austin tx: January 2018 Austin Texas Events ~ Here’s what’s going on! - 12/27/17 10:05 AM
January 2018 Austin Texas Events ~ Here’s what’s going on!
It’s hard to believe its 2018 ! January looks like an exciting month of fun activities. January 1-7 is Austin Free Week! Be sure to check out the venues around town offering free entertainment...what a great way to start off 2018! The Austin Home & Garden Show is featured on January 12th at the Palmer Events Center. Don’t miss the 2018 Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show on the 18th-21st at the Austin Convention Center, or the City Wide Garage Sale at the Palmer Events Center on the 20th. January is loaded … (6 comments)

austin tx: French Quarter Grille ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/29/17 - 12/20/17 10:22 AM
Christmas is over and now we are heading into the New Years Eve and New Years Day celebrations! How about a change of pace when it comes to dining options? No need to travel to New Orleans for delicious Cajun food – we have the real deal right here in Austin, Texas. I think I've found you a delightful place to try.
The owners of the French Quarter Grille, Davey Gore and Scott Stolle, showcase traditional Cajun dishes that are heavy on seafood with lots of cream, butter and shellfish.  The restaurant has an open kitchen so you can … (14 comments)

austin tx: Sorry too late! 10212 Tularosa Pass:Canyon Creek SOLD by Dorie Dillard - 12/18/17 01:48 PM
Another home sold in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.
I had the pleasure of selling this home to my sellers in 2013. They added a pool to this lovely greenbelt lot along with hardwood floors in the master and various other changes. There was no plan of moving as they intended to stay in this home until their younger children graduated from High School. Job opportunity knocked on the door and they found themselves relocated to CA.
Their first call was to me and I went right over. We strategized the … (5 comments)

austin tx: Trulucks ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 12/15/17 - 12/06/17 12:38 PM
It’s been a few years since I’ve written about this restaurant and having been recently renovated (4 months under construction), we had to check the new look out and write about it again. Make reservations today! Its a great venue to meet friends and family to celebrate the holiday season!
Trulucks is not only in Texas and some of you may have dined at one.  If you have, you know what I’m going to say before I even write it.  If you haven’t, you need to check them out if there is one in your area.  They are a seafood, steak and … (14 comments)

austin tx: Wrappy Hour ~ Benefitting Austin Angels - 12/05/17 02:26 PM
This season has been full of wonderful gatherings planned to give back to the community and have fun doing it! Kara McGregor Sr. Vice President of Business Development with Independence Title Company teamed up with Austin PT50 for a wonderful event benefiting “Austin Angels.”
The Austin Angels mission is to walk alongside foster children and their caretakers by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship.
We gave the gift of joy this season by each participant selecting a foster child and gift on their wish list. We brought our gifts to “Wrappy Hour” at Maggiano’s in the Domain. It was … (18 comments)

austin tx: How did Real Estate Sales Perform in Canyon Creek in November 2017? - 12/05/17 12:29 PM

Home sales for Canyon Creek are in for November 2017! If you’re wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home…The answer is definitely yes! There is only a 2+ months plus supply of inventory homes and buyers are waiting for fresh properties to come on the market.
Real estate has been traveling at light speed in residential real estate for the last 8 years. Recently we’ve experienced a modest slow down but remember the Texas economy hit a snag with the massive destruction of Hurricane Harvey. As always Texas is pulling together and showing the world what … (10 comments)

austin tx: Filling boxes with Socks for the homeless - 11/29/17 02:41 PM
Our Coldwell Banker NW office makes it a point to make a difference in the communities we serve.  We found out the number one need for the homeless with the cold weather approaching is SOCKS! Who knew?
Our office immediately set out on a mission to collect SOCKS for men, women and children in shelters and on the street.   We now have two boxes filled and are working on a third! By the end of the week who knows how many we will have!
We are also accepting gloves, hats and scarves.  Once collected, Mobile Loaves and Fishes will distribute them to those in need. 
Love the responsivness … (12 comments)

