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Dan Forbes

Cell: 512-516-4666 | Office: 512-337-0436

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During this time of year, I often get asked about what’s happening in the Austin and Cedar Park real estate market. 

As a courtesy, I wanted to offer you something you may not know even exists… a copy of my “off-market” listings report.

Every year, there are properties that do not sell during the agreed upon timeframe established between the seller and their agent. 

When this happens, they are called “expired” or “withdrawn” listings. These “off-market” listings represent the Hidden Housing Market.

These home owners may still want to sell their home, but it’s currently not listed on the market.

As a service for my customers, I research these homes to see if they fit my clients’ criteria and reach out to them to see if they are still

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Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older say the same. There is no secret to becoming rich: it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.

Let Compound Interest Work for You

Compound interest is your interest earning interest. While the concept may work against you when you take out a loan to buy a car or use your credit card, it works in your favor when you’re saving money. For example, if your savings is growing at a rate of four

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Austin Home Before the Selling Season Picks Up

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter offseason not only sell faster than those in the spring, but sellers also net more above their asking price at this time.1 Don’t wait until spring to sell. If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, here are five compelling reasons to list now.

1.    Take advantage of low inventory. Since most sellers are waiting until spring to list, local inventory falls during the offseason.

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