austin: Smurf’s Played Regardless of the Weather! - 04/21/24 07:01 AM
Yesterday Beckett’s team, the Smurfs played despite a storm that was descending on Austin. The temperature fell to 60 degrees, the wind picked up; and at first started drizzling. With 30 minutes left in the game it started raining, the field became muddy, and the balls were slick so they called the game!
Beckett took first base because she accidently was hit by a ball from the pitcher! It happens, the wind was up.
Hudson and I huddled under a blanket and thank goodness he brought it!
The good news is they all played well and hung in there until the game was … (12 comments)

austin: Serendipity Sundays ~ Batter Up!! - 04/14/24 05:45 AM
“Keep your eye on the ball and your heart in the game.” Babe Ruth

austin: Enchanting Treehouse Living: 2-Bedroom Haven in Neely's Canyon - 02/29/24 08:09 PM
Introducing your new sanctuary in centrally located Neely's Canyon, where living feels like residing in a tranquil treehouse retreat. Crafted by renowned architect Larry Peel, this captivating condo perched atop the canyon offers a serene ambiance wrapped by towering, majestic trees.
Featuring two bedrooms and two baths, this comfy condo exudes a sense of spaciousness and openness. It's accentuated by its high living room ceiling with ledge detail over the sliding glass doors opening to the exterior covered patio, affording views of the lush canopy of trees and canyon below, all without the hassle of interior steps.
The kitchen smoothly integrates with the … (15 comments)

austin: Neely's Canyon: Serene Living in the Heart of NW Austin - 02/29/24 10:37 AM
I want to introduce a condo community in NW Hills in Austin. I'll be listing a 2 bed 2 bath condo this next week in Neely's Canyon so want you to know more about the community and all it has to offer.
Neely's Canyon offers an eye-catching living experience in the heart of NW Hills.  This two-story condominium complex features unparalleled views of the picturesque hill country, canyons, panoramic landscapes, majestic trees, greenbelts, all in a tranquil wooded surrounding.
Conveniently located, Neely's Canyon provides easy access to a myriad of dining options, grocery stores, the upscale Domain district, and the vibrant Arboretum. With … (14 comments)

austin: Tuesday's Treasures ~ Thrilling Victory in Last-Second! - 12/19/23 04:52 AM
Sunday's basketball showdown for Hudson's team unfolded as yet another thrilling game! I was so proud of Hudson's hustle on the court and and the baskets he made; he was focused! The face-off against an equally formidable team reached an unprecedented level of intensity, showcasing a remarkable display of skill and determination on both sides of the court. In a heart-stopping finale, Hudson's team managed to sink the winning basket in the very last second, breaking the tie game and securing a victorious outcome with a two-point lead!
While the opposing team experienced a loss, it was unmistakably clear that both teams … (28 comments)

austin: Gratitude Post: Family Bonds and Austin's Joyful Traditions - 11/25/23 07:05 AM
As I sit down to compose my fourth gratitude post for the 2023 November challenge that, Debe Maxwell, CRS is so graciously hosting, my heart is brimming with thankfulness, especially for the vibrant city of Austin and the cherished traditions that bring my family together.
Living in Austin is a daily source of gratitude for me, but this Thanksgiving, the festivities took on an extra special hue. One tradition that stands out is the Thundercloud 5K Turkey Trot, an annual extravaganza that transforms downtown Austin into a sea of energy and camaraderie. This year, a staggering 18,000 runners and walkers hit the streets … (34 comments)

austin: Austin Origins: 15 Homegrown Creations from the Capital City - 07/30/23 10:25 AM
In Austin, creativity knows no bounds, and the city has birthed an array of remarkable ventures, from iconic bands to pioneering tech and delectable snacks. Embracing the "Made in Austin" spirit, here are 15 fantastic homegrown treasures that have flourished within the heart of the Capital City.
u Willie Nelson and the Family: Though not an Austin native, Willie Nelson quickly found his way to the city in 1972, seeking a perfect stage for his signature "outlaw country" music. He made Austin his home base and became an inseparable part of its vibrant music scene.
u Spoon: For over 30 years, … (16 comments)

