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dorie dillard: Austin, Texas ~ Go Local Here ~ Frisco's - 03/27/13 05:09 PM
Frisco’s has been serving Austinites since 1953! Harry Akins first opened its doors as part of the Night Hawk chain on Riverside and South Congress. Just ask my Geno who used to frequent the restaurant back when it first opened as a teenager.Akins used to tell his staff, “There is nothing accidental about quality!” They are down to one location now in trendy Crestview located at 6801 Burnet Rd Austin Texas 78757. They must be doing something right as you will most always find lines of people waiting to get seated!They serve breakfast all day and comfort food and pie! You (16 comments)
dorie dillard: Have you heard about Mega Bus? - 03/10/13 04:41 AM
Geno and I had to run to Houston a few weeks back for a meeting and we couldn’t help but notice 5 or 6 Mega Buses! I finally had to snap a picture as we passed on.Mega Bus launched their business in April 2006 and has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America! They are the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet.They have luxury single and double deckers that offer free wi-fi, a-seat plug ins, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to (27 comments)
What a week-end, showed property, enjoyed a date with my Geno and worked diligently on our income taxes to submit to our CPA (will be completed by the end of the week)!! Our house is in total disaray with 2 remodeling projects :). March is off to a great start...it’s the first Monday of a new month, and what better way to begin it than with a little tech humor and a morning cup of coffee! Computer Gender
Le Computer or La Computer? A language teacher called Thérèse was explaining to her class that in French, nouns are labelled as (34 comments)
Want to feel like an insider? A person in the know? Have you ever overheard someone say "Shhh, it’s a secret!" I recently discovered that some restaurants actually have secret menus - a list of food items you won’t find on their menu boards. It really isn’t anything new, but, not many people know about them; more and more restaurants are adding these to their menu list. Senior Food Editor Bret Thorn of Nation’s Restaurant News says that “If you have a secret menu or if customers know (48 comments)
dorie dillard: March 2013 Austin TX Events~ Want to know what is going on? - 02/27/13 03:58 AM
March 2013 Austin TX Events is ready to kick off an exciting month with sooo many activities to choose from…..you better get out your calendar so you can pack everything in! If you want to know what’s going on check out these activities: If you’re into Star Wars don’t forget to make arrangements to go to The Long Center to view the On-Man Star Wars Trilogy. The Convention Center will be jumping with Austin’s Spring Home and Garden Show this weekend.Austin will be alive with music with the SXSW annual event running from March 8-17. It coincides with Spring Break so (13 comments)
dorie dillard: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Steiner Ranch~12104 Portobella Dr. 78732~3/3/13 - 02/26/13 02:06 PM
OPEN HOUSE ~ NW Austin ~ Steiner Ranch ~ 12104 Portobella Dr. 78732 ~ 3/3/13 from 1-4pm www.12104portobella.com Don’t miss your opportunity to preview this living masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort & modern technology at 12104 Portobella Dr. Austin, TX 78732. Our open house will be hosted by Bryan Millard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors this Sunday, March 3 from 1-4pm. From the covered front porch to the covered rear porch you'll find a distinctive floor plan perfect for entertaining. Start your day off enjoying early morning laps in your pool. Guests will envy (13 comments)
dorie dillard: Happy Anniversary, Geno! - 02/26/13 03:54 AM
February 26, 2013 marks the nineteenth year since we were married in Austin, TX in the Wedgewood Room at the Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum.
Of all the things
I value in marriage,
The most important one is how we blend
The perfect parts
Of friendship and love.
I’m so glad
I’m married to my
dorie dillard: Another Home has SOLD in NW Austin 78726 in Canyon Creek Subdivision - 02/25/13 02:50 PM
Another Home has SOLD in NW Austin 78726 in Canyon Creek Subdivision Buyers and sellers in NW Austin, homes are selling quickly in NW Austin. In fact, another home just sold in Canyon Creek courtesy of Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors. I had the pleasure of representing the sellers at 9572 Indigo Brush on this charming two story brick nestled on a quiet interior street that backs to the greenbelt; with a resort style backyard complete with a pool.The sellers called me because of the number of homes we list and sell in the community and to tell me (19 comments)
What a week-end! Had fun babystitting for our darling 5 month old grandson Hudson, showed property, had a date with my Geno and got ready for some re-modeling that starts today at our home..pictures and post to follow. Watched the Oscars and OMG was so excited to see Argo win best picture! Now it's Monday morning and time to tickle your funny bone as you start the week. Join me in a cup of coffee and enjoy these Tech Support scenarios:
A Dell technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy back in the drive and close (26 comments)
dorie dillard: Residents Favorite Five Largest Annual Events in Austin, TX - 02/24/13 05:06 AM
Austin Business Journal conducted an unscientific Web survey February 8-13, 2013. With a 99% total on the 5 largest events the breakdown for people’s favorite annual events are as follows: Mark your calendars for these 5 exciting Austin events..I promise you won’t want to miss a one!The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is right around the corner! From March 8 – 23, 2013 make time to enjoy a bit of our western heritage that began in 1938. There are so many events to pick and choose from: Pro Rodeo events, daily concerts, the livestock Show and so much more! (33 comments)
dorie dillard: You decide...which photos are more appealing? - 02/23/13 03:44 AM
