November 28, 2022


Taste the Home & Environment

Suggestions on residence enhancement and maintenance from two New Braunfels housing specialists

Neighborhood Effects Newspaper spoke to a nearby actual estate agent and roofing specialist on what to glimpse out for in the existing housing marketplace. The subsequent discussions ended up evenly edited for duration and clarity.

Talk to a realtor:

Sarah McDaniel, owner and operator of Greenbelt Realty, shared some of her recommendations for customers and sellers in the existing New Braunfels housing market.

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

“Have high belief in the [real estate agent] that you’re operating with. Two, I think some thing which is useful is don’t essentially shy away from some of these lending packages like … This time last 12 months 65% of every single deal that most mortgage brokers did was refinances. And of course with fascination prices likely up which is not the case. So lenders are hurting, too. … Now’s not the time to mess about with element-time brokers, and really don’t shy away from nontraditional procedures for funding.”

What are your major suggestions for residence sellers ideal now?

“Because stock proceeds to climb all through this time of 12 months, a single huge offer is usually generating your residence the very best it can maybe look. … Our strategy is always list it within sight of in which the household could moderately appraise … it gives your agent a greater shot at negotiating much better appraisal language. … Even even though the marketplace is so incredibly hot, nonetheless listing your home within just a reasonable amount that it could in fact appraise for, like, don’t go crazy.”

Sarah McDaniel, Operator and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Inquire a roofer:

Ami Feller, proprietor of Roofer Chicks, shared some ideas to keep in thoughts about the condition of a roof when buying a residence.

What are your best recommendations to homebuyers, both new builds and more mature houses, to look for?

“I typically explain to folks it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor in fact look at the roof a ton of residence inspectors, they are not specialists they’re generalists. So a large amount of times when they are on the lookout at the roof, they really don’t really know what they’re wanting at. Honestly, 50% of them really don’t even get on the roof. They just kind of both get pics from the floor or place their ladder up and take images from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] appear out and choose a seem at the roof like we cost $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it is very well value it for the peace of head. The big factor is to make absolutely sure that it does not have hail damage, for the reason that if it has hail hurt it wants to be changed, and the seller’s insurance policy would more than likely go over most of the charges of substitute. So that is a actual fantastic thing to figure out ahead of you invest in the dwelling.”

If anyone was on the lookout into new roofing or buying a newly developed residence, what are some suggestions you may well have?

“For most builders the roof is a person spot wherever they help you save dollars. We never do new construction due to the fact the prices are so low. The quality of the roof is conveniently pretty low. Even on million-dollar houses. They go out and they seem for crews, and the crews aren’t always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they’re not real fantastic at all the details. And so once more, I would inspire people to have the roof inspected at the very least before you indicator off and take that.”

Ami Feller, operator, Roofer Chicks

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