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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We are so lucky to have Fitness Nights in our community, thank you Canyon Creek HOA! Led by the fabulous Kaitlyn Zolli, owner of FIT4MOM Cedar Park/Leander, these sessions are a blast for the whole family. Kaitlyn is an ACE-certified personal trainer with tons of experience in family fitness.Here’s what you need to know:Who: Everyone in Canyon Creek is invited! These classes are perfect for families with kids aged 4-10, but fun and fitness are guaranteed for all. Parents and children can join in together!When: Mark your calendars for the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of every month. We’ll follow the RRISD school schedule—no class if school’s out, including summer. Check Nextdoor for updates on weather cancellations.Where: Trailhead ParkWhat to Bring: Just a water bottle and comfy cl...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What a fantastic way to wrap up our July 4th celebrations in Canyon Creek! We kicked off the holiday with our annual HOA Holiday Bike Parade, and it was a blast. It's always heartwarming to see the kids gather at Canyon Creek Elementary School parking lot, enthusiastically decorating their bikes in patriotic colors and themes.This year, the parade was filled with a delightful array of creatively decorated bikes, participants in colorful costumes, and spirited cheerleaders from Noel Grisham Middle School and Westwood High School. It truly showcased the community spirit and camaraderie that defines Canyon Creek. After the parade, everyone gathered at Trail Head Park where Konia Ice was on hand to provide refreshing treats, marking the perfect way to cool off and enjoy the festivities with...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Have you heard about the Arboretum Food and Artisan Market located in the parking lot adjacent to Juliet Italian Kitchen? This market has quickly become a local gem. Intrigued by its promise of supporting Austin's farmers, ranchers, food vendors, and artisans, I made a special visit Saturday morning. Open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, this market promises an array of locally sourced delights.Walking through the stalls, I found myself immersed in a celebration of local flavors and craftsmanship. Freshly harvested veggies beckoned from one corner, while Artisans proudly displayed their creations, in many of the stalls. They had it all! From intricate jewelry pieces to captivating paintings that spoke of Austin's creative spirit. What truly impressed me was the diversity of offerings. From far...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Latest news on the Canyon Creek Real Estate Market For Second Quarter 2024….The Canyon Creek community in Austin, TX, saw notable real estate activity in the second quarter of 2024. Home sales surged by 15% year-over-year (YoY), indicating a healthy uptick in activity. Despite the increased inventory, home sale prices have remained relatively stable, showing a slight 2% decrease in the average sold price. However, the price per square foot increased by 3%, and the median price saw a modest 1% rise. The list-to-sell ratio stands at a strong 98%.However, the market has seen an increase in the number of stale listings, with properties now averaging 41 days on the market before going under contract. One listing notably lingered for 89 days before being removed. Currently, there are eight ac...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Today, we celebrate America's 248th birthday and the freedoms we hold dear. Wishing my friends, colleagues, and clients: a safe and joyous July 4th, wherever you are celebrating.Independence Day is more than fireworks, parades, and barbecues—it's a time to honor the bravery and sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom. Let's remember the unity, diversity, and resilience that make America strong. Celebrate with pride, salute our flag, and honor our heroes."Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, and the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed ~ else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.".. Dwight D. Eisenhower"Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit."Ronald ReaganIf you live in Austin or c...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Latest news on the Canyon Creek Real Estate Market in June 2024….What you need to know now…..What it means for you....Despite increased inventory, home sale prices in Canyon Creek have remained stable year-over-year (YoY) in June 2024. The list-to-sell ratio stands at an impressive 102%. There is some positive news: interest rates have fallen slightly in recent weeks, although they remain more than twice as high as pre-pandemic levels.However, many listings are now viewed as stale, with properties sitting on the market for 40 days or longer without going under contract. Currently, there are eight active listings with an average market time of 41 days. Notably, one listing recently went off the market after 89 days. In contrast, the two properties that sold this month were only on the ma...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
On Independence Day, I'm reminded that America is truly the land of opportunity and the place where dreams come true. One of the most cherished dreams in our nation is homeownership, a symbol of independence and financial security. Owning a home is about more than just having a place to live—it's about the pride and freedom that come with making it your own. Whether it's choosing the paint colors, designing your dream kitchen, or creating a living space that reflects your personality, homeownership allows you to shape your environment to your liking.A home provides stability and a sense of security, grounding you in your community and giving you a place to call your own.   This Independence Day, let's celebrate the comfort, safety, and joy that homeownership brings. May your day be fil...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
As many of you know, my son is the proud father of my two wonderful grandchildren: Beautiful Beckett and Handsome Hudson. He and my amazing daughter-in-law are deeply committed parents, and life seems to be racing by at lightning speed. John bought a 1966 Bronco several years ago, and the family absolutely loves it! He’s brilliantly using it to advertise his listings in mid-town Austin, and sellers love this unique branding. In fact, many ask if the Bronco will make an appearance in front of their homes when they list with him!John and his family call themselves “Team Dunham,” and they are all about making the most of every moment. When the weather is nice, they love riding in the Bronco to school, sporting events, and even the July 4th parade! This summer, John had the roof removed and...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We're thrilled to return to our beloved annual Canyon Creek HOA events and the July 4th Holiday Bike Parade is a highlight you won't want to miss! Last year's parade was a smashing success, with an incredible turnout of enthusiastic community residents. We saw everything from creative costumes and decked-out bikes to festively decorated cars—truly a sight to behold! This year, we expect even more fun and excitement! Join us at the Canyon Creek Elementary parking lot on July 4th at 9:30 am. Start lining up and get ready to roll out by 10:00 am sharp! If you prefer to watch the festivities, grab a spot along Boulder Lane, from the school to Trail Head Park, and cheer on our fantastic parade participants. Kona Ice will be at Trail Head Park after the parade.Don't miss out on the fun—let's ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Did you hear who’s in Austin? We had some special guests visit us all the way from the North Pole to make sure Zilker Park is in tip top shape for the Trail of Lights to celebrate 60 years in December. They cooled off Austin Style at Barton Springs Pool of course!If you missed them, don’t sweat it, they will be taking FREE photos courtesy of the Tail of Lights at the downtown July 4th annual celebration.Join the crowd at the 47th Annual Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks presented by HEB for an unforgettable night of music, fireworks, festive fun and Santa!Experience an unforgettable evening filled with music, fireworks, festive fun, at the 47th Annual Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks, “The Star Spangled Fest,” presented by H-E-B! 