austin: Is it Too Early for Bailey's and Coffee? - 02/01/23 08:15 AM
I’m sitting in my home office and listening to crashes all around me of branches snapping and falling to the ground. Austin is having an ice storm and the trees are taking a beating! This started Tuesday and escalated during the morning hours. Sounds like could continue until Thursday late afternoon.
A large branch fell on my pool cover and I’m hoping it didn’t rip it! Branches are snapping on so many of my trees out front and several have fallen on my neighbor’s yard and theirs have crashed on my roof!
I have not lost power yet, so am grateful as my … (35 comments)

austin: Listen up New Runners and Pros ~ Austin 3M Half Marathon 1/22/2023 - 01/19/23 02:06 PM
The 3M Half Marathon welcomes new runners and challenges old pros this Sunday, January 22, 2023. The downhill to downtown course is a fast and fun race fueled by live music and cheering fans along the 13.1 mile course in the heart of Texas. Avid runners PR and newcomers finish with style as they pass the finish line and are greeted with a lively downtown festival.
This will be the 27th year for the 3M Marathon (we had to take a 2 year hiatus for COVID). In 2020 there were over 7,000 runners! 
Visit the website for more information.
Check for the week-end … (13 comments)

austin: Will Austin experience another Snowmageddon? - 12/13/22 02:38 PM
In Austin you never know what the weather can be like in the winter. It can be mild or can be hit with an arctic blast with temperatures plummeting.  None of us will forget the Snowmageddon in 2021! The historic cold snap and winter storm called Uri lasted from February 10-20 and brought Austinities to their knees! With it brought a gridlock of multiday societal impacts from road closures, power outages, loss of heat and busted pipes.
Those of you in the snow belts see these severe storms often and have experience in adapting to the inconveniences. Our homes are not built … (23 comments)

austin: NW Coldwell Banker Realty ~ Foundation Community Giving Tree - 11/28/22 01:57 PM
I love it when our NW Coldwell Banker Advisory Board takes on a project and gets it done! We met last Monday morning and several members volunteered to make calls narrowing down projects in need where we could make a difference. We are in the middle of our Toys for Tots campaign but wanted to take on another local group of families to help make a brighter Christmas.
Foundation Communities still needs families to be adopted to receive Christmas presents. We now are helping make holidays brighter for two families. One has five members and the other six. They have specific gift cards … (13 comments)

austin: Our 4th "Unprecedented Time" - 10/29/22 08:35 AM
John Dunham doesn't have a crystal ball and doesn't proport to have one. What he's done is take a 30 year historic look at Austin's ups and downs in the market and makes a rational conclusion that Austin has weathered each period rather well. John grew up in Austin and some of you might recognized he is the dad to Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett! 

If we've worked together, then you have most certainly heard me say "I don't have a crystal ball," when weighing in on market trends and projections. But what I do have is experience and … (8 comments)

austin: Austin FC Do You Feel The Love? - 10/17/22 11:46 AM
Austin FC WIN first ever playoff match at Q2 Stadium, Sunday October 16th, 2022. I know lots of you were watching football, but this was a game not to miss! With the Q2 stadium packed and the roaring crowds rooting for them….they couldn’t help but feel the love!!
The dramatic victory in penalty kick shootout launched Austin into the Western Conference Semifinal, next Sunday at Q2! It was another incredible comeback in front of an absolutely, ecstatic home crowd!!
Austin FC will host the winner of tonight’s match between … (12 comments)

