austin texas: Austin #1 Best Place to live in the Country! - 04/09/19 11:26 AM
Good news for Austin! Once again Austin has topped the list of U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the countries best places to live! It's the third consecutive year the Texas Capital has received this top honor.
My good friend Kathy Streib who now lives in Houston texted me an article while I was in sales meeting from the Dallas News and I was so appreciative. Dallas-Forth Worth finished 21st. Thank you Kathy!
The U.S. News and World Report ranks 125  largest metro areas in the U.S. each year. Their criteria is simple and is based on:
Quality of life Housing Affordability General desirability Job … (11 comments)

austin texas: Lesiure moment on Presidents Day - 02/18/19 11:27 AM
Today we honor our nations Presidents and their many contributions to our great country. Thank you and Happy President's Day!
I took time today to have Geno's car inspected so I could apply for his state registration. In Texas you must have your car inspected, show proof of insurance and pay a nominal fee to register your vehicle with the state. Even though he hasn't driven since October I drive his larger Lexus SUV when taking him for doctors visits etc.
I love Lexus service because I was able to take a leisure moment, reading a "real" newspaper and enjoy a latte and muffin at the Lexus Barista while I … (11 comments)

austin texas: February 2019 Austin Texas Events ~ Here’s what’s going on! - 01/29/19 10:33 AM
February 2019 Austin Texas Events ~ Here’s what’s going on!
Our weather has been crazy..one day warm and sunny and the next cold, rainy and dreary...at least it looks like February is going to even out to mild temperatures with sun and clear blue skies!
Don’t miss Disney’s DCappella at Austin City Limits on February 1st.  Toby Mac is live at the HEB Center on February 2nd, and on February 9th a must see is the Austin Sympathy “Singing in the Rain” at the Long Center.
If running is your thing, then don’t miss the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on February … (7 comments)

austin texas: Austin Annual 3M Half Marathon ~ Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01/14/19 12:54 PM
It’s that time of year again and we can expect as many as 7,000 runners to participate in the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon. Plan on a hilly race as you take to running in the streets and through neighborhoods in our Texas Capital this Sunday January 20, 2019.
The good thing is the hills are mostly downhill. You’ll start at a peak elevation of almost 900 feet above sea level in the northern part of the city on Stonelake Boulevard, near Baby Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina. The course will wind around Braker Lane, Burnet Lane, Longhorn Boulevard and United Drive and … (18 comments)

austin texas: November 2018 a Record breaking month in Austin Area real estate - 12/21/18 10:16 AM
November 2018 is another Record breaking month in Austin Area real estate
The stats for the Austin Area are in for November 2018 and looks like the real estate market continues in an upward direction. The median price is up 2%, the number of home sales is up 1% with the total dollar of home sales up 6% to a whopping 839 million. The number of days on market is only up 3 days and inventory of homes is under 3 months therefore still a seller’s market.
Sometihing to watch is active listings are up 12% over last year and pending sales … (9 comments)

austin texas: Cookbook Bar & Cafe ~ "Foodie" Friday 8/24 - 08/03/18 09:57 AM
Did you ever spend time checking out a good book in the library? I know now you can go on-line and click you have a book in your cart but this library on W. Cesar Chavez St. is definitely a place to 'check out'. Why not take some time this week-end and grab a bite to eat while browsing the new Austin Central Public Library, it's amazing, way more than just books.  Come in out of the heat, relax and cool down while finding some delicious recipes and food to tempt your taste-buds in one of its venues!
 
