Group Effects Newspaper spoke to a nearby serious estate agent and roofing qualified on what to appear out for in the present housing market. The following discussions ended up lightly edited for size and clarity.

Ask a realtor:

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

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

“Have substantial believe in in the [real estate agent] that you’re performing with. Two, I feel something that is functional is never always shy away from some of these lending applications like … This time final yr 65% of every single deal that most mortgage loan brokers did was refinances. And certainly with desire premiums likely up which is not the circumstance. So creditors are hurting, way too. … Now’s not the time to mess all around with portion-time brokers, and never shy absent from nontraditional solutions for financing.”

What are your top tips for house sellers proper now?

“Because inventory carries on to climb all through this time of calendar year, 1 major deal is usually creating your household the best it can perhaps glimpse. … Our technique is often list it within just sight of wherever the dwelling could fairly appraise … it provides your agent a improved shot at negotiating improved appraisal language. … Even however the industry is so scorching, continue to listing your household within just a reasonable amount of money that it could essentially appraise for, like, don’t go mad.”

Sarah McDaniel, Proprietor and broker, Greenbelt Realty

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


Ask a roofer:

Ami Feller, operator of Roofer Chicks, shared some tips to keep in thoughts about the situation of a roof when obtaining a household.

What are your top rated tips to homebuyers, the two new builds and more mature residences, to search for?

“I generally tell people today it would behoove them to have a roofing contractor in fact look at the roof a great deal of residence inspectors, they’re not experts they are generalists. So a great deal of times when they’re looking at the roof, they don’t definitely know what they’re wanting at. Truthfully, 50% of them don’t even get on the roof. They just variety of either acquire pictures from the floor or place their ladder up and take photos from a ladder. So I would get a roofing contractor [to] arrive out and acquire a glimpse at the roof like we charge $185 for a true estate inspection, and it is properly worthy of it for the peace of mind. The significant detail is to make positive that it does not have hail injury, since if it has hail problems it desires to be replaced, and the seller’s insurance would additional than probably cover most of the costs of substitution. So that is a genuine very good thing to figure out in advance of you purchase the property.”

If somebody was seeking into new roofing or obtaining a newly created property, what are some tips you could possibly have?

“For most builders the roof is a person area exactly where they preserve income. We don’t do new design mainly because the price ranges are so lower. The good quality of the roof is easily really lower. Even on million-dollar houses. They go out and they glance for crews, and the crews aren’t essentially roofers. They know how to nail shingles but they’re not serious superior at all the information. And so all over again, I would inspire folks to have the roof inspected at least before you indication off and take that.”

Ami Feller, owner, Roofer Chicks

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