Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This immaculately maintained home at 11412 Tibee Drive in Canyon Creek closed. The quiet, interior street backing to a treed easement separating this home from the gated community, of the Villas of Canyon Creek was a real plus for the buyer. When you get location plus a stylish home, a private backyard haven, at a great price, it’s the total package!  Many residents in Canyon Creek make a move within the community to either up-size or downsize depending on their family needs. In this case the Canyon Creek buyers were looking for a larger home and found the perfect floorplan to fit their needs.My sellers are relocating to Ashville N.C and finding the real estate market similar to ours….low inventory and strong demand. They will find a home, it just may take some time in their market, but...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Fall is a wonderful time of the year! There are so many fun events in Austin to check out. This week-end is the Formula One Nascar racing!Of course in Texas football is huge; youth league flag football, pop warner, high school or college football, you have plenty of games to choose from. Now with our Q2 Stadium and new Austin FC professional soccer team we added another dimension to the sports arena. In the fall one thing I always like to take advantage is various symposiums offered on the Financial Market Outlook, the Housing Industry and Real Estate in general. It’s the time of year to be planning for 2022 and how the market will affect my business. Formulating a game plan is a fall activity or at least it should be. If you wait until the first of the year others have already set thei...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Sunday night was a wonderful opportunity to meet “one on one” with Carol Williams! I’ve been following her Epic Road Trip and so glad she had time to spend Sunday night dinner with me at the Steiner Ranch Steak House in the hill country in Austin Texas. What a sunset photo she captured! One of the best I've seen taken. After 18 holes of golf at the Falconhead Golf Club she was able to get back to her hosts house, freshen up and meet me for dinner! I had a table overlooking Lake Travis reserved and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Nothing like a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio to start the evening off, followed by a good Texas steak, coffee and a signature bread pudding desert to top the evening off. Mike Gonzales offered some soothing live entertainment featuring acoustic cov...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Every Fall the Canyon Creek HOA schedules a “Fall Community Garage Sale.” The 2020 Fall and Spring Garage Sale was cancelled so everyone is ready for this year's event! It’s going to be held Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th, 8am - 3pm on Saturday and 11am - 3pm on Sunday. Time is running short to clean and sort through things to sell, but now is the time to do the heavy lifting and get your individual sale ready to go at your home.For those of you garage sale shoppers its best to get there early for the best bargains!! Follow the signs around the Canyon Creek community which is located off Hwy 620 almost half way between Anderson Mill Rd and Hwy 2222. Some families go into together for a super-size sale! Check out what your neighbors are parting with...you might even find some...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
My sellers on 10602 Lynncrest Cove are excited to have closed on their “smart” home in Canyon Creek in Austin, TX. Their home is located only minutes to Canyon Creek Elementary in the RRISD, the community pool, tennis courts and Trailhead Park. A lovely family relocating to Austin are the proud new owners.It’s exhilarating to be a part of the Austin real estate market as it continues to stabilize giving us an indication that our “new normal” will be stronger than the pre-covid pandemic. Austin continues to solidify our position as “The biggest boomtown that America has seen in 50 years.”  I list many properties with a variety of sellers and handle many transactions which allow me to be an integral part of the family dynamics during the home selling process. It’s an exciting time for sel...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In September 2021, once again a stunning 31 NW Coldwell Banker agents were eligible for the Million Dollar Club by listing, writing business or closing sales during the month of 1 Million or more! So proud of everyone's contribution! Our office closed 95 properties, wrote 107 contracts, listed 69 homes, and wrote 32 leases.  I love working in an office where everyone works together in a culture of awesomeness, celebrating each other's success and encouraging each other to grow. This kind of office is essential for me.   The September numbers show our Austin market continues to stabilize and gives an indication our “new normal” will be stronger than the pre-covid market. Pricing homes is easier now with 4-7 months of consistent pricing data.  Knowledge is power and consumers need informa...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The Arboretum website’s header is Eat. Shop. Play. They are an outdoor shopping center located in Austin, Texas and is one of the area’s top places to check out! There are over 40 national local retailers and restaurants. Fortunately for me my Coldwell Banker office is located in one of the office buildings in the Arboretum and I love to be able to take advantage of all the area has to offer.During the summer the Arboretum hosted movie nights on the lawn and now in the fall they are bringing live music in their Fall Concert Series. This is all being presented by RDC Paving!        On Thursday October 21st bring your blankets, lawn chairs and dancing shoes because it's going to be a rockin' good time on the lawn! And the best news it's FREE! Mark your calendar!!!Zoodust – 90’s Party Band...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