austin tx: SantaCon Takes Over Rainey Street - 11/29/17 02:17 PM
You won’t want to miss the SantaCon on Rainey Street in Austin Saturday December 9, 2017 from 3-6 pm!
ONLY if you’re 21 or over suit up as Santa and join in the epic bar crawl with the other Santa’s! The fun begins at Lustre Pearl located on 94 Rainey Street and work your way down Rainey St. Play reindeer games along the way at Lustre Pearl, Bungalow, Container Bar, Clive and Parlor Room & Bangers and receive drink specials just for the Santas.
You can register on line or if you wait until the event register at Lustre Pearl before … (12 comments)

austin tx: December 2017 Austin Texas Events~Here's what's going on! - 11/21/17 11:11 AM
December 2017 Austin Texas Events ~ Here’s what’s going on!
It’s hard to believe December is right around the corner! December looks like an exciting month of fun activities! Don’t miss the Winter Wonderland at the Circuit Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-30 at the Circuit of the Americas. It’s their first event and is going to be spectacular! My all time favorite not to be missed playing now - Dec. 31 “A Tuna Christmas” at the Zach Theater. Calling all Lady Gaga lovers! See her live at the Frank Erwin Center on December 5. December is loaded with events for the whole … (9 comments)

austin tx: What happened in Austin's Housing market in October 2017? - 11/21/17 10:24 AM
The October 2017 Central Texas housing Market report was released on November 14, 2017 by the Austin Board of Realtors®. Single-family home sales increased across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in October. It was interesting to note sales declined in the City of Austin.
I think Brandy Guthrie’s (2017 President of the Austin Board of Realtors®) statement is right on target for the real estate activity in October 2017 in Austin. “The Austin-Round Rock housing market continues to slightly outperform last year’s home sales activity, keeping 2017 on-pace for another record year for home sales. At the same time, low … (10 comments)

austin tx: Paying it Forward ~ Helping hands make a difference - 11/20/17 02:25 PM
At this time of year there are so many opportunities to make a difference for others. I try to make sure I am involved throughout the year and now have scheduled activities every month to ensure I make it happen.
One new opportunity I’ve found this year is volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. I had no idea how great the need for fighting hunger is in Central Texas. I was astonished to learn nearly 46,000 Central Texans (one third are children) count on the Food Bank to get nutritious food. A dear friend Roxanne Ford with Austin Title Company made … (19 comments)

austin tx: OPEN HOUSE: NW Austin Canyon Creek~Sunday, Nov. 19th 1-3pm - 11/14/17 02:55 PM
OPEN HOUSE: NW Austin Canyon Creek~Sunday, Nov. 19th 1-3pm
Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this 2 story home at our Open House this Sunday, Nov. 19th from 1-3pm.
10602 Lynncrest Cv Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of  Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways, restaurants and theaters.  Like the water? Lake Travis … (7 comments)

austin tx: Thanksgiving Dining Out Options in Austin ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/17/17 - 11/14/17 11:06 AM
The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and for some it's all about dining in with family and friends. But there are many now who like to have someone taking care of the preparing!  If you’re thinking of dining out this year, here are some wonderful restaurant options (both iconic and new). But, don’t wait too long – they are booking up quickly!
811 W. Live Oak St. 512-444-1888        
This restaurant is an Austin icon with a wonderful Thanksgiving brunch.  They’ll have a carving station with sage brined turkey breast and slow roasted prime rib. You’ll … (21 comments)

austin tx: Celis Brewery and Taproom ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/24/17 - 11/10/17 09:17 AM
I'm sure many of us are so full we can't move but today is another day and there are so many things to do: some will fight the Black Friday crowds, others will get out their Christmas decorations and think about what to do Friday night! This week’s Foodie Friday takes a twist with this revival of an Austin landmark that you must visit! Grab family and friends and check out Celis Brewery and Taproom and hear the story of how this 1960 brewery reclaimed their business!! Love it when good triumphs!  
This 1960 craft brewery has reopened … (16 comments)

