to ensure the home is sound. But did you know that general home inspections don’t cover all that could be wrong with a house? For example, […]

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Home Inspection

4 Types of Home Inspections and Why They Matter

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Home inspections are essential for several reasons. First, they help identify potential problems with a home before you purchase it, which gives you bargaining power. Next, they give you peace of mind knowing that you can address issues early and save money down the road. However, a standard home inspection doesn’t look for all the […]

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Charleston

Why Older Homes Need 4-Point Inspections

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When you’re in the process of buying a home, especially one that’s 30 years or older, getting a 4-point inspection is a must. This type of inspection from Step By Step Inspections checks the home’s vital systems: Plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and roofing. While these checks are pretty standard for every home inspection, having this done […]

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Pool Inspection

What to Expect During a Pool Inspection

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Buying a new home is an exciting experience. In southern climates like North Carolina’s, it’s not uncommon to purchase a home with a pool. Did you know, though, that home inspections don’t include the pool? In this post, Step By Step Inspections explains why you should include a pool inspection with the home inspection, and […]

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Home Repair

The Top 5 Most Expensive Home Repair Projects

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Homeownership is a crucial part of the American Dream. However, home repairs can be more of a living nightmare. If you plan on moving any time soon, you should be sure that the home you purchase is sound. After all, you don’t want to spend all your money buying the house only to discover a […]

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Radon Testing

Why Your South Carolina Home Needs Radon Testing

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For some reason, many people seem to think that radon is a low priority issue. In reality, radon-induced cancer results in tens of thousands of U.S. deaths every year. Homes across the entire country carry risks. Today, Step By Step Inspections explains the risks and prevalence of radon so you can determine whether your home […]

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Mold Inspection

Should I Get a Mold Inspection Before I Buy a New Home?

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With the real estate market on fire, some potential homebuyers include waiving inspections as part of their offer. However, Step By Step Inspections does not recommend waiving the home, pest, pool, or mold inspection. Instead, whether you currently own or you are attempting to buy, we recommend following through on the inspection, and here’s why.

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