 COOKBOOK BAR & CAFÉ                http://www.cookbookatx.com/
The … (16 comments)

austin texas: Thankful for an Austin Christmas Tradition ~ The Christmas Affair - 11/16/17 01:25 PM
I am thankful for one of my favorite holiday traditions in Austin! Every November the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the Junior League of Austin hosts the Christmas Affair; an extravaganza which runs through Sunday! This year’s theme was “Haute Holiday”. Thursday morning is early bird shopping with breakfast and tickets sell out quickly!
My special friend,Roxanne Ford, from Austin Title and I have been observing this tradition for 11 years to kick off the holiday season! A group of us enjoy shopping, seeing friends and colleagues and absorbing the sights and sounds of the festive holiday season. This year’s event was Thursday … (9 comments)

austin texas: Sorry Too Late! Another Canyon Creek Home SOLD by Dorie Dillard - 11/01/17 10:09 AM
Another home sold in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors®
Happy, happy sellers of a lovely home in Canyon Creek closed on their home remotely in CA. They reached out to me last summer to list their home because of my dominant position in listing homes in the community. The agent was a delight to work with, the lender performed exemplary (he is now on a favorites list) and, of course, closing with Independence Title assures me every detail is addressed.
Congratulations and blessings to my sellers, buyers and all parties … (17 comments)

austin texas: Canyon Creek NW Austin 78726 Real Estate Market July 2017 - 08/02/17 11:47 AM
I am the “most frequently hired REALTOR® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” 
 
July 2017 Real Estate Market Results in Canyon Creek
It’s hard to believe we are in our third quarter of 2017! If you’re wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home…The answer is definitely yes! Texas economy continues to be robust because of job creation resulting in more people coming our way. 50 people a day move to Austin!
 
Once again Austin tops the hit parade ranking #3 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Place to Start a Career” in 2017! Buyers seeking out jobs consider living in … (8 comments)

austin texas: Contract Pending Sale in April 2017 in Canyon Creek Subdivision - 04/20/17 10:46 AM

Congratulations to another buyer who is on their way to owning a home because they were ready to make a firm offer when their Realtor® found the right property for them. Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to buy a property as quality deals sell fast in the Northwest Austin real estate market.
The one constant in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin real estate market is consumers are out with their agents in force looking for the perfect property to call home!
My sellers reached out to me to help them purchase a new construction Taylor Morrison home in … (7 comments)

austin texas: September 2016 Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin Real Estate Activity - 09/30/16 06:00 AM
September 2016 Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin Real Estate Activity
 
I am the “most frequently hired REALTOR® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” I offer hands-on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.
 
 
 
September 2016 Real Estate Market Results in Canyon Creek
Fourth Quarter is here and you’re wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home?  The answer is definitely yes! Austin’s economy continues to swell because of jobs, jobs, jobs. Newcomers seek out the Canyon Creek Subdivision because of its rolling hills topography, broad tree lined streets and excellent schools. 
 
Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods … (5 comments)

austin texas: How did homes sell in NW Austin, Canyon Creek in Third Quarter 2016? - 09/30/16 03:59 AM
How did homes sell in NW Austin Canyon Creek Subdivision in Third Quarter 2016?
Dorie Dillard is the “most frequently hired Realtor® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.”
Check out Canyon Creek area single family homes sold in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 2015. The numbers are in and the homes sold did so with positive appreciation. While 2015 was a good year it appears in 2016 fewer homes are closing, with higher sales price but taking longer to land an offer! Austin continues in its expansion mode by luring more residents in need of housing due to Austin’s emphasis on jobs, … (6 comments)

austin texas: August 2016 Real Estate Activity for Austin-Round Rock MSA - 09/28/16 07:17 AM
The Austin Board of Realtors® recently released good news that the summer selling season ended on a strong note in August 2016! The area continues to be a magnet for jobs and new business across multiple industries. Job creation continues to keep housing demand at an all-time high and inventory at near record lows despite an increase in the number of listings in the market.
August single family homes sales rose 5.3% and median price increased 9.4% across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Inventory rose to 2.8 months only changed by 1% and average days on market literally unchanged at 42 … (10 comments)

austin texas: Thankful Thursday~Amber Thomas~never too young to promote Austin PT50 - 07/20/16 06:25 AM
 
