Home Inspection Nightmares: Avoid Unwanted Surprises
As we approach Halloween and the days grow darker, it’s time to tell some spine-chilling stories. These stories aren’t about ghosts and ghouls, though. Instead, let’s talk about home inspection nightmares. The Step By Step Inspections Team has seen our fair share of spooky situations regarding home-buying and maintenance. Avoid a frightful fate as we […]
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How To Find Out if A Home Has Lead-Based Paint
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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5 Things To Know When Buying a Home in Myrtle Beach
Are you dreaming of owning a home in Myrtle Beach? If so, you’re not alone. The Grand Strand is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country, and many people want to call it home. However, you should know a few things before buying a home in Myrtle Beach. Step By Step Inspections […]
Mold Risks in South Carolina and How an Inspection Can Help
South Carolina homeowners should be aware of the risk of mold in their homes. The hot, humid climate provides the perfect environment for mold to grow, and it can often go undetected until it’s too late. It’s important to understand that not all molds are harmful, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. In […]
4 Types of Home Inspections and Why They Matter
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 […]
Should You Buy a Home Now or Wait?
COVID-19 impacts the economy in various ways, from supply chain issues to supply and demand to inflation. The retail, hospitality, and restaurant industries all suffered, as well as others. However, one industry that exploded was the residential real estate market. Perhaps you’ve been waiting to buy and wondering if the time is right or not. […]
Scary Stories about Home Inspections Gone Wrong
Homebuyers sometimes decline their right to a home inspection for a variety of reasons. We understand the South Carolina real estate market can be competitive, and time may be limited. Still, we at Step By Step Inspections don’t believe there’s ever an excellent reason to waive a home inspection. You may find you agree with […]
The Top 5 Most Expensive Home Repair Projects
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 […]
Should I Get a Mold Inspection Before I Buy a New Home?
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.