78750: "Foodie Friday" ~ 12-21-12 - 12/20/12 09:01 PM
“Foodie” Fridays in Austin

We are down to the wire – Christmas is just 3 days away! Going to be doing some last minute shopping? How about getting a sitter so you can stop for dinner before heading home; and enjoy a glass of wine, a relaxing meal and take in the holiday atmosphere.  Here are 3 restaurants for you to consider each located near a shopping area: one near Lakeline Mall, one in the Arboretum and one near the 1890 Ranch shopping area in neighboring Cedar Park.
1.      TEXAS LAND AND CATTLE        http://www.texaslandcattle.com/files/home.aspxIf you haven’t been to a … (12 comments)

78750: Yummy Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies My Mom Use To Make! - 12/20/12 03:33 AM
                                “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”This is a recipe my mom always made for delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  The secret was in the addition of the tsp. of cinnamon and having them chill in the refrigerator before rolling them in balls. We use to love these in our lunches at school! Mom was a home economics teacher and she taught her class to make these cookies because they’re quick & easy and taste delicious.
I continued the tradition for my kids and always kept some in the freezer for an after school treat! My brother's wife got the recipe and still makes him his favorite … (19 comments)

78750: Amazon helping to fill the coffers @ Canyon Creek Elementary NW Austin - 12/19/12 08:39 PM
I love it when companies like Amazon give back to communities by giving a portion of their sales to community schools. The Canyon Creek Elementary PTA has jumped on the bandwagon raising funds for the school by holiday shopping online!
If you go in and use the link on the CCE PTA website at www.ccepta.my-pta.org  on the fundraisers tab under the “Support CCE PTA by shoppingat Amazon" link on the left hand side of the page a portion of your purchase goes to the CCE PTA or go directly:http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=cancreeleptaw-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325
How easy is that…..make a purchase and money flows to our community school!As … (10 comments)

78750: Are you looking for homes in Canyon Creek in NW Austin? - 12/18/12 08:13 PM
Canyon Creek in NW Austin is a premier master planned community that lies within the RRISD (with some homes in LISD). Inventory has been low and homes are selling quickly!I live work and play in Canyon Creek. I maintain the position of the dominate Realtor through pre-market preparation and staging coupled with a solid market price. My reputation is that of a “get it done” professional.
This past weekend two of my listings have gone under contract:

 9821 Lavera Dr.


11117 Calavar Dr.


78750: YMCA of Austin Winter Holiday Camp 2012 - 12/17/12 08:33 PM
If you aren’t already a member of the Y and have children who would like a fun time over the holidays then you need to join the YMCA! Subsequently you can take advantage of the winter holiday camp for children ages 5-12! The camp will be held at the Northwest Family YMCA on McNeil and Parmer.
Their theme will be “Wild Things: Animals Real and imagined.” Campers will be involved in animal based games, crafts and much more. They will also have field trips to Jumpoline and Capital of Texas Zoo to round out the week’s curriculum. If your kids enjoy … (16 comments)

78750: JUST LISTED NW Austin~4 Beds/3Baths 9821 Lavera Dr. Canyon Creek 78726 - 12/17/12 04:51 AM
JUST LISTED ~ NW Austin ~  4 Beds/3Baths 9821 Lavera Dr. Austin TX 78726 ~ Canyon Creek  

Nestled  comfortably on a quiet interior street,  you will find this charming brick home at 9821 Lavera Dr. Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek with its graceful angled front door beckoning family and friends in for a visit.  The quiet elegance of the 2 story foyer with sweeping staircase warmly greets you as you enter.  Whether choosing to watch a favorite show in the family room or spend time with the … (13 comments)

78750: Tech Support ~ 12/17/12 - 12/16/12 08:43 PM

What a week-end! I came to terms on two offers on current listings and got an offer last night on one we are putting on the market today ( I let an agent in early)! I got some Christmas shopping done and had a chance to see and hold our precious grandson who is now 3 months old! It’s Monday morning again, you’ve probably  also had a busy weekend with the holidays and now you’re settling in with your first cup of coffee.  Here is some levity to start your week off! Sounds like this customer needs a better understanding of computers.

