New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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1996: $120,470 1997: $124,318 Increase: 3%
NEW BRAUNFELS APPRAISAL INCREASES FROM 1996 TO 1997Home
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• Search tor a place during the first week of the month, because that is when residents give their move-out
< bice you find a place you like, putResidents
a deposit on it by the 10th day of the month prior to the month you want to move in. Otherwise, she said, “they’ll be snatched up already.**
She said while some properties had a rule of leaving a unit vacant for only a week or so, some managers
would wait for longer periods to accommodate those who planned ahead and to help attract qualified renters.
“You’ve got to cut some slack to those who plan, because those are the kind of people you want that take
care of your property,** Montalbano said.
She offered one more piece of advice — if you’re on a waiting list, call often to check die status because managers may be too busy to contact you.
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I he lake’s population had 9,805 people in 1990. In 1997, that number grew to 13,624 people.
I he demographics of Canyon I ake are changing, Wetz said. She said in the past, primarily aoli recs bought property near the lake.
“Now we have more and more families moving in,” she said. “We wouldn’t be building all the schools if we didn’t have any families.”
Ihe average Canyon Lake home was valued at $62,086 in 1990.
Wet/ said current prices for homes in the lake area ranged from $20,000 for a mobile home to $347,000 for a house.
Wet/ said the most popular
homes around the western Comal County area cost between $80,000 to SI20,000.
“There are more affordable homes for people with average incomes,” Wetz said. “The monthly payments are between $800 and $ 1.500.7 ,Typing,three bedroom*, two bathrooms, tyvQpcar garages, living room and dining room. The homes measure between 1,700 and 2,200 square feet, Wetz said.
“We are expecting to have a lot of people moving in with the Soutwestem Bell transfer from St. Louis to San Antonio,” Wetz said. “We expect a lot of them because they are used to living in the outskirts of St. Louis and we expect them to live in the outskirts of San
“I think you will see growth on the north side (of the lake),” said Century 21 agent Bill Chapman.
Chapman said between 5,000 and 6,000 people lived on the north side of the lake compared to the 12,000 ~t<rtMQ9'awho lived on the south
Ute' are at the present rate of
growth where we could see IO years from now having 30,000 people at the lake,” Chapman said.
People choose to call Canyon Lake home for many reasons, Chapman said.
“The quality of life,” he said. “We don’t have a crackhouse or icehouse on every comer. We have wildlife and water activities.”
Good schools, a prime location
between San Antonio and Austin and accessibility between U.S. 281 and Interstate 35 are also good selling points. Chapman said.
Chapman said people also were going to Canyon Lake to start their own businesses.
Comal Appr^gftL District, CJwtf Appraiser Lynn Rodgers said over the past five yeiHFTfle nurfftWftf single-family homes being built in the county increased from 336 in 1991 to 1,129 in 19%.
Last year, 1,037 single-family homes were built in the county.
“We thought this year it would level out,” Rodgers said. “We knew we had a quite bit of construction. We didn't look for it to surpass last year’s, but it did. It will not slow down.”
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ides, said it was difficult to find landlords who would agree to rent to people who qualified for assistance.
For instance, most one-bedroom apartments rent for $400 to $450 in New Braunfels, she said.
The HUD program would require rent to stay at about $360 or $370 for the same unit.
Because of that, landlords often look to the open market where they often find people willing to pay higher rent.
“The fair market rents of HUD have not kept up with the rents here.
We cannot offer them the same rent,” Mardock said. “We are interested in providing broader programs to help individual families that get them off their feet without a negative impact on the community.”
Steve, 58, who did not wish to be identified, was able to transfer his federal assistance to a private residence in New Braunfels.
After suffering a heart attack and undergoing quadruple bypass surgery five years ago, he was unable to work and obtain a decent job while living in San Antonio.
Accustomed to salaries as high as $32,000 from a career in retail, he has had to rely on supplemental
income from Social Security to make ends meet.
He said he found a landlord in New Braunfels who accepted his HUD transfer from San Antonio about two-and-a-half years ago.
“That’s a definite help because a lot of people would be in horrific living conditions if (federal assistance) didn’t exist,” he said.
Bob Nohrn owns and rents seven units to people with HUD assistance in New Braunfels and said the process was beneficial to him and the tenants.
“It’s a reasonable investment and plus it’s a community service,” he said. “Sometimes the renters you get
Christel Mark Taglieri .
Mrs. Christel Marie Taglieri, age 75, of San Antonio, died Friday, August 15, 1997.
She was very active with the Bexar County Republican Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Taglieri.
Survivors include: daughter, Lorraine and Robert H. St. Onge, Spring Branch, Texas; son and daughtgr-in-law, John W. and Karen E. Taglieri, Cameron Park, Calif.; grandchildren, Trent Taglieri, Austin, Texas and Lisa Taglieri, San Francisco, Calif.; sister Hannelore Kegel, Paris, France.
The family wiH receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
Porter Loring North
2102 North Loop 1604 East
Harvey Schneider passed away at his residence in Comal County on Friday, August 15, 1997 at the age of 61 years.
He is survived by one aunt, Wallie Loep of New Braunfels; brother-in-law, Lloyd Bremer of New Braunfels; one nephew, Byron Bremer and wife Susan of San Antonio and one niece Gloria Laird and husband Dean of New Braunfels.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at the Zoeller Funeral Home with private graveside services at 1:30 p.m. at the Comal Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Protestant Church in New Braunfels.
Flood disaster help is still available
Comal County was declared a natural disaster area, which means assistance is available to help residents recover from recent
To register for assistance, residents can call 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). The deadline to register is Sept. 5.
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don’t have references and can’t make deposits, but you have to manage it. You have to make a judgment call.”
Landlords may receive partial or full payments from HUD to assist the tenants.
Nohm said overall New Braunfels had sufficient housing for lower-income people.
“It's like any market. You have your Cadillacs and Chevrolets,” Nohm said.
“I’ve had people who tear (properties) up and then move out. It’s not all gravy. But balanced out, it’s still a good way to maintain properties,” he said.
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