78759: Shanghai Noodle House ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/5/16 - 02/03/16 04:51 AM
A new neighborhood restaurant opened in the middle of December 2015 and are trying to get their act together! NW Austin can always use a good place to stop for a reasonably priced dinner and eat in or take out with our hectic lifestyles. There are mix reviews but the owners are trying to correct their rocky start, so let's give them a chance and see if this locally owned restaurant can make it! 
SHANGHAI NOODLE HOUSE          http://shanghainoodlehouse.net/
Owner Yulin Lu serves a variety of noodle dishes and other menu items, such as egg rolls, slushes, shaved ice, coffee and bubble tea.  Being new … (20 comments)

78759: SOLD: 8200 Neely Dr. Canyon Condo in Austin TX 78759 - 09/29/15 06:12 AM
SOLD 8200 Neely Dr Canyon Condo in Austin TX 78759
Condo homes in Neely’s Canyon are sought after properties and sell quickly with multiple offers with the low inventory levels in the Austin real estate market.
My buyer was referred to me by a special past client of mine. I interviewed to be his agent and so glad I was afforded the opportunity to work with and for him.
After our initial interview he took my advice and went through the pre-approval process with his lender from his credit union (who is an excellent local lender whom I just closed with a few months back … (14 comments)

78759: Chef Vi Catering "Creates Dream Dinners" Austin, TX 78729 - 07/28/15 03:46 AM
We found a wonderful catering company called “Chef Vi’s Catering!” They are located in NW Austin at 8863 Anderson Mill Rd Ste. 101 Austin TX 78729. Their phone number is 512-401-CHEF!
We met with Vi and her engaging husband for a taste testing to approve a menu we want her to prepare for my birthday with family. With all of our hectic lifestyles, planning an event can be difficult so we want the freedom to relax and enjoy our time together. Turning over the cooking to minimize the stress is why we contacted Chef Vi’s Catering!
Chef Vi obtained her education from Le … (17 comments)

78759: Bucking traditions ~ A wine to remember ~ Meiomi Pinot Noir - 06/15/15 01:45 AM
Geno and I were hungry for seafood and enjoy the excellent food and service at Eddie V’s in the Arboretum. I prefer a Chardonnay and Geno red but we decided to take a taste test of various Pinot Noirs. It was fun to explore possibilities of something fresh which could satisfy both our taste buds.   
We settled on Meiomi and so glad we did! The name means “coast” and it is a California wine from the Caymus Vineyards. It is a combination of Pinor Noir and Chardonnay...not a traditional blend! It offers an exciting chemistry of berry, oak, earth and spice … (18 comments)

78759: Help Make Austin's Ronald McDonald's House Wish List Come True - 05/06/15 02:45 AM
Help Make Austin’s Ronald McDonald’s House Wish List Come True
I’m not talking about “McDonalds” the fast food restaurant with the Golden Arches! I’m referring to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
In Austin we are fortunate to have Austin’s Ronald McDonald House. They offer A “Home away from home” for families outside of Austin whose children receive medical treatment at one of the areas nearby hospitals. They offer families a place to stay and sleep, eat and relax.
Donations help keep the families staying at Austin’s Ronald McDonald House more comfortable. Items are needed year round and your donation can make … (13 comments)

78759: Another home SOLD:The Village at Anderson Mill ~ NW Austin TX July '14 - 07/01/14 06:30 AM
Another Home SOLD in the Village at Anderson Mill in NW Austin TX July 2014
NW Austin residents…homes are selling quickly! Another home sold in the Village at Anderson Mill in Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

This was the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market, in our low inventory levels. My buyers loved the location of this charming single story home nestled comfortably on a quiet interior street.
My buyers listened to my advice on making an attractive offer to compete with multiple offers ….… The result, … (17 comments)

78759: Another home SOLD in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin, TX June 2014 - 06/30/14 03:17 AM
Another home SOLD in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin TX June 2014
NW Austin residents...homes are selling quickly.  Another home has sold in Milwood Subdivision in NW Austin, Texas courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.

