Tips on home enhancement and servicing from two New Braunfels housing specialists

Local community Affect Newspaper spoke to a nearby authentic estate agent and roofing specialist on what to seem out for in the existing housing current market. The subsequent discussions were flippantly edited for size and clarity.

Ask a realtor:

Sarah McDaniel, proprietor and operator of Greenbelt Realty, shared some of her suggestions for consumers and sellers in the current New Braunfels housing current market.

What are some of your prime suggestions for homebuyers right now?

“Have substantial trust in the [real estate agent] that you are operating with. Two, I believe a thing which is sensible is do not essentially shy away from some of these lending courses like … This time very last year 65% of every single deal that most mortgage brokers did was refinances. And definitely with fascination premiums going up that’s not the scenario. So loan providers are hurting, far too. … Now’s not the time to mess around with component-time agents, and really don’t shy away from nontraditional techniques for funding.”

What are your top recommendations for residence sellers right now?

“Because stock proceeds to climb all through this time of yr, a single major offer is constantly making your home the finest it can quite possibly look. … Our strategy is generally list it within sight of where the residence could reasonably appraise … it presents your agent a better shot at negotiating improved appraisal language. … Even while the marketplace is so very hot, still checklist your dwelling within just a reasonable amount of money that it could actually appraise for, like, never go nuts.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Question a roofer:

Ami Feller, proprietor of Roofer Chicks, shared some suggestions to hold in thoughts about the problem of a roof when obtaining a house.

What are your leading tips to homebuyers, each new builds and more mature homes, to glance for?

“I ordinarily tell individuals it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor actually look at the roof a large amount of home inspectors, they are not experts they are generalists. So a whole lot of periods when they are wanting at the roof, they never genuinely know what they’re searching at. Honestly, 50% of them really do not even get on the roof. They just form of possibly get photos from the ground or place their ladder up and acquire images from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] occur out and just take a look at the roof like we cost $185 for a serious estate inspection, and it’s properly value it for the peace of head. The big thing is to make certain that it does not have hail damage, since if it has hail harm it requirements to be changed, and the seller’s insurance plan would more than possible protect most of the expenses of substitute. So that’s a true superior issue to determine out in advance of you acquire the residence.”

If somebody was on the lookout into new roofing or buying a newly built house, what are some tips you may possibly have?

“For most builders the roof is a single position the place they preserve money. We don’t do new construction for the reason that the costs are so very low. The high-quality of the roof is easily very very low. Even on million-greenback homes. They go out and they look for crews, and the crews aren’t necessarily roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they are not authentic fantastic at all the information. And so yet again, I would encourage people today to have the roof inspected at minimum just before you sign off and take that.”

Ami Feller, operator, Roofer Chicks

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