Now that everyone is back from vacation and school is in session we are seeing more stabilization within the market.  The Brentwood neighborhood is still seeing a pretty fluid market, but not as crazy as earlier in the year.As I suggested in my last blog post about stats, I indicated our market is going to remain steady through the Fall which seems to be true for the month of September.Find the statistics below September 2021 in Brentwood:Active- 6Under contract-11Sales in September- 9Avg list-$827,889Avg sold price- $858,444Avg -dom- 17Avg sq ft - 1,682Thinking about selling this Fall or early 2022, reach out for a low pressure conversation about your homes value and easy projects that might be worth tackling prior to marketing your home.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m often asked if our market is slowing down or cooling off. Just like the majority of Austin, CANYON CREEK’S incline in home prices is not as steep as they were in the spring, but inventory is low, and homes are selling!Buyers have more options, and it feels like we are moving into a more seasonal cycle of the market, certainly not retreating. Buyers have more time to decide to make an offer rather than in hours like in the spring. We are now experiencing more truth in the market with new sold comparable prices justifying list price. Homes appraised closer to listing prices in the Third Quarter 2021. Not every listing is receiving multiple offers, it all depends on price and condition. The average sold price in Canyon Creek is up 42%, days on market is up 38% and sold price/per square...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I read a post that Kathy Streib featured in in her “Ah-ha” moments by Grant Schneider entitled “You don’t need agents. You need the right agents!”  Grant is an excellent Leadership and Business Coach and his posts are always worth the read and this post resonated with me.I often refer to teresa recar, our broker, as "Our Fearless Leader." Our office is amazing and she always calls our office; “The most fabulous NW office.” Why? Because it is!!How did we get that way? I credit Teresa with having a clear picture of what we stand for and she won’t settle for anything less than an agent who shares the same vision, values and mission. It's all about our culture! Teresa was recently interviewed by our Texas VP, Greg Rand and I firmly believe she nailed it! They talked about a variety of topic...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
US Expansion slows yet Austin and submarkets continue to outperform the region and the nation. I’m often asked if our market is slowing down or cooling off. Just like the majority of Austin, CANYON CREEK’S incline in home prices is not as steep as they were in the spring, but inventory is low and homes are selling!September sales were up 33% over 2020 sales. Late last summer our market started gaining traction after a 2-3 month pause due to COVID. We are still undergoing low inventory (slightly more than spring) and plenty of buyer demand with 150 people a day moving to Austin.  Buyers have more options in certain communities and it feels like we are moving into a more seasonal cycle of the market, certainly not retreating. Buyers have more time to make a decision rather than in hours l...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Buyers took notice of this amazing home with its sensible layout, solid Eucalyptus tongue and groove wood flooring throughout the house and soothing agreeable gray pallet!They were looking for a private main level office that is perfect for their on-line meetings and private calls. Inspections are scheduled and looking to close on November 2,2021. My sellers couldn't be happier to turn their home over to another family to enjoy!This home feeds to highly desirable RRISD schools. Close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots of entertainment! The neighborhood features a community swimming pool, community center, tennis courts, sports courts, park space, soccer fields, and gorgeous hike and nature trails!Families need a home in Austin. With the historic low interest rates what ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
WELCOME HOME!! This home won't disappoint with its sensible layout, solid Eucalyptus tongue and groove wood flooring throughout the house and soothing agreeable gray pallet. Private main level office with double door entrance is perfect for those Zoom meetings and private calls.Living room, kitchen and dining spaces easily blend, creating an inviting space for gatherings with family and friends. Move the overflow to the oversized deck and expansive patio under a canopy of trees …all overlooking a tranquil park-like back yard.Downstairs bedroom with accompanying full bath is tucked away for privacy, perfect for family and guests. Spacious upstairs primary bedroom opens to a luxurious bath with double vanities, separate shower, jetted tub, linen closet and walk in closet. RRISD and easy a...