City Highlights Series: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI.
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Grosse Pointe Shores History:

Grosse Pointe Shores was incorporated in the early 1900s but as a village that was a section of Grosse Pointe Township and Lake Township. It was located partly in Macomb County and partly in Wayne County. However, the two townships became obsolete when Grosse Point Shores was established as a city in 2009. It is home to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House which is located on Lake Saint Clair. On the beautiful shores of Lake St. Clair is the Gross Pointe Yacht Club which is one of Grosse Pointe Shores best features. It has recently been stated by the city of Grosse Pointe Shores that it will try to move the entire city to be in Macomb County as the taxes are less expensive than Wayne County.

Grosse Pointe Shores Geography:

Grosse Pointe Shores a total land area of just over 19 square miles. Just over one square mile of Grosse Point Shores is water. It is however located on the shores of Lake St. Clair which makes Grosse Point Shores a great place to own a home if you like water adventures.

Grosse Pointe Shores Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:

Gross Pointe Shores offers homebuyers a variety of different styles of homes to purchase. There are historic homes, brick bungalows, modern homes and more. For homebuyers or home sellers of historic homes, it is important to include an asbestos and lead inspection during their home inspection. For modern homes, it is encouraged that the home owners or home buyers include a radon and mold inspection during their home inspection.

With Gross Pointe Shores having such a rich history there is a variety of buildings, properties, houses, and homes it has to offer. Each home and house has its unique challenges when doing a home inspection. Your home inspector should be well versed in the different kinds of homes, buildings, property, and houses in the area. When doing a home inspection your home inspector should be thoroughly checking mold, radon, water testing, sewer line, lead, asbestos, pests, pool/spa, structural engineering, structure components, roof, plumbing, electrical, foundation, well water, well, septic, and more where applicable. Not every house, home, building, and property will need the home inspector to perform all of these inspections. Your home inspector should do these inspections only when necessary. But whether downtown Gross Pointe Shores or in the suburbs of Gross Pointe Shores, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.

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