I just visited your old house, the last one on the block, and it is in fine condition. Beautiful garden and well maintained exterior. Nothing to worry about. Actually, Hamtramck would be a nice place for you to visit again!... more
Why wouldn't you want to know the code violations on the property? If you want to lease the house, it won't pass inspection. So, you won't be able to be certified. It can cause you problems later on. They give you six months after you close to do the repairs. Have the seller pay the $295 for the inspection. You want to know what you're getting into. Yes, there are ways to close without doing the inspection.... more
Your best bet would be to find a reputable contractor to come in and give you an estimate. I suggest you visit Glen Haege's website at http://www.glenhaege.com to start your search for a contractor. You can also listen and call in to Glenn's radio show on WJR. (760 AM). When it comes to home improvement Glenn is the best source of information in Southeastern Michigan!