austin: Austin’s Tallest Tower is Under Construction - 09/07/22 05:14 AM
The 74 story tower in downtown Austin quietly broke ground June 13th near the intersection of Waller Creek and Lady Bird Lake. Standing at 1,022 feet this mixed-use high rise is called Waterline and is set to open in late 2026. It will be 300 feet taller than the Independent, Austin’s tallest building, and 20 feet taller than the state’s current titleholder, the JPMorgan Chase Tower in downtown Houston.
Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential are the developers and say Waterline will serve as a new gateway from the Central Business District to the Rainey Street District.
Here are some features:
u 3.3 acres … (27 comments)

austin: Funny Friday's ~ Only in Austin ~ 9/2/2022 - 08/28/22 07:42 AM
El Arroyo is an iconic local spot in Austin. They make the best hand-squeezed margaritas and serve Black Angus beef tacos (along with many other Tex- Mex offerings) and have since 1975!
A quirky marquee is out front on the corner of West 5th and Campbell. Every day they change their bill board with a new pun (everything imaginable).
They encourage you to submit your pun on their website and of course have permission to post them. It’s one of those “Keep Austin Weird” things that we all love!
They post them on Instagram because everyone loves them. We all need some laughter or a … (27 comments)

austin: Summer Solstice Festival In the Arboretum Austin TX - 06/07/22 11:53 AM
I love there are so many outdoor activities planned to help celebrate the start of summer. Make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday June 25, 2022, from 4 pm-7 pm.
This event is a celebration of the start of summer at the Arboretum! There will be food, entertainment, and a definite festival vibe. It's the first year to hold this Festival and we are all excited! My office is located at the Arboretum and we are always excited to promote activities in our hood!
The Arboretum Registration tent will be located at the Game Court area between Juliet Italian Kitchen … (10 comments)

austin: CREEK SHOW 2021 Benefiting All in Austin TX - 11/17/21 12:16 PM
I feel so blessed to live in Austin where great projects like; the Waterloo Greenway (a 1.5 mile park system) is in the works. This is a significant public-private partnership between the City of Austin and the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy (a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain an extraordinary urban park system).
Once completed the 35 acres of connected green space – from 15th street along downtown’s eastern edge to lady Bird Lake will display a wild array of natural and cultural destinations. The vision to link our environment, arts, health and adventure nurtures authentic and enriching experiences that … (8 comments)

austin: FALL FREE FUN In Austin Texas - 10/11/21 10:54 AM
The Arboretum website’s header is Eat. Shop. Play. They are an outdoor shopping center located in Austin, Texas and is one of the area’s top places to check out! There are over 40 national local retailers and restaurants. Fortunately for me my Coldwell Banker office is located in one of the office buildings in the Arboretum and I love to be able to take advantage of all the area has to offer.
During the summer the Arboretum hosted movie nights on the lawn and now in the fall they are bringing live music in their Fall Concert Series. This is all being … (14 comments)

austin: T00 LATE ~ SOLD ~ 11909 Harpster Bend Austin TX 78717 - 06/23/21 11:51 AM
For many buyers it boiled down to location, location coupled with an adorable, single story, open floor plan with high ceilings, clean lines and sprawling tile floors.  
Multiple offers came rolling in with the winning offer 17% over list price (list priced based on most recent comparable sales)!
The buyer said the amazing kitchen with its expansive center island/breakfast bar with granite counters, 42” dark cabinets, glass subway tile back splash, stainless appliances and opening to the family/single dining, clinched the deal.
With so many looking for a home office or study area the separate built-in office/study space was an added bonus.
You can’t beat … (12 comments)

austin: Thankful Thursdays ~ Sharing Information on New Construction - 02/25/21 05:21 AM
In our crazy real estate market in Austin Texas it’s not just the resale market that has almost non-existent inventory it’s evident in our builder communities too.
Many builders as they open a new phase have a waiting list which you need to be on to even have a chance for a home. Some are opening up bidding to those on the waiting list or it might be a lottery system. Either way it’s very frustrating when representing a buyer and the builders want a buyer represented.
In our office we have an agent, Laura Exum who mastered a niche in … (17 comments)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX

NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Austin, TX

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Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

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 Realty 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 512.750.6899

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