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

Neighborhood Effect Newspaper spoke to a area real estate agent and roofing specialist on what to seem out for in the present housing sector. The next discussions were being evenly edited for length and clarity.

Inquire a real estate agent:

Sarah McDaniel, owner and operator of Greenbelt Realty, shared some of her recommendations for buyers and sellers in the present-day New Braunfels housing marketplace.

What are some of your leading tips for homebuyers right now?

“Have superior have confidence in in the [real estate agent] that you’re performing with. Two, I believe one thing that is practical is do not necessarily shy away from some of these lending packages like homeward.com. … This time very last 12 months 65% of just about every offer that most mortgage brokers did was refinances. And definitely with desire fees going up that is not the case. So lenders are hurting, way too. … Now’s not the time to mess all around with section-time brokers, and do not shy absent from nontraditional strategies for financing.”

What are your leading recommendations for household sellers suitable now?

“Because inventory carries on to climb all through this time of year, one particular significant deal is normally creating your property the finest it can possibly appear. … Our method is constantly checklist it within sight of where by the residence could fairly appraise … it gives your agent a superior shot at negotiating far better appraisal language. … Even even though the marketplace is so warm, nevertheless record your dwelling within a reasonable quantity that it could in fact appraise for, like, don’t go insane.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

147 S. Academy Ave., New Braunfels • 979-308-1385 • www.sarah.greenbeltrealty.com

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Ask a roofer:

Ami Feller, owner of Roofer Chicks, shared some strategies to preserve in intellect about the condition of a roof when getting a dwelling.

What are your prime recommendations to homebuyers, both of those new builds and more mature properties, to seem for?

“I generally notify people today it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor essentially look at the roof a ton of residence inspectors, they are not specialists they’re generalists. So a great deal of periods when they’re seeking at the roof, they do not genuinely know what they’re wanting at. Truthfully, 50% of them don’t even get on the roof. They just sort of either choose pictures from the ground or set their ladder up and just take photographs from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] arrive out and just take a glimpse at the roof like we charge $185 for a true estate inspection, and it is properly worth it for the peace of head. The massive matter is to make absolutely sure that it does not have hail injury, mainly because if it has hail damage it needs to be replaced, and the seller’s coverage would more than probable cover most of the charges of alternative. So that is a authentic superior issue to determine out ahead of you buy the home.”

If any person was searching into new roofing or shopping for a newly designed residence, what are some recommendations you may possibly have?

“For most builders the roof is just one place wherever they save revenue. We do not do new building simply because the rates are so reduced. The high-quality of the roof is very easily rather low. Even on million-dollar 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 true great at all the particulars. And so yet again, I would encourage persons to have the roof inspected at least right before you signal off and take that.”

Ami Feller, proprietor, Roofer Chicks

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

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