My buyers are thrilled with the purchase of their new home on 7309 Rankin Trail in Milwood.  Norb and Geanie are past clients and wanted to downsize and move closer into Austin.  We made sure we saw this new single story listing and met at their open house.  It was exactly what they were looking for and had the bonus of … (15 comments)

78759: Another homes SOLD in Sierra Arbor Estates in Austin, TX May 2014 - 05/30/14 01:23 AM
Another home SOLD in Sierra Arbor Estates in Austin, TX  May 2014
Austin residents...homes are selling quickly!  Another home sold in Sierra Arbor Estates in Austin, TX courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

This was the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market, in our low inventory levels.  My buyers loved the location of this charming brick home nestled comfortably behind mature oaks on a quiet interior street with a pool!
My buyers listened to my advice on making an attractive offer to compete with the 4 other offers tendered...The result, they won the … (12 comments)

78759: Just SOLD in Balcones Village Sudivision in NW Austin TX February 2014 - 02/19/14 05:25 AM
Just SOLD in Balcones Village Subdivision in NW Austin TX February 2014
NW Austin residents…..homes are selling quickly. Another home has SOLD in Balcones Village Subdivision in NW Austin Texas, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

Thank you John and Debbie for trusting me to market and manage the sale of your home in the Balcones Village subdivision.  They followed the tips of my favorite stager, Brian David, and prepared their home to show in its very best light.  They priced their home according to current market conditions. The result, this Balcones Village Home SOLD with … (10 comments)

78759: REALTOR® Got Run Over by a Reindeer - 12/16/13 06:22 AM

This is an exciting editorial piece from the powers that be from Active Rain Management. So many tips from many bloggers on concrete examples of how to run a successful business throughout this holiday season. Real Estate is local and some parts of the country are experiencing more activity than others in this last month of the 2013. Austin Texas is definitely still gaining momentum! With 121 people a day moving here we have to keep moving. However we still have to make time to prepare for our 2014 pipeline and this article with give you some excellent tips no matter what business your … (17 comments)

78759: Lessons in Life ~ Thanking Others ~ A Gift To Pay Forward - 12/12/13 01:04 AM
One of the many lessons my Broker, Vanessa Bivens, has imparted to us is to thank those for being a part of your life. She has repeatedly bestowed on each of us over the years a thank you both verbally and written. We all experience the wonderful, warm glow her thank you brings which encourages us to spread that same feeling to others.

Yesterday when I accepted the Career Achievement Award from the Austin PT 50 it was only natural to thank the person in my life so important to me....my husband Geno. He is always behind me 100%. He … (19 comments)

78759: Real Estate Market in Estates of Brentwood ~ NW Austin TX June 2013 - 06/18/13 09:38 PM
Real Estate Market in Estates of Brentwood ~NW Austin TX June 2013
The real estate market in Estates of Brentwood is strong in June 2013. My objective in this report is to provide you with a Real Estate snapshot of the community. This report reviews the current market conditions and expectations as we continue to finish out the second quarter of 2013.
What is the neighborhood like?
The Estates of Brentwood neighborhood is a small pocket of approximately 100 homes centrally located in NW Austin off Anderson Mill Road.  These homes were built by two builders; DR. Horton and Morrison … (6 comments)

78759: Tech Support ~ 5-13-13 - 05/12/13 09:43 PM

What a great week-end! We had rain on Friday night and wow are things lush and beautiful! I wrote an offer which was accepted by the seller. Took time to stage a new listing after my seller moved, had photos taken and the home will be on the market later today. The kids and grand-kids all came over for a "pool party" for Mother's day! Everyone brought a dish and Geno cooked, ribs, chicken and sauage on the BBQ. Handsome Hudson was introduced to the pool and hot tub and loved it!! The weather was perfect and we had a fantastic … (18 comments)

