Author Archives: Eric Schult

About Eric Schult

I am a licensed, professional Home Inspector (NC LIC.# 3579) - doing business as OZ Home Inspections, LLC - in the greater Fort Bragg region of south central North Carolina.

Uncovering the Liabilities of an Underground Oil Tank

by W. ERIC SCHULT (The author is a licensed home inspector in North Carolina and owner of Oz Home Inspections, LLC, based in the greater Fort Bragg region and extending throughout NC’s south central sandhills.) The listing agent seemed to think … Continue reading

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Life & Death Home Inspection

It’s not often in the normal routine of my daily home inspections that I stumble across a condition that is literally a matter of life & death. Please excuse the melodrama, if that’s what it is, but I still shutter … Continue reading

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“Ask the Expert” Interview – OZ Discusses the Home Inspection Profession

Edric Williams, broker-in-charge at RE/MAX Edge Real Estate in Fayetteville, performed this impromptu “Ask-the-Expert” interview at the end of a recent inspection I conducted for one of his real estate clients. I have no affiliation with Edric and his team, … Continue reading

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About that converted garage …

by ERIC SCHULT OZ Home Inspections, LLC Fayetteville, NC I have a “Spidey Sense” for converted garages. When I encounter one, a little radar screen flashes on the inside of my skull, providing me a roadmap to some very predictable deficiencies … Continue reading

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Lead Paint in Pre-1978 Homes …

So, you’re buying a pre-1978 house. It’s a given that my inspection report is going to advise you that any painted surface or wood coating may contain lead and should be handled so as to minimize potential health risks. This … Continue reading

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‘Hidden’ Deficiencies

Here’s another one of my Home Inspector anecdotes that not only demonstrates the value of a good, thorough home inspection, but also the benefit of engaging a competent real estate agent who uses the home inspection report to advocate for repairs … Continue reading

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Buying a Foreclosure Home from the Bank

My home inspections range from 5,000 sq. ft. mansions to modest double-wides, in every stage of condition. This sample report was for a bank-owned home that had been foreclosed upon, which often adds to a variety of unknowns: the utilities … Continue reading

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