July 13, 2024


Creative meets living

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

Local community Effect Newspaper spoke to a area genuine estate agent and roofing expert on what to search out for in the present-day housing industry. The adhering to discussions were lightly edited for length and clarity.

Talk to a real estate agent:

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

What are some of your prime tips for homebuyers suitable now?

“Have substantial believe in in the [real estate agent] that you are operating with. Two, I believe anything that is useful is really don’t necessarily shy away from some of these lending plans like homeward.com. … This time past yr 65% of every deal that most property finance loan brokers did was refinances. And obviously with fascination charges heading up which is not the case. So lenders are hurting, far too. … Now’s not the time to mess all around with aspect-time brokers, and really do not shy absent from nontraditional techniques for financing.”

What are your best recommendations for residence sellers appropriate now?

“Because stock continues to climb throughout this time of yr, a person significant deal is often creating your property the greatest it can probably glimpse. … Our method is always record it within just sight of in which the dwelling could fairly appraise … it gives your agent a improved shot at negotiating much better appraisal language. … Even while the current market is so very hot, nonetheless listing your household inside of a sensible amount that it could basically appraise for, like, do not go crazy.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Inquire a roofer:

Ami Feller, owner of Roofer Chicks, shared some tips to continue to keep in head about the affliction of a roof when obtaining a residence.

What are your leading recommendations to homebuyers, the two new builds and more mature households, to glance for?

“I commonly notify persons it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor essentially glimpse at the roof a ton of home inspectors, they’re not experts they are generalists. So a large amount of situations when they are searching at the roof, they never truly know what they are hunting at. Honestly, 50% of them really do not even get on the roof. They just type of either consider pictures from the ground or put their ladder up and take pics from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] come out and just take a search at the roof like we charge $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it is very well well worth it for the peace of head. The massive detail is to make positive that it doesn’t have hail hurt, due to the fact if it has hail injury it needs to be changed, and the seller’s insurance policies would more than probable include most of the prices of substitute. So that’s a actual superior factor to determine out before you purchase the dwelling.”

If someone was hunting into new roofing or buying a newly designed household, what are some recommendations you could have?

“For most builders the roof is one particular area the place they help you save money. We really do not do new building because the rates are so reduced. The top quality of the roof is conveniently rather minimal. Even on million-dollar residences. They go out and they glance for crews, and the crews are not automatically roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they’re not serious great at all the particulars. And so once again, I would stimulate individuals to have the roof inspected at least before you signal off and settle for that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

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