78750: Spotlight on Canyon Creek Stars ~ Lego League Robotics Winners!! - 12/15/12 09:17 PM
In my previous post,First Lego League Robotics Team in Canyon Creek ~ NW Austin, I talked about our first Canyon Creek Lego League robotics the “Golden Brickmasters” who entered the local competition at Westwood High School on December 8th, 2012.  Well, kudos to coach Shweta Nair and her team for winning!!!  They are off to the state competition held at Westlake HS in Austin the beginning of February!! Their slogan is “It Works Like A Charm!”  Evidently their slogan was a good one as they captured first prize!
They have  8 members on their team…notice their t-shirt incorporates a part … (10 comments)

78750: Another Home SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision ~ NW Austin 78726 - 12/14/12 08:15 PM
Another Home sold in Canyon Creek Subdivision~NW Austin 78726
Buyers and Sellers in NW Austin, homes are selling quickly! In fact another home just sold in Canyon Creek, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

I had the pleasure to represent the sellers on this charming two story brick backing to a green belt on a quiet interior street at 10129 Brimfield Drive, Austin TX 78726. The seller purchased another home from me (just a few houses down the street) and after they moved we put their home on the market. My sellers listened to my advice and priced their home … (25 comments)

78750: "Foodie" Friday ~ 12-14-12 - 12/13/12 08:30 PM
“Foodie” Fridays in Austin

Well, we’re getting down to the wire for shopping with Christmas being only 11 days away.  If you plan on doing some last minute shopping & would like to eat before you head out, here are 3 restaurants that serve brunch on both Saturday & Sunday.  You can sleep in just a bit, grab a bite to eat early in the day and shop ‘til you drop!
1.      OLD PECAN STREET CAFÉ               http://oldpecanstcafe.com/The Old Pecan St. Café first opened in a small building that was built around the turn of the century.  It has … (38 comments)

78750: Dorie Dillard Makes Platinum Top 50 Award 2012 ~ Austin, TX - 12/13/12 07:48 AM
This cool crisp morning was perfect for the exciting time at the 2012 Platinum Top 50 Awards Ceremony held at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas. Amber Thomas President of PT50 shared with us there were 20% more applicants this year so being named in the 150 finalists was a coveted spot. They announced the 50 recipients for the Platinum Top 50 Realtors in Austin, Texas. Coldwell Banker United was awarded 7 agent winner spots (two in our NW office)! Yahoo!! I was grateful for my second year in a row to be among the top 50.

This year our … (37 comments)

78750: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Sometimes! - 12/13/12 02:22 AM
There are songs written and girls often remark how sometimes they just want to have fun!!  Well, I guess our NW Coldwell Banker United office started a fun tradition 10 years ago based on that premise.  We have a gift exchange of a $20 gift item; everyone brings a dish and BYO!!
This past week our annual “Girls Only” (yes, that’s right…no guys…and no, Geno, you can’t come!) party took place at one of our agent’s home…Ellen Kelsey (a terrific hostess).  As usual, we had so much fun!!  This year, Andrea McShane was dubbed the photo bomber and Maureen Parker..well, the … (15 comments)

78750: Project Santa ~ Austin Children's Shelter ~ Our Giving Tree 2012 - 12/12/12 05:50 AM
Each year our NW Austin Coldwell Banker United office likes to give back to our community in a variety of ways. One of our favorite activities is supporting the Austin Children's Shelter at Christmas. There are so many children that would not be having a Christmas if groups like ours didn't help donate gifts.It’s fun to shop for these kids who are living in the Austin Children’s Shelter. I’d hate to think what a dismal day Christmas would be for them if groups did not make the decision to help.We have a list of items requested and we also show it … (20 comments)

78750: December Season of Celebration & Sharing ~ I Love Our New House! - 12/11/12 08:27 PM
What a fun time I have had delivering poinsettias to clients I have worked with in 2012! This year it has been harder making time as December is turning into such a busy month for new business. I’ve had to schedule times to drop by homes before showing property!  I’m working through my list and enjoying every minute.I caught most of them putting up Christmas decorations and was excited to visit with them and collect some hugs! One of my favorite clients threw open the door and gave me a huge hug. She said almost every day they say “We love … (21 comments)