There are many excellent stagers in the Active Rain community that I religiously follow who mirror the stager I use in Austin - Brian David. His expertise is the point of difference I can offer to my sellers and I refer to his transformations as “the Brian Touch!”Check out the before and after shots of one of my listings we just closed on that went under contract in one day. You decide which photos made a better presentation of the home:
Having my listings staged gives my homes the necessary competitive edge it needs in today’s marketplace. My (47 comments)
dorie dillard: NW Austin~Book Drive for Outreach After School Program - 02/21/13 03:36 PM
Our landlord, CB Richard Ellis, is hosting a book drive benefitting the Christian Outreach After School Program. They are collecting new and gently used kindergarten thru 5th grade level books for the Outreach After School Program at Oak Springs Elementary. If you have books that your kids have outgrown and are in the area, please think about dropping them off to a worthy cause. We will be happy to take your donations here in our office at Coldwell Banker United – 9442 No. Capital of TX Hwy, Arboretum Plaza 2 Suite 150. These books can truly make a difference in the (18 comments)
dorie dillard: Thankful Thursday ~ Anticipating the win - 02/21/13 04:42 AM
Our 11 year old granddaughter Maggie chose Cheer Station to train in one of their class programs. They coach over 550 athletes and have the largest cheer gym in the Austin area. Maggie likes their philosophy that each child can reach their potential through positive guidance and self-esteem building and superior instruction. They consider all their athletes to be a part of one big family while striving to develop the “whole” athlete.A couple of Sunday's ago Maggie and her group performed in The Mardi Gras contest in San Marcus, TX and claimed first position in her Meteors group! You can see Maggie (24 comments)
dorie dillard: NW Austin ~ Arboretum Plaza I & II competing for TOBY Award! - 02/20/13 04:33 PM
If you’ve read my previous posts ( I hope you have) about our management company, CBRE, then you've learned how much I appreciate our company's office being located in Plaza Two in the Arboretum. I love our location, our space and the way we are treated with the upmost respect. We are their clients and we feel valued. Well, the management team has entered both Arboretum Plaza buildings in our complex into The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Competition. The Toby Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. The awards recognize quality in (18 comments)
dorie dillard: Fashion Week in NY ~ Highlights Obsession with Shoes - 02/20/13 08:27 AM
If you haven’t followed Bill Cunningham with the N Y Times….you’re missing some great fashion info! This week he spotlights the attention to the foot that is showcased in the exhibit that started off Fashion Week at the museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology! These beauties are not meant to be worn but focus on the imagination the fashion world has this year with their obsession with shoes. Fashion is all about fun. You have to admit feet are making a splash in all kinds of weather.
As Bill so aptly puts it: “This year the erogenous zone (23 comments)
dorie dillard: NW Austin~Canyon Creek Elementary Pre-K & Kindergarten Round-up 3-5-13 - 02/19/13 03:22 AM
OMG it’s that time of year already! Mark your calendars for Canyon Creek Elementary Pre- K and Kindergarten Round-up! It will be held Tuesday March 5th, 2013! Any child who resides in the Round Rock ISD and will be five years old on or before Sept 1st , 2013, is eligible to attend the District’s full-day kindergarten. If you have a child eligible, please visit Canyon Creek Elementary between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on March 5th to register!As always community events are brought to you as a courtesy of Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors; your NW Austin (21 comments)
12104 Portobella Dr. is located in the prestigious community of Steiner Ranch “The Land Between The Lakes” in NW Austin. Situated on 4600 beautiful acres between Lake Travis and Lake Austin on Hwy 620 between Hwy 2222 and Hudson Bend Rd.; this master planned community is convenient to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping, close to theatres and churches and has 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.Students (23 comments)
It’s Monday morning again..how did that happen? I've had a busy week-end, showing property, meeting with a seller for photographs of their house we are going to market with today and had a fabulous date with my husband Geno! I've also been texting with my daughter who is in Las Vegas with my grandaughter at a volleyball tournament with 169 volleyball teams! They won last night and are so excited!! Limo ride up the strip was in order!! I hope you grabbed a cup of coffee and are joining me with a little tech humor to start your week. You may (28 comments)
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dorie dillard: NW Austin Canyon Creek January 2013 Market Report - 02/16/13 04:52 AM
Data isn’t always as it appears. Helping decipher real estate information is just one of the many reasons to employ my services, so check out what is going on with home sales in Canyon Creek and why.This market report is for general information only and does NOT replace a comprehensive market analysis. The sale price of each home varies based upon square footage, amenities and other variables. You should always consult with a local Realtor familiar with your community to determine your specific values. January Canyon Creek Comparisons How did the first (19 comments)
Author Bio: I was once a school teacher and still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them. I am a firm believer in asking the right questions. It is the only way to get answers that have helped me build an impressive business over the past 21 years and leave a trail of happy clients
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.
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