July 19, 2024


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

Neighborhood Impact Newspaper spoke to a neighborhood real estate agent and roofing expert on what to search out for in the present housing industry. The subsequent conversations have been evenly edited for duration and clarity.

Inquire a realtor:

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

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

“Have higher trust in the [real estate agent] that you are functioning with. Two, I feel something that’s useful is don’t automatically shy away from some of these lending systems like homeward.com. … This time very last year 65% of each offer that most home finance loan brokers did was refinances. And obviously with curiosity prices likely up that is not the situation. So creditors are hurting, far too. … Now’s not the time to mess all around with part-time brokers, and never shy away from nontraditional strategies for financing.”

What are your leading recommendations for house sellers suitable now?

“Because inventory proceeds to climb during this time of 12 months, just one massive offer is usually building your home the very best it can probably appear. … Our approach is usually checklist it within sight of the place the home could fairly appraise … it offers your agent a far better shot at negotiating much better appraisal language. … Even nevertheless the sector is so very hot, continue to checklist your house in just a realistic amount that it could really appraise for, like, never go outrageous.”

Sarah McDaniel, Operator 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 ideas to maintain in intellect about the problem of a roof when obtaining a household.

What are your leading suggestions to homebuyers, each new builds and older households, to look for?

“I generally explain to people today it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor truly glance at the roof a ton of house inspectors, they’re not specialists they are generalists. So a ton of times when they are seeking at the roof, they never genuinely know what they’re searching at. Actually, 50% of them really don’t even get on the roof. They just form of possibly acquire images from the ground or place their ladder up and just take photos from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] occur out and just take a glance at the roof like we charge $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it’s well value it for the peace of mind. The huge matter is to make positive that it doesn’t have hail harm, for the reason that if it has hail harm it desires to be changed, and the seller’s insurance policy would a lot more than very likely address most of the expenses of alternative. So that is a genuine fantastic issue to determine out just before you acquire the house.”

If someone was on the lookout into new roofing or purchasing a freshly created dwelling, what are some recommendations you may well have?

“For most builders the roof is a single position exactly where they preserve funds. We really don’t do new building since the charges are so minimal. The high-quality of the roof is effortlessly pretty small. Even on million-dollar residences. They go out and they glance for crews, and the crews aren’t always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they are not authentic great at all the particulars. And so yet again, I would really encourage people today to have the roof inspected at least ahead of you signal off and accept that.”

Ami Feller, operator, Roofer Chicks

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