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

Group Impression Newspaper spoke to a regional authentic estate agent and roofing expert on what to glance out for in the recent housing sector. The adhering to conversations had been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Inquire a realtor:

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

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

“Have superior belief in the [real estate agent] that you’re working with. Two, I think something which is realistic is really do not automatically shy away from some of these lending systems like … This time previous 12 months 65% of each and every offer that most mortgage brokers did was refinances. And clearly with interest prices likely up which is not the circumstance. So loan companies are hurting, also. … Now’s not the time to mess around with portion-time agents, and never shy absent from nontraditional procedures for financing.”

What are your leading tips for residence sellers proper now?

“Because inventory continues to climb for the duration of this time of yr, one big deal is often creating your residence the ideal it can probably look. … Our system is normally listing it within just sight of wherever the residence could moderately appraise … it offers your agent a better shot at negotiating improved appraisal language. … Even while the market place is so incredibly hot, nonetheless list your household inside of a affordable volume that it could in fact appraise for, like, never go nuts.”

Sarah McDaniel, Proprietor and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Ask a roofer:

Ami Feller, proprietor of Roofer Chicks, shared some guidelines to preserve in head about the ailment of a roof when acquiring a house.

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

“I generally convey to people today it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor in fact appear at the roof a great deal of household inspectors, they’re not specialists they are generalists. So a good deal of instances when they’re searching at the roof, they really do not truly know what they’re seeking at. Truthfully, 50% of them really don’t even get on the roof. They just variety of either get photographs from the ground or set their ladder up and get pics from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] appear out and take a glance at the roof like we charge $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it is well worth it for the peace of intellect. The massive issue is to make guaranteed that it does not have hail hurt, mainly because if it has hail problems it wants to be changed, and the seller’s insurance plan would extra than probably protect most of the fees of alternative. So that’s a actual superior thing to determine out just before you purchase the home.”

If any individual was wanting into new roofing or purchasing a freshly created home, what are some recommendations you could possibly have?

“For most builders the roof is a person location where by they help save dollars. We really do not do new design simply because the costs are so very low. The high quality of the roof is easily very reduced. Even on million-greenback residences. They go out and they look for crews, and the crews aren’t necessarily roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they’re not genuine fantastic at all the specifics. And so all over again, I would persuade persons to have the roof inspected at least in advance of you signal off and settle for that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

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