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Oxford, MI History:
Early settlers and land surveyors did not view the Oxford area as a promising area to settle or to plant agriculture. The area was even given the nickname “The Barren Plains of Oxford”. In 1823 a man named Elbridge G. Deming purchased the land of what is now Oxford. Later a trapper named Avery Brown would be one of the first people to settle in the area. He was able to cultivate the land that is now Oxford and prove to others that it was useful land. Then in 1834 the first post office was opened. In 1839 the name would officially be changed from Demingsburgh to Oxford.
Oxford, MI Geography:
The Village of Oxford has the sum of 1.46 square miles, comprising of 1.26 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water. Oxford is north to Lake Orion in Oakland County.
Oxford MI Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:
Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford or on a waterfront home of Oxford, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.