78750: NW Austin:Just Listed:3 Beds/2 Bath 9704 Morgan Creek Dr.~Avery Ranch - 12/11/12 04:59 AM
JUST LISTED ~ NW Austin ~ 9704 Morgan Creek Dr. ~ Avery Ranch                                           www.9704morgancreek.com
This trendy four sides Austin white stone home at 9704 Morgan Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78717is nestled comfortably on a flat lot.  As you walk through the arched covered entry you’ll notice the high ceilings, rounded corners, columns, recessed lighting and 18” tile flooring.  There’s a working office located to the right off the foyer featuring glass French doors.  The lifestyle triangle of this open floor plan allows for plenty of good conversation and laughter whether you are in … (10 comments)

78750: NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek November 2012 Real Estate Market News - 12/10/12 08:16 PM
It’s well into December 2012 already and I’ve got the latest scoop on the Canyon Creek Community real estate market for November 2012!
We have been getting lots of calls with questions: Are Canyon Creek homes selling? * Should I list my home during the holidays? *  Are buyers out there looking to buy?
Let’s take a look at Canyon Creek Residential Inventory and Home Sales to get some answers:
→Number of Homes For Sale (as of)  12/1/12:  14
(5 New construction condos/ 9 resale)
→Number of Homes Under Contract 12/1/12 9:  9
(4 new construction condos/5 resale)
→Number of homes SOLD in November: 6 (reported sold … (11 comments)

78750: Tech Support ~ 12-10-12 - 12/09/12 08:00 PM
Wow what a crazy busy week-end! I've amost got my client Poinsettias delivered, showed property, talked with 2 new clients, went to some holiday gatherings and got more Christmas shopping done!!It’s Monday morning and I've got a fun lunch planned with friends and have a new listing to go to market tomorrow. Grab a cup of coffee while you’re settling in and start your week off with a little levity:   

Customer care officer: “I need a product identification numberright now and may I help you in finding it out?”Customer: SureCustomer Care Officer: “Could you left click on start and do you find 'My Computer'?”Customer: … (32 comments)

78750: Medspring Urgent Care ~ New NW Austin Location ~ Hwy 620 ~ 78726 - 12/08/12 09:09 PM
We are so fortunate to have Medspring Urgent care open a new location in NW Austin. It is conveniently located in the Plaza Volente Center next to HEB Plus on the corner of Anderson Mill Rd and Hwy 620. Their physical address is 11521 N. Ranch Rd 620 Suite 100. Their phone number is 512-402-6830.For those of us living in Canyon Creek just a short 2 miles down the road it’s nice to know they are open for business!! We are excited to have access to Medspring in such a convenient location.Megan Sylvester, Outreach Coordinator for Medspring contacted me as they … (21 comments)

78750: CAI Honors NW Austin Canyon Creek Community with Greensetter Award - 12/07/12 04:18 AM
The Canyon Creek neighborhood in NW Austin is a community that has been leading by example during the drought we are experiencing by focusing on green programs, water conservation and limiting the carbon footprint of their HOA.  As a result, Canyon Creek is being recognized along with 2 communities in other cities, Sun City in Georgetown and Sunset Ridge in Cedar Park, for being a leader in green community governance by the Austin Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  
Friday December 7th, 2012 Canyon Creek was presented with the Greensetter Award at the Annual Community Awards Gala Event at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. There was a … (18 comments)

78750: "Foodie" Friday ~ 12-7-12 - 12/06/12 08:05 PM
“Foodie” Fridays in Austin

Hard to believe but, New Years Eve is only 3 weeks away. If you are planning on going out for a special dinner that evening and don’t already have a restaurant in mind, here are a few suggestions. Each is elegant in its own right and would make for a very memorable evening.

1.      FINN AND PORTER         http://www.finnandporter.com/austin/Finn and Porter is at the top of the list of Austin restaurants for fine dining.  The restaurant has been recognized for its award winning steaks and wine list, plus the freshest seafood and … (21 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

Office: (512) 346-1799

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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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