July 18, 2024


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Tips on home improvement and maintenance from two New Braunfels housing professionals

Neighborhood Effects Newspaper spoke to a area authentic estate agent and roofing qualified on what to seem out for in the existing housing market. The following conversations were lightly edited for length and clarity.

Inquire a real estate agent:

Sarah McDaniel, operator and operator of Greenbelt Realty, shared some of her tips for potential buyers and sellers in the present New Braunfels housing market.

What are some of your leading recommendations for homebuyers correct now?

“Have large belief in the [real estate agent] that you’re functioning with. Two, I feel anything that’s useful is never automatically shy absent from some of these lending programs like homeward.com. … This time previous 12 months 65% of every offer that most mortgage brokers did was refinances. And certainly with desire charges likely up that’s not the situation. So creditors are hurting, also. … Now’s not the time to mess around with portion-time agents, and really do not shy away from nontraditional procedures for funding.”

What are your leading suggestions for residence sellers proper now?

“Because inventory continues to climb for the duration of this time of 12 months, one particular large offer is generally building your residence the best it can perhaps glance. … Our system is always record it within sight of where the household could moderately appraise … it offers your agent a better shot at negotiating much better appraisal language. … Even even though the market is so warm, nonetheless record your dwelling inside a reasonable volume that it could basically appraise for, like, never go mad.”

Sarah McDaniel, Operator and broker, Greenbelt Realty

147 S. Academy Ave., New Braunfels • 979-308-1385 • www.sarah.greenbeltrealty.com


Request a roofer:

Ami Feller, operator of Roofer Chicks, shared some recommendations to retain in intellect about the issue of a roof when paying for a residence.

What are your leading recommendations to homebuyers, each new builds and older houses, to glimpse for?

“I usually explain to men and women it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor essentially seem at the roof a lot of household inspectors, they are not professionals they are generalists. So a great deal of moments when they are hunting at the roof, they really do not definitely know what they’re hunting at. Truthfully, 50% of them never even get on the roof. They just kind of possibly acquire pictures from the floor or set their ladder up and just take photos from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] come out and take a appear at the roof like we charge $185 for a real estate inspection, and it is properly truly worth it for the peace of brain. The huge matter is to make guaranteed that it doesn’t have hail problems, simply because if it has hail destruction it needs to be replaced, and the seller’s insurance coverage would a lot more than very likely address most of the prices of substitute. So that’s a actual very good thing to determine out ahead of you buy the household.”

If any individual was looking into new roofing or buying a newly developed property, what are some suggestions you may have?

“For most builders the roof is one put exactly where they conserve funds. We don’t do new building because the price ranges are so lower. The high quality of the roof is conveniently rather very low. Even on million-greenback properties. They go out and they glimpse for crews, and the crews are not always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they’re not true good at all the details. And so once more, I would really encourage persons to have the roof inspected at least right before you indication off and take that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

808 W. County Line Highway, New Braunfels • 830-783-1328 • www.rooferchicks.com