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Slabulous, Home Buyer in Highland Park, MI

can someone tell me the pros and cons of buying a house on a slab in michigan.?

Asked by Slabulous, Highland Park, MI Sat Feb 26, 2011

it's a 2br house and it is really cheap <1k. it looks ok from what i can tell, but it is on a slab. that's my main concern.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 22, 2012
S, at that price, how much are you willing to put towards repairs? Would there still be value in the home once repairs are made. Some pros to buying a slab home are: no basement and usually an entrance that is level to the ground. The cons for our area are: cold transfer from the ground in our harsh winters and plumbing that could possibly be in the slab. I would strongly recommend having a home inspector inspect the property and pressure test the water lines if the water is not turned on.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
It all depends if you need a basement or not and usually plumbing is in the basement.

People build their homes on slabs all the time. Take Florida for instance, all homes are built on a slab. No one has a basement.
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