Never too young to promote Austin PT 50
It’s that time of year Austin Realtors!! Applications are due by August 31st for the Austin PT 50! What is PT50 about? It’s a group that annually recognizes residential Realtors for their outstanding accomplishments in sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. There is a point system used to identify winners. They are looking for more than production in sales. They are looking for Realtors who continue to keep learning and who are active in the industry and community.
Austin PT50 provides value to its members with an inside track on all things Austin; … (14 comments)

austin texas: Vinaigrette's ~ "Foodie" Friday 4/1/16 - 03/31/16 01:59 AM
Looking to eat lighter this week-end out? I've got a restaurant in Austin where healthy eaters can now have a perfectly dressed entrée salad with a flavorful side and a delicious dessert under an historic live oak tree! Why not try something new and give it a try! Let me know how you like it..I'll bet it will become a favorite!
 
 
 
 
  
VINAIGRETTE’S                                                     http://www.vinaigretteonline.com
Vinaigrette’s is a salad bistro that raises the “salad bar” to new heights with delicious entrée salads.  These perfectly dressed gourmet salads have innovative flavor combinations, it’s nutritious comfort food that will make you feel energized and nourished! Before you … (20 comments)

austin texas: We built it they came! 2016 Canyon Creek Subdivision Easter Egg Hunt - 03/28/16 04:41 AM
What a perfect setting for our annual Canyon Creek Subdivision, Easter Egg Hunt! We moved the event from Trailhead Park to the Canyon Creek Park this year. The sloping venue amongst the trees worked perfectly to hide our Easter Eggs and divide out the 3 groups of youngster’s participating!
Jennifer Zimmerman and I teamed up to get this event back on track and were so glad we did!! It was a thrill to see all the residents with their kids and grand-kids streaming into the park. Sharing life together in our community is one of the many things we both love about … (12 comments)

austin texas: Saturday Shots - My Super Heroes - 03/12/16 05:41 AM

 
My two Super Heroes - Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett!! Beautiful Beckett is not sure she understands what these costumes are all about but hey..big brother is wearing one! Handsome Hudson loves Spider man!! I think he is living up to one of those famous Spider-man phrases "With great power comes great responsibility!"
 
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austin texas: 2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision Real Estate Market Overview Austin, TX - 01/06/16 05:53 AM
2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision Real Estate Market Overview Austin TX
 
Dorie Dillard is: The “most frequently hired REALTOR in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” I offer professional guidance for residential home buyers & sellers.
 
Canyon Creek is one of the most desired communities in NW Austin. It’s a prestigious master planned neighborhood that boasts several parks, a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts, nature trails, top notch public schools, close proximity to our lakes, extensive entertainment and dining options. Canyon Creek  homes range from the mid $300,000’s to the mid $600,000’s and includes 2 gated sections offering detached garden/condo home living options; The Villas at … (14 comments)

austin texas: December 2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin Real Estate Activity - 01/04/16 06:25 AM
December 2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin Real Estate Activity
 
I am the “most frequently hired REALTOR® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” I offer hands-on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.
 
December 2015 Real Estate Market Results in Canyon Creek
Are you wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home?  This report reviews the current market conditions and expectations as we begin the first quarter of 2016.
 
Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods in NW Austin. It’s a prestigious master planned community that boasts several parks, a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts, nature trails, top … (11 comments)

austin texas: Serendipity Sundays ~ A future paleontologist - 12/22/15 02:23 AM
Recently Handsome Hudson’s cousin Hailey (who is home from college for Christmas break) took him for an outing at the Dino Pit at the Austin Nature Science Center which is located in Northwest Zilker Park. This is a free activity that kids will be begging you for a repeat visit.
Hudson delighted in uncovering the casts of dinosaur fossils..another exceptional memory making activity for kids in Austin!
As always, Austin events and highlights of our amazing city are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United; your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant.
P.S. If you are a homeowner … (29 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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