Mackinac Island Home
I was privileged to provide inspection services for this high profile home. Thanks DC & KH
I began working as an apprentice in construction as a teen and later obtained my formal education in Architecture receiving my graduate degree from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, MI in 1993. I have continued to work construction and Architecture throughout my life and have 30+ years of experience inspecting homes and commercial buildings in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, including new construction, at sale & during renovation. I have taught CAD courses at Lansing Community College and Materials of Construction courses at Michigan State University & Lansing Community College. I am well versed on how materials and systems are to be installed and what to look for to determine their condition
4219 Blackmore Rd. Leslie, MI 49251
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Many home buyers look past the importance of having a team of professionals working for them. All to many people look beyond the benefits of knowledge and experience that can guide them around pitfalls and costly decisions. Even if the home seller feels they can market and sell their home BEWARE. As the buyer, hire a qualified team to represent you. A realtor to walk you thru the paperwork and a qualified home inspector to scrutinize the property.
I inspected this property, being "sold by owner", and found many code violations as well as safety hazards and poor maintenance issues. The roof is a series of shed roofs and from the ground I could tell there was a problem by the sagging that was occurring. During the inspection I found significant amounts of mold in the attic above the sauna and the roof sheathing was failing. The deal fell thru and now this property is “For Sale” again. It is listed as two baths, but the master bath is not functional and the online photos do not show this space. The listing also states the basement is partially finished, but the basement is NOT partially finished since water in the basement forced the basement finishes to be torn out. This owner is being deceptive and unethical. BEWARE ! Hire a team of professionals to protect you thru this major purchase.