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Get Ready to Rock! Summer concert season is ramping up, and Austin is ready to be the hotspot for live music this July. With an incredible lineup of artists set to take the stage, there's something for everyone. Whether you're into rock, pop, hip-hop, or even electrifying violin performances, this month promises unforgettable nights filled with music.Photo credit by John Sulfin   We are so fortunate to now have our outdoor Moody Amphitheater to enjoy so many concert events!Bust out your calendars — and your wallets — and start planning your summer of shows. Here's a sneak peek of what you can look forward to:uCage the Elephant | Thursday, July 11 | Moody Center | Known for: “Cigarette Daydreams”Get ready for a high-energy show with Cage the Elephant, whose dynamic performances and hit s...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Going to work is sometimes a family gathering with my son and daughter. Recently, our Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) hosted an incredibly informative event about the market shift in our industry, and I highly recommend attending similar presentations in your states. ABOR is putting together some very valuable series of events, and I’m eager to attend the upcoming ones! The first speaker was Marki Lemons-Ryhal, an author and podcaster at Remarkitable, LLC. Her presentation was packed with insights. One key takeaway for me was to start thinking like a commercial real estate professional. Unlike residential realtors, they have never relied on the MLS to find the offer of compensation; they’ve always negotiated it! That was a real light bulb moment for me. The second speaker was Dr. Clare ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s been 4 years and almost 9 months (will be this Sunday) since my Geno passed away. Some dear friends, Bill and Fran Virun, who are professional photographers and own Visually Attractive, created this video from everyone's photos that night.  After coming across it today, going through their Dropbox, they emailed it to me.What wonderful memories this brought back, as my Geno navigated three tough health issues: Congestive heart failure, Pulmonary Edema and COPD his last 4 years. It was tough, filling with fluid and being limited in movement as he was a very active man.RIP Geno…we think of you and a day doesn’t pass without a Geno story!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In a sea of market challenges, the power of Coldwell Banker Realty is the steadfast navigator. Whether buying or selling, I specialize in guiding you through the complexities of even the toughest market conditions. From personalized attention to attention to detail I'm here for you. I have you covered with my years of experience in our local market, as an Austinite living in Austin since 1981. Coldwell Banker Realty and I have a consistent reputation for quality as well as exemplary customer service. I have systems in place, a league of raving fans and many references that span my 32 years in real estate. You can count on my decade’s worth of knowledge and real estate experience. It’s what I bring to the table for my clients. It’s a beautiful thing that my career and my passion come tog...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In 2024, June’s full moon rose the day after the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and officially started summer!According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac some Native American tribes named the full moon in June as the “Strawberry Moon.” They said it matched the short season for strawberries.Granddaughter Beckett couldn’t wait to see the full Strawberry Moon hanging low in the sky, ripe for the picking! Her parents and she decided Barton Springs Pool (which I talked about in a recent post) would be a fun spot to see if they could view the Strawberry Moon. They stopped to get something to eat so would get there at dusk and what a sight! They swam and saw what they came for and when they left could really see without all the trees!“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sen...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Hard to believe today is the summer solstice, aka the longest day of the year and the official start of astronomical summer. You can make sure you see the Strawberry moon tonight from any location in Austin. I love the iconic places in Austin that many of us like to check off our bucket list, each summer, before the summer’s end. It just wouldn’t be a summer in Austin without doing these things: u Go to Barton Springs Pool , jump off the diving board and enjoy the 68-70 temperatures, ideal for year round swimming.u Take a day trip to a nearby Texas town — think Fredericksburg, Wimberley, Gruene, Georgetown, or San Marcos. u Ride the Deep Eddy Pool to Pool Burger to Deep Eddy Cabaret pipeline….. Many call it the Tarrytown Trifecta. My son use to go to swim practice at the deep Eddy pool ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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