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Patrick Michael Lyons born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan 1717 Covington Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-645-8041 patricklyons@provide.net www.buyersinspector.com www.annarborhomeinspector.com Experience 1977- 1980 Star-Pak Solar Systems, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI and Birmingham, MI Technical Manager- Construction Supervisor- Installer Active solar heating equipment installation 1980-1983 Sunstructures Construction, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Manager- Construction Supervisor Passive solar homes and solar greenhouse additions Active solar heating equipment installation 1983-1987 Richard Adams Russell, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Construction Supervisor Historic Renovation of 538 N Division, Ann Arbor Victorian Mansion Community Hall & Renovation- Webster United Church of Christ Custom homes from 1500 to 6000 square feet 1986–present The Buyer’s Inspector, LLC Manchester, MI Owner, President, Certified Inspector Inspected 6000+ homes for home buyers. New Construction Inspections from footings to 1-year warranty. Expert Witness Inspections, estimates, reports, testimony. Education 1972-1973 St Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1973-1976 Michigan State University, B.S., Honors College, Graduated Cum Laude 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) 2004 to present Washtenaw County Environmental Health Dept. Certified Well and Septic Inspector Professional Associations (in chronological order) 1979 to 1984 Michigan Solar Education Association Founding Member 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Member 1990 to present Annually exceed continuing education requirement of 20 hours per year (Actual average 80 per year) 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) Master Inspector certification with Peer Review Program Membership Chair of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1997 to 1999 Vice President of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1998 to 1999 1996 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter- Southeast Michigan Founder, training Detroit-area home and building inspectors at monthly meetings 2004 to present Michigan Association of Home Inspectors (MichAHI) Founding President 2004 to 2006 Uniting all Michigan home inspectors under one roof

YouTube – Ann Arbor Orangeburg Pipe Sewer Line Inspection Video

This is a video inspection of an Ann Arbor home’s sewer line as narrated by a local exclusive buyer’s broker.

Having this video done cost the buyer a couple hundred dollars, but it ended up saving him a little over $4,000 because his buyer’s broker was able to negotiate a concession from the seller.

A lot of home inspectors wouldn’t have even mentioned the concern with the sewer line.

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Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

1. Not obtaining “preapproval” from a lender before starting the search for your new home. This preapproval gives the you an upper price guideline you need to stay under and it makes your offer on that dream home more appealing to the seller because they have greater reason to believe that you are a qualified buyer. Continue reading Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

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Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

OK, you’ve found the Ann Arbor condo of your dreams and negotiated a fantastic real estate purchase agreement. You may have even already had your home inspection. You probably have a list of items to do, but you could be missing the list of what to avoid.

Here are some things to avoid for the duration Continue reading Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

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