Neighborhood Impression Newspaper spoke to a local genuine estate agent and roofing qualified on what to look out for in the present-day housing current market. The pursuing conversations were flippantly edited for length and clarity.

Request a realtor:

Sarah McDaniel, proprietor 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 major tips for homebuyers appropriate now?

“Have higher rely on in the [real estate agent] that you are doing work with. Two, I think something that’s sensible is don’t necessarily shy away from some of these lending programs like … This time very last calendar year 65% of every single deal that most home finance loan brokers did was refinances. And of course with curiosity charges heading up that’s not the situation. So loan providers are hurting, way too. … Now’s not the time to mess close to with portion-time agents, and never shy absent from nontraditional methods for funding.”

What are your leading tips for household sellers right now?

“Because stock continues to climb for the duration of this time of year, a single major deal is generally making your property the finest it can probably glance. … Our tactic is often listing it within sight of the place the home could fairly appraise … it presents your agent a superior shot at negotiating much better appraisal language. … Even even though the current market is so sizzling, even now list your household within just a affordable quantity that it could in fact appraise for, like, really don’t go mad.”

Sarah McDaniel, Owner and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Talk to a roofer:

Ami Feller, operator of Roofer Chicks, shared some guidelines to preserve in thoughts about the situation of a roof when buying a residence.

What are your leading tips to homebuyers, the two new builds and more mature homes, to glimpse for?

“I normally convey to individuals it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor actually look at the roof a whole lot of residence inspectors, they are not specialists they are generalists. So a ton of situations when they’re wanting at the roof, they never actually know what they are hunting at. Honestly, 50% of them don’t even get on the roof. They just sort of either consider pics from the ground or put their ladder up and consider images from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] arrive out and take a glance at the roof like we cost $185 for a actual estate inspection, and it is well well worth it for the peace of head. The large matter is to make certain that it doesn’t have hail hurt, due to the fact if it has hail problems it wants to be replaced, and the seller’s insurance would extra than very likely deal with most of the charges of replacement. So which is a genuine good matter to determine out before you get the home.”

If anyone was searching into new roofing or obtaining a freshly built household, what are some recommendations you could possibly have?

“For most builders the roof is 1 spot exactly where they preserve funds. We do not do new construction since the charges are so minimal. The high-quality of the roof is conveniently pretty lower. Even on million-greenback houses. They go out and they search for crews, and the crews are not always roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they are not authentic very good at all the details. And so once more, I would really encourage people to have the roof inspected at minimum ahead of you indicator off and accept that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

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