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February 14, 2024 Newsletter


February 14, 2024

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Tilghman Estate

808 Tillson Rd. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

$894,999 | 4 Beds | 4 Baths

Discover exquisite coastal living in Tilghman Estate, just 3 blocks from the beach. This luxurious gem boasts 4 beds, 4 baths, parking for 10+, and no restrictions on boat or RV parking. Enjoy lakefront views, over half an acre of land, and an in-law suite with rental potential. Features include high-end appliances, granite countertops, and two screened-in porches. With no HOA, short/long-term rentals allowed, and a private dock, this property offers an unmatched investment opportunity.

FAQs about Home Inspection

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection objectively examines a house’s physical structure and systems, from the roof to the foundation. On average, a single-family home inspection usually takes 2-4 hours to complete, though this is heavily dependent on the home’s size and condition. After the inspection process, the inspector will send the client an inspection report (often within 24-48 hours) that covers their findings, complete with pictures, analysis, and recommendations.

What does a home inspection include?

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing system; electrical system; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; and the foundation, basement and structural components. ASHI publishes a Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics outlining what to expect in the home inspection report.

It is important to note that there may be some exceptions. If certain areas are inaccessible (locked door, tenant’s belongings in the way) or unsafe conditions (severely steep roofs, poor structural integrity), the inspector will explain the situation and note that they could not assess that specific area or system.

Why do homebuyers need a home inspection?

Buying a home is a significant investment and might be the largest one a homebuyer ever makes. It’s recommended that homebuyers gain as much knowledge as possible about the property before purchasing it. A thorough home inspection can reveal any significant repairs needed, potential oversights by the builder, or general maintenance required to keep the property in good condition. By going through the inspection process, homebuyers can better understand the property they are considering and confidently make informed decisions. Additionally, if a homeowner plans to sell their property, a home inspection can identify any repairs needed to improve the home’s selling condition.

Do the homebuyers have to be there?

Although the homebuyer doesn’t need to be present during the home inspection, it is highly recommended. Many homebuyers find it to be a valuable and worthwhile experience. Being present during the inspection allows the homebuyer to observe the inspector’s findings and ask questions as they arise. Interacting with the inspector during the inspection can provide homebuyers with invaluable information to help them make informed decisions about their investment.

Can a house fail a home inspection?

A professional home inspection is an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home’s market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.

What if the inspection report reveals problems?

It is important to note that no house is perfect. As stated earlier, an inspection can reveal significant repairs needed, potential oversights by the builder, or only general maintenance required to keep the property in good condition. The inspector’s role is not to tell the clients if they should buy the house but to help them understand the full cost of ownership. The home inspector’s goal is to leave their clients with a deeper understanding of their prospective home, so they can make a sound decision as they continue their homebuying process.

What if an issue arises with the home inspection or report?

In some cases, the homebuyer may be displeased with the service the home inspector provided. Often in these situations, the homebuyer is left feeling that crucial defects or details were missed during the inspection process or left out of the inspection report. ASHI always suggests that the homebuyer should contact their home inspector and explain the concerns they have with the home inspection report.

Sometimes, it may turn out to be a simple misunderstanding, with the inspector providing further explanation clarifying the issue. In many states, home inspectors are licensed and follow the regulations put forth by their state. If the homebuyer is not able to resolve their dissatisfaction with the home inspector directly, they are encouraged to contact their state governing body for information on how to proceed. It is important to note that any enforcement or sanctioning is specifically reserved for state governing bodies.

North Myrtle Beach Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week

When Bessie, a lovable and friendly 2-year-old mixed breed, came to our shelter she seemed like most strays. However, Bessie had a little surprise in store for us…

The next day we walked in to her having giving birth to just one puppy! Bessie was a nurturing mother, but now she is ready to find a family of her own. Bessie is a wonderful companion who loves nothing more than spending time with her humans. She has a bubbly personality and demands attention with her wagging tail and big brown eyes. She enjoys playing with toys and is comfortable in a car, but she is also content to cuddle up on the couch and watch TV with you. She is a great listener and loves to be praised for good behavior. To meet Bessie or some of our other dogs available for adoption, please call 843-249-4948 to schedule an appointment or you can submit an application HERE.


Adela’s Mexican Kitchen at 2009 Hwy 17 in North Myrtle Beach is a great stop for authentic, fresh Mexican food. Try one of their many tasty margaritas with your homemade salsa and warm chips! They also offer lunch specials.


Iconic is back at the Alabama Theatre beginning February 8! After a great run in 2023, this cutting-edge production is back to wow audiences with comedy and music of many genres such as country, classic rock, Broadway, and pop. Add in a stunning array of costumes and a newly designed set, this show is a must-see! Ask about locals specials.


Are you looking to add something new to your home now that winter is nearly behind us? Check out Waterway Furniture at 4341 Old Highway 17 in Little River. The oldest furniture store on the Grand Strand carries furniture, mattresses, and home decorating accents sure to help you update and refresh just in time for Spring.

Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day on February 14 💕. Even though we believe that love should be spread and celebrated every day, we don’t always remember to do that. So on this dedicated day, go above and beyond in expressing your love for family, friends, and of course, your significant other. And if you’re looking for a new home to share that love in, don’t hesitate to reach out—I’m here to help you find the perfect place to create new memories with your loved ones. 🏡

There’s one table that doesn’t require a reservation on Valentine’s Day – yours! Your valentine will love these seared scallops with garlic butter. Pair with a green salad, warm bread, and a smooth glass of white wine for a very special dinner for two!


  • 1¼ lbs sea scallops, preferably fresh dry packed scallops
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh herbs, hopped, plus more for garnish
  • lemon wedges, or garnish


  • Pat the scallops dry on both sides with a paper towel.
  • Season the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it’s just smoking.
  • Add the scallops in a single layer, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the scallops from the pan.
  • Melt the butter in the pan.
  • Add the garlic, then cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and herbs.
  • Return the scallops to the pan, then spoon the sauce over the top.
  • Garnish with herbs and lemon wedges.
  • Serve warm, and enjoy!

Kristen Lundy



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