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A big thank you to my past clients, Radha and Narayanan, for referring their friends Pramod and Madhuri to me, to find them a home in the Canyon Creek Subdivision. After reviewing many homes on the market we found the perfect property backing to the greenbelt for their family. Best wishes to their whole family on their purchase! Whether you are buying or selling in the Canyon Creek, NW Austin real estate market, I welcome the opportunity (15 comments)
Sunday, May 12, 2013 was Mothers Day! Our 6 grandchildren all came over to “open” the pool! Paw Paw made sure that all ages 8 months to 17 years were able to swim comfortably. Early in the morning he turned the heater on to remove any possible chill. That’s what Paw Paws are for...taking special care of his flock! Of course, at the end of the day he was in bed by 8:30!!! (22 comments)
It’s time for spring cleaning and parting with things that you no longer use! For some families this is an annual event, others are planning a move and need to de-clutter and some have been promising for years and this spring they are going to participate! May 18th and 19th our annual Canyon Creek spring garage sale will be held! The front of your home and driveway will be your very own booth! Make some signs and get the traffic to your shopping station! Have fun with (19 comments)
11133 Rio Vista Dr. is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek located on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222. This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Canyon Creek offers an expansive park, community pool, playgrounds, tennis courts and has miles of hiking and nature trails. Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.
11130 Brista Way is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek located on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222. This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Canyon Creek offers an expansive park, community pool, playgrounds, tennis courts and has miles of hiking and nature trails. Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.
9612 Aire Libre Dr. is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek located on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222. This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Canyon Creek offers an expansive park, community pool, playgrounds, tennis courts and has miles of hiking and nature trails. Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.
It’s that time of year..the countdown begins for the remaining days of school and the online registration for RRISD’s Community Education summer enrichment classes is now open! Early registration is urged as classes fill up quickly:Detailed course descriptions, dates, and locations. Classes will be held primarily for elementary-age students, along with some classes for middle school, high school and adult students. Academic classes (reading/writing/math/science) will be offered, along with classes in art, computers, sewing, cooking, babysitting certification, sports related and so much more! Most classes will run one four day week (18 comments)
10608 Lynncrest Cv. is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creeklocated on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222. This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Canyon Creek offers an expansive park, community pool, playgrounds, tennis courts and has miles of hiking and nature trails. Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities. (22 comments)
10808 Broken Brook Cv. is located in the prestigious community of Canyon Creek located on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222. 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 on Broken Brook Cv. attend classes in the (23 comments)
westwood: 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)
What a busy week-end! We pulled off another exciting annual Easter Egg Hunt in Canyon Creek at Trailhead park on Saturday in NW Austin! The kiddos had so much fun...even our youngest 6 month old grandson made an appearance. We made two friend's birthday parties and I came to terms on a home for one of my buyers. A new client called from a past client refrral....life is good. Grab a cup or glass of whatever you are enjoying this Monday morning for some silly tech humor.
What is an astronaut’s favorite key on (31 comments)
westwood: A Paradigm Shift in the Northwest Austin Real Estate Market - 03/19/13 04:15 AM
I concentrate my real estate efforts in NW Austin especially in the Canyon Creek subdivision. Since August of 2008 the real estate market in NW Austin has been tumultuous. Buyers had their choice of homes due to high inventory but found financing problematic.We have a bit of the perfect storm brewing where sellers made the choice to stay put because of the flat market a few years ago and now with inbound migration and confidence back in our economy there is simply a shortage of inventory in many areas, especially in NW Austin. Buyers are now coming to the realization with (18 comments)
westwood: Considered by most the best painter in Austin!! - 03/17/13 04:31 AM
We’ve lived with oak cabinets since our single story home was built in 1994. When we updated our kitchen with granite counters, under mount sink, travertine backsplash and new stainless appliances we made the decision not to replace the oak cabinets. We couldn’t decide whether to have them re-stained, gelled or painted so decided to wait and think about it. I’m so glad we waited..the more homes I’ve seen with painted cabinets convinced me that was the route to take. I made an appointment with Brian Morris, my favorite decorator (better known as the Wizard), and he helped select the perfect color (50 comments)
It’s Monday morning ..I hope you remembered to forward your clock one hour..remember it's now Day light Savings time! I've had a busy week-end with 2 listing appointments (both secured)and showing 3 buyers! Got one buyer under contract with a builder! I enjoyed a date with my Geno ♥. We also spent time babysitting our precious almost 6 month old grandson..Hudson♥. Now it's time for a good cup of coffee and some levity to get Monday morning kick started! Thought you'd enjoy a snippet of what life as a tech support employee is like:
Tech Support: “All right...now double-click on the file (33 comments)
westwood: Don't Forget ~ Time To Spring Forward ~ March 10, 2013 - 03/06/13 01:34 PM
Daylight Savings Time is upon us again! Don’t start looking for those extra 60 minutes on Sunday, March 10, 2013....you won’t find them until next fall when we set those clocks back to Standard Time! Make use of the extra hour of sunlight! You may find you can enjoy an extra hour relaxing on the patio after dinner or playing ball with the kids.You can thank Benjamin Franklin who conceived the idea even though it didn’t become standard practice in the United States until 1966.Check out this map to see which countries observe DST around the world.This community service announcement is (22 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)
When you have 20-50 bags in hand, stack them facing the same direction, then roll them as tightly as possible from the bottom end up to the handle to create a small log. Use two separate bags, one at each end, to tie the log. If you have any questions be contact Kal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shivani Kesar at email@example.com As always local events (26 comments)
westwood: 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)
westwood: The Wizard of Oz ~ Our Gang in Canyon Creek - 02/14/13 10:24 AM
It all started on Boulder Lane off Hwy 620 when Dorie in her red shoes (sorry Ginny I know you have those sparkly red shoes) began to follow the yellow brick road through her master planned community of Canyon Creek in NW Austin.
She often runs into the tin man portrayed by Geno, her husband who is fondly known as the Cookie Monster in Canyon Creek. He wears his heart on his sleeve as he passes out cookies when he is putting up For Sale signs, adding SOLD riders or taking pictures of homes or community events.Dorie often meets clients (83 comments)
westwood: Happy Valentine's Day ♥ The Three S's ♥ The Meaning of Love - 02/14/13 04:06 AM
I’m grateful for my wonderful partner in life, Geno. We love our family, friends and clients and feel blessed with our life together. We work as hard as we play and love to explore the world in our travels.I’ve learned the three S’s in the meaning of love being married to Geno:Someone who makes you feel good about living, who brings out the you who is joyful and giving…Something that gives you a chance to be strong, or trust in another to help you along…Somewhere that you feel like you’ve been forever, a place where you’re growing and learning together. (23 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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