City Highlights Series: Lake Orion, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.
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Lake Orion, MI History:

Lake Orion was settled in 1824, and it was originally called Canandaigua, after a city in New York. Lake Orion was settled by two men named Judah Church and Moses Munson. Munson built a sawmill and planted an orchard in 1825. Another settler, Jesse Decker came to the settlement and became very well known, so much that the town was nicknamed “Decker’s Settlement”. It would be another ten years until the name Canandaigua would be changed to Orion, along with the name of the lake. Decker would later become the first Supervisor of Orion and later elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. Lake Orion was the first town in the United States to have the service of Marine Postal Center, in 1909. It was in 1929 that they changed the name from Orion to Lake Orion.

Lake Orion, MI Geography:

Lake Orion is located in Oakland County of Southeast Michigan. The Village of Oxford is north of Lake Orion and Auburn Hills lies to the south. Lake Orion has a historic downtown, beautiful parks, and is vast in lakefront and rivers. Lake Orion’s area is about 1.32 square miles, which is 0.79 square miles of land and 0.53 square miles of water.

Lake Orion MI Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:

Lake Orion offers homebuyers a variety of different styles of homes to purchase. There are historic homes, waterfront properties, 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 Lake Orion having such a colorful 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 on a waterfront home of Lake Orion or in the suburbs of Lake Orion your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.

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