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

Local community Effect Newspaper spoke to a regional serious estate agent and roofing expert on what to glimpse out for in the present housing market place. The adhering to conversations have been evenly edited for size and clarity.

Ask a realtor:

Sarah McDaniel, operator and operator of Greenbelt Realty, shared some of her recommendations for consumers and sellers in the recent New Braunfels housing sector.

What are some of your top rated recommendations for homebuyers proper now?

“Have superior trust in the [real estate agent] that you are performing with. Two, I think some thing that’s useful is never essentially shy absent from some of these lending packages like … This time previous calendar year 65% of each and every offer that most home finance loan brokers did was refinances. And definitely with fascination costs going up which is not the case. So lenders are hurting, much too. … Now’s not the time to mess close to with component-time brokers, and never shy away from nontraditional approaches for funding.”

What are your best suggestions for home sellers appropriate now?

“Because stock continues to climb through this time of calendar year, just one massive deal is always building your dwelling the most effective it can perhaps glance. … Our approach is constantly listing it within just sight of where by the household could reasonably appraise … it provides your agent a superior shot at negotiating better appraisal language. … Even while the industry is so warm, nevertheless list your household in a sensible quantity that it could essentially appraise for, like, don’t go outrageous.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

147 S. Academy Ave., New Braunfels • 979-308-1385 •


Check with a roofer:

Ami Feller, operator of Roofer Chicks, shared some ideas to continue to keep in intellect about the problem of a roof when buying a property.

What are your best tips to homebuyers, the two new builds and more mature homes, to glance for?

“I normally inform people it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor essentially seem at the roof a lot of dwelling inspectors, they are not experts they are generalists. So a ton of moments when they’re wanting at the roof, they never actually know what they’re searching at. Honestly, 50% of them do not even get on the roof. They just variety of either get pics from the floor or place their ladder up and take shots from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] arrive out and acquire a appear at the roof like we cost $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it’s properly well worth it for the peace of thoughts. The massive matter is to make confident that it does not have hail destruction, simply because if it has hail damage it demands to be replaced, and the seller’s insurance policy would more than probably address most of the fees of substitute. So that is a real good factor to determine out prior to you invest in the dwelling.”

If somebody was seeking into new roofing or getting a freshly crafted household, what are some tips you may have?

“For most builders the roof is just one place where they help you save income. We do not do new construction mainly because the charges are so lower. The high-quality of the roof is conveniently fairly small. Even on million-dollar homes. They go out and they seem for crews, and the crews are not always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they are not true very good at all the details. And so once more, I would encourage individuals to have the roof inspected at minimum before you sign off and take that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

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