austin tx: Sorry too late! Dorie Dillard SOLD another home in Canyon Creek! - 11/07/17 10:55 AM
Congratulations to my seller on closing his home in Canyon Creek . He reached out to me last spring when his listing was a few days from expiring with another agent. He wasn’t receiving showings; no marketing was in place and the home had been on the market a long time with no offers. I told him if he kept the home off the market for 90 days he could list the home with zero days on market in time for the fall market.
He removed the home from market and contacted me later in the summer to meet and talk … (7 comments)

austin tx: 2017 #GenBlue #Vegasstrong - 11/06/17 02:33 PM
It’s going on 3 weeks since I got back from the 2017 #Genblue conference in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! I’m so grateful for Coldwell Banker providing us with soooo much knowledge, innovation and a most astonishing array of opportunities and tools! Of course this ensures ultimately our clients receive the most exposure possible globally.
I was fortunate and honored this year to earn the International President’s Elite status and my registration and hotel was complimentary (a suite at the Cosmopolitan) along with an invite to special dinner at the STK Restaurant in the Cosmopolitan Hotel and an over … (18 comments)

austin tx: Quattro Gatti's ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/10/17 - 11/06/17 11:55 AM
I've got the perfect suggestion for your dining pleasure this week-end! Since it’s going to be a beautiful day in the neighborhood this weekend, why not head to Congress Ave., grab a sidewalk seat at this trattoria and enjoy the food, sights and sounds of downtown? People watching at its best!!
Owner Gianfranco Mastrangelo knows a lot about Italian restaurants.  He grew up in a restaurant family in New York followed by studying and working with pizza makers in Sicily, Rome and Naples.  (Here’s a little trivia for you – Quattro gatti translates to four cats … (13 comments)

austin tx: Sorry Too Late! Another Canyon Creek home sold by Dorie Dillard! - 11/02/17 12:12 PM
Congratulations to my sellers on closing their home in Canyon Creek . They reached out to me early this fall to list their home because their job situation changed. I represented them when they purchased the home 2 years ago and am sorry to see them go.
I scheduled photos immediately and they staged their home in 6 days to be on the market as quickly as possible. We priced it at market price and I held a Sunday open house. The house went under contract in 5 days!
Blessings to my sellers, buyers and all parties involved! We encountered a … (10 comments)

austin tx: OPEN HOUSES on Zacharys Run in Cedar Park Saturday & Sunday! - 11/01/17 11:59 AM
OPEN HOUSES on Zacharys Run in Cedar Park Saturday & Sunday!
Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this home at their Open Houses this weekend: Saturday, Nov. 4th 2-4pm and Sunday, Nov. 5th from 2-4pm.
4214 Zacharys Run Cedar Park, TX 78613 is located in the community of The Ranch at Brushy Creek off Parmer Lane between Avery Ranch Blvd. and Hwy. 1431.  This community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the 1890 Ranch, Arboretum and the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of  The Ranch at Brushy Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & … (7 comments)

austin tx: Canyon Creek Market Report October 2017 - 11/01/17 10:52 AM

Fourth quarter is in full swing with one month down and only 2 remaining before we ring in 2018! If you’re wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home…The answer is definitely yes! The Texas economy hit a snag with the massive destruction of Hurricane Harvey but as always Texas is pulling together and showing the world what team work and caring about each other can do in the face of adversity! What really makes Texas truly special is the people. Texans are generous and caring people by nature and that compassion is the foundation of … (7 comments)

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Dorie Dillard

Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Address: 9442 N. Capital TX Highway, Plaza One Suite 625, Austin, TX, 78759

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Welcome to my ActiveRain real estate blog and profile. I'm a Realtor with Coldwell Banker United and specialize in NW Austin. Once a school teacher I still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them. Call me at 512.346.1799 save Dorie Dillard | Create Your Badge




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