Group Affect Newspaper spoke to a neighborhood actual estate agent and roofing expert on what to glance out for in the current housing marketplace. The subsequent conversations ended up flippantly edited for size and clarity.

Talk to a real estate agent:

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

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

“Have large believe in in the [real estate agent] that you’re doing work with. Two, I consider a little something that’s functional is don’t essentially shy absent from some of these lending packages like … This time last year 65% of each and every offer that most home finance loan brokers did was refinances. And certainly with curiosity prices heading up that is not the case. So loan companies are hurting, too. … Now’s not the time to mess around with aspect-time brokers, and really do not shy absent from nontraditional solutions for funding.”

What are your top rated recommendations for house sellers correct now?

“Because inventory proceeds to climb through this time of yr, a person massive offer is generally earning your home the best it can maybe glance. … Our method is normally listing it in sight of where by the residence could fairly appraise … it presents your agent a improved shot at negotiating improved appraisal language. … Even however the industry is so sizzling, still checklist your house within just a affordable quantity that it could actually appraise for, like, do not go insane.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Request a roofer:

Ami Feller, owner of Roofer Chicks, shared some tips to retain in head about the situation of a roof when buying a dwelling.

What are your top tips to homebuyers, both of those new builds and older houses, to glance for?

“I generally tell folks it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor in fact glance at the roof a good deal of home inspectors, they’re not experts they are generalists. So a lot of moments when they are looking at the roof, they really don’t genuinely know what they’re wanting at. Actually, 50% of them really do not even get on the roof. They just kind of both choose photographs from the ground or place their ladder up and consider shots from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] occur out and take a seem at the roof like we demand $185 for a real estate inspection, and it’s well worthy of it for the peace of intellect. The big factor is to make guaranteed that it does not have hail problems, simply because if it has hail problems it desires to be changed, and the seller’s insurance policy would extra than probable deal with most of the costs of replacement. So that’s a serious good issue to determine out prior to you obtain the property.”

If any individual was searching into new roofing or getting a recently designed house, what are some recommendations you might have?

“For most builders the roof is just one spot where by they save dollars. We really do not do new building for the reason that the costs are so low. The top quality of the roof is quickly quite reduced. Even on million-dollar homes. They go out and they appear for crews, and the crews aren’t always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they are not actual excellent at all the details. And so again, I would stimulate people today to have the roof inspected at minimum right before you sign off and accept that.”

Ami Feller, operator, Roofer Chicks

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


By Ellie