78759: Debbra Pearcy ~ The answer to your Senior Moves ~ It's 2 Much Stuff - 05/06/13 09:20 PM
Debbra Pearcy ~ The answer to your Senior Moves ~It’s 2 Much Stuff
I have known Debbra Pearcy for…. OMG I can’t even remember how many years I’ve known her! She is one talented lady and I was so excited to hear about her new venture It’s 2 much stuff!
She is a taskmaster believe me! I know as I worked with her when she was in HR when she worked at Emerson Co. and Coldwell Banker United and when I listed her mother-in-law's home. She is an expert at developing and executing systems. It doesn’t matter what challenge she … (14 comments)

78759: When It Comes To Purchasing a Home~Women Find No Glass Ceiling - 04/23/13 09:27 PM
When It Comes To Purchasing a Home~Women Find No Glass Ceiling
I’ve seen firsthand; single women emerging as the second largest group of buyers second only to married couples and twice that of single men. Only a few decades ago women found it difficult if not impossible to obtain a mortgage. But due to Federal legislation this all changed!
Women are waiting longer to marry. They find themselves developing careers and enjoy pursuing varied interests and activities. They quickly found they can be in control of their own destiny and want to utilize their rent money to build equity. … (33 comments)

78759: Tech Support Monday ~ 4-22-13 - 04/21/13 09:24 PM

What a week-end! I came to terms on an offer on a new listing, had a listing appointment which the sellers called me back saying they wanted to utilize my services, enjoyed a date with Geno with some good friends, went to son's appreciation party he hosted for his clients and got the news our granddaugher's volley ball team won the championship National Qualtifying meet in Dallas Sunday afternoon! It’s Monday morning and another awesome week is before us...grab your favorite beverage (mine will be a cup of coffee) and enjoy a little computer humor to start your week off.   … (26 comments)

78759: Austin Active RAin Meet-up ~ Meeting new friends! - 04/10/13 06:45 AM
Today Austin peeps braved the cold wet rain and met at Brio Tuscan Grill. We were hoping today would be like yesterday..sunny and warm but no such luck..eating on the Terrace was out of the question!
No problem a nice inside table was reserved and we enjoyed meeting Bob Ratliff, Robin Scott and Anne Johnson….Donna Harris, Scott Hayes, Roxanne Ford and myself have tried to always make these meet-ups as it gives us a chance to network.
Donna was explaining an issue she feels strongly about that affects her neighborhood:http://nocovertinbeecave.com/. I missed her post back in December:http://actvra.in/Tlk. Go get’em … (22 comments)

78759: Tech Support Monday ~ 4-8-13 - 04/07/13 09:13 PM

What a glorious week-end..clear blue skies with plenty of sunshine (Sunday didn't start off that way but did end up)! I listed a house on Saturday that will come on the market the end of May and met with new buyers on Sunday to go over how we plan to work on finding their family a home in Austin. Geno and I got our pots on the patio planted and the pool cover is coming off this Friday.  
Yeah....it's Active Rain meet-up week.....Austin peeps don't forget ours Wednesday, April 10th at 11:15 am at Brio's! It’s Monday and here is some … (24 comments)

78759: Austin, Texas ~ Go Local Here ~ Frisco's - 03/27/13 10:09 AM
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 … (17 comments)

78759: Tech Support ~ 3-18-13 - 03/17/13 09:18 PM

Fun on Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone! Had a busy week-end showing property to two buyers, enjoyed time with Geno and got my 3 miles a day in to complete my weekly goal of 5 times a week! Yahoo!! Finally all the vistors from SXSW and the rodeo are on their way out of town and we can settle down from all the events and traffic! We're closing in on the end of the third month for first quarter 2013 and I'm still wondering how did we get here so quickly!  Won't you join me in your first cup of … (25 comments)

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR

Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

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

Mobile: 512-750-6899

Office: dillard@reloaustin.com

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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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