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City Highlights Series: St. Clair Shores, MI

By Thumb Home Inspection LLC

Home inspector conducting a home inspection in St. Clair Shores, MI.
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St. Clair Shores, MI History:

Saint Clair Shores Michigan is in the wonderful Macomb County, sits along Lake Saint Clair, and had settlers as early as 1710. Saint Clair Shores was mainly populated by French and German settlers. It was used as farmland all the way into the early 1900s. Saint Clair Shores was a part of Orange Township from 1835-43, then was renamed Erin Township as Irish settlers began to have political influence in the area. Erin Township became Lake Township in 2009. The rest was incorporated as the Village of St. Clair Shores in 1925. Then finally in 1951 it became known as we know it today and founded as St. Clair Shores. Saint Clair Shores has a rich history of gambling and rum running during prohibition due to its location across from Canada. There was once even an amusement park located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in what is now Saint Clair Shores.


St. Clair Shores, MI Geography:

St. Clair Shores has just over 14 square miles of area. Just under 12 sq. miles of St. Clair Shores is land and almost 3 square miles is water. Saint Clair Shores is home to an astonishing 14 miles of canals. Much of St. Clair Shores canals are inlets from Lake Saint Clair.


St. Clair Shores, MI Homes, Buildings, Property Structures, & Home Inspections:

St. Clair Shores offers homebuyers a variety of different styles of homes to purchase. There are historic homes, waterfront 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 Saint Clair Shores having such a vibrant 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 in downtown St. Clair Shores or on a waterfront property of St. Clair Shores, your home inspector should be well qualified to do home inspections.


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