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City Highlights Series: Rochester, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in Rochester, MI.
(Photo by Getty Images)

Rochester, MI History:

Rochester Michigan located in Oakland County was first founded in 1818. Many early settlers were from New York and the name Rochester was to pay homage to the state, as was Utica and Troy. Industry was abundant in the early days as water supply could provide power from the Clinton River. Back then Rochester was known for its sugar beet production and paper making. Now Rochester is known for its natural beauty and cozy suburbs.

Rochester, MI Geography:

Rochester, MI is almost 4 square miles and has no natural water areas. For the most part it is surrounded by Rochester Hills and Shelby Township. On the eastern side of the border is Macomb County.

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

Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester or in the suburbs of Rochester, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.

Thumb Home Inspection proudly serves Macomb County, MI, Saint Clair County, MI, Sanilac County, MI, Lapeer County, MI, Oakland County, MI, Genesee County, MI, along with New Hudson, Marlette, Bloomfield Hills, Flushing, Attica, Eastpointe, West Bloomfield, Franklin, Minden City, Gaines, Grosse Pointe, Goodrich, Utica, Mount Morris, Deckerville, Clio, Bloomfield, Brown City, Port Huron, Berkley, Hadley, Yale, Oxford, South Lyon, Farmington Hills, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Sandusky, Southfield, Swartz Creek, Milford, Fenton, Burton, Grand Blanc, Lexington, Algonac, Memphis, Clifford, Romeo, Clinton Township, Roseville, Snover, Ortonville, Forestville, Harsens Island, Lennon, Saint Clair Shores, Fort Gratiot, Applegate, Pleasant Ridge, Jeddo, Lapeer, Allenton, Imlay City, Richmond, Grosse Pointe Farms, Hazel Park, Almont, Davisburg, Otisville, Harrison Township, New Haven, North Branch, Holly, Walled Lake, Armada, Avoca, Otter Lake., Columbiaville, Linden, Melvin, Oakland, Troy, North Street, Decker, Waterford, New Baltimore, Palms, Marine City, Farmington, Novi, West Bloomfield, Port Sanilac, Washington, Sterling Heights, Fraser, St Clair Shores, Goodells, Columbus, Casco, Marysville, Pontiac, Saint Clair, Warren, Fair Haven, Croswell, Grosse Pointe Shores, Auburn Hills, Emmett, Keego Harbor, Clawson, Ferndale, Mount Clemens, Carsonville, Oak Park, Leonard, Clarkston, Silverwood, Metamora, Wixom, Huntington Woods, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Center Line, Commerce Township, Peck, East China, Capac, Macomb, Genesee, Highland, Montrose, Smiths Creek, Davison, Dryden, White Lake


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