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I've joined the Queen B's team to help raise funds for breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. I want to show support for the millions of women who have been impacted by breast cancer. We are all friends, family and supporters of our dear friend Bianca, who is diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic  breast cancer. Bianca is a young mother, wife with 2 fantastic little boys and an inspiration to all of us!We are registered for the Susan G Komen MORE THAN PINK WALK on Sunday, October 24, 2021. We want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help to reach our goal! You can click on the Queen B's link above to make a donation.Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of our fundraising efforts. Your support helps us get one step...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m blessed to have loyal clients that call me for all their real estate needs. It’s been so fun to work with my repeat clients once again. This is the second investment property they purchased in the last 2 years using my representation in NW Austin. I sold their home years ago in Canyon Creek and represented them on a stellar home in NW Hills 11 years ago! It's mind boggling how much their home in NW Hills has raised so much in value! I’m thrilled they stayed as it’s a perfect location for them and their decision to buy more real estate is a prudent addition to their financial portfolio. I love helping my clients make good real estate decisions.If your thinking of buying or selling....I can help YOU too!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Buyers loved this immaculate maintained home in Canyon Creek! It didn't take long for offers to make their way to my in-box after checking out this quiet, interior street backing to a treed easement separating this home from the gated community, of the Villas of Canyon Creek. When you get location plus a stylish home, a private backyard haven, at a great price, it’s the total package! A local buyer needing to move up to a 5 bedroom home won the bid on this gem. The downstairs secondary bedroom and full bath tucked away making a private retreat was perfect for this buyer and family. The parents were thrilled with the sleek, attractive upstairs primary bedroom opening to a classy bath with an oversized, seamless glass, walk in shower, jetted tub, double vanities, tile flooring.The upstair...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
It's turning out to be an exciting season already in College Football.  The Longhorns are headed to the SEC, and are breaking in a new head coach.The Aggies narrowly escaped their 2nd game of the season but are solidly in the Top 10 rankings. Growing up in Austin, my family has always cheered on the Longhorns. My sister and brother in-law both graduated from there, and I spent many many hours doing laps at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. However, swimming took me to Clemson University in SC and my wife graduated from A&M. She has additional family support now that my nephew just finished his college days at A&M. I'm excited to see the Clemson flag flying at our kids school every Thursday during the football season (several alumni got together during a PTA fundraiser and won the sile...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Once again our NW Austin Coldwell Banker office knocked it out of the park with a record breaking 39 agents, in August 2021, eligible for the Million Dollar Club by listing, writing business or closing sales during the month of 1 Million or more! So proud of everyone's contribution! Our office closed 98 properties, 34 leases and 5 referrals. We listed 33 homes and wrote 108 contracts and 36 leases pending!  I love working in an office where everyone works together in a culture of awesomeness, celebrating each other's success and encouraging each other to grow. This kind of office is essential for me.  Knowledge is power and people need information and guidance to make an informed decision. Our office puts our clients’ needs first and each one of us prides ourselves on professionalism, c...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It is hard to believe it has been nine years since Handsome Hudson was born! I still remember he waited to arrive until Geno and I came home from our Mediterranean vacation. It was such an exciting time for our family!        Age 9Sharon Tara made collages for her grandchildren which I loved so much I started making collages for Hudson when he was four. It's fun going back to reminisce each year. I took the time to go back to earlier photos and created a collage for the first three years so we would have one for every year! The changes are amazing and I know many of you have watched Hudson progress each year!       Age 8        Age 7        Age 6        Age 5        Age 4       Age 3      Age 2      Age 1Hudson you are a joy and breath of sunshine as we watch you grow up! We love you! ♥...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Four years ago, I was going to list my past clients home on 9613 Cinnabar Trail. They started construction on a loft downtown and ended up firing a contractor and starting with a new one. The supply chain for things they wanted drew the process out and then COVID hit! Even with all the delays and frustration there was a silver lining as their home in Canyon Creek doubled in price over the past 4 years!It’s not a wonder buyers fell in love with this executive home. It’s truly a living master masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort, and modern technology. It’s the perfect sanctuary of suburban living. With solid planning and preparation, we addressed the most important items to ready the home for market. The finishing touch came from Brian Morris, (my favorite stager), who owns Brian Dav...
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