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City Highlights Series: Lapeer, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in Lapeer, MI.
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Lapeer, MI History:

There are several theories in how Lapeer got its’ name. The first, is that Lapeer got its name from the French. There was a prominent stone that lay in the south branch of the Flint River, the French word for stone, “la pierre”, was then pronounced in English as, “Lapeer”. The second theory on how Lapeer got its name is that is was named after a similarly name city in the state of New York, from which many of its settlers arrived from. The other theory of where Lapeer got its’ name from is that French missionaries called it “Le Pere”, meaning ‘The Father’.


The plat for Lapeer was registered in 1833. That year, Lapeer’s first church was organized as well. Lumbering was Lapeer’s main source of income in its’ earliest days.


Lapeer, MI Geography:

Lapeer is located in Southern Michigan, west of Imlay City. The area of Flint is roughly 7.51 square miles, comprising of 7.34 square miles of land and 0.17 square miles of water. Lapeer is about 45 miles west of Port Huron.


Lapeer MI Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:

Lapeer offers homebuyers a variety of different styles of homes to purchase. There are historic homes, lake homes, 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 Lapeer having such a long-standing history there is a variety of buildings, property, 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 Lapeer or in the country side of Lapeer, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.


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