austin texas: A Grateful Heart This Thanksgiving - 11/23/15 06:30 AM
A Grateful Heart This Thanksgiving
"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."   Theodore Roosevelt
"Nothing is more important than a grateful heart."     Seneca
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

austin texas: How did Canyon Creek home sales in NW Austin Perform 3rd Quarter 2015? - 10/02/15 07:58 AM
How did Canyon Creek home sales NW Austin Perform 3rd Quarter 2015?
Check out the Canyon Creek area single family homes comparison of sold homes in the Third quarter of 2015 to 2014.
Third Quarter 2015 market performances have been very good, with average days to offer of 24 days, a 17% decrease from 2014.  50% more homes closed than 2014. The average sales to list price ratio was 98.7%...slightly higher than 2014. The average sold price increased by a more palatable number of 3.9% for buyers compared to 24% in 2014!
As of October 1, 2015 17 active homes are on the market … (8 comments)

austin texas: October 2015 Austin Texas Events~Here is what is going on! - 09/25/15 07:02 AM
October 2015 Austin Texas Events ~ Here is what is going on!
It’s almost October 2015! What a great line up of fun things to do in and around Austin! Don’t forget the Chalk Walk Arts Festival in neighboring Round Rock on October 2nd.  On the 17th there is The Austin Heart Walk at the Long Center, the Texas Book Festival at the Texas State Capital and of course the annual Austoberfest at Scholz Garten! If you’re a Rick Springfield fan make sure October 22nd you are at the Cedar Park Center for a live performance! October is loaded with events….You don’t … (16 comments)

austin texas: Are there any new developments in the Austin's housing market? - 09/24/15 07:01 AM
I read an interesting article Chicken or the Egg Conundrum in Forbes Magazine which totally relates to the Austin Housing market! They asked which came first the house or the homebuyer? In Austin it's definitely the homebuyer. The good news is the Federal Reserve kept a lid on interest rates. Good thing for the buyers if only they could find a home to fit their needs at a price they can afford!
The supply of resale homes is increasing but still doesn’t meet the demand for housing. Our builders want to produce inventory on the ground but the constraints placed on them by … (19 comments)

austin texas: Summer Send-off Celebration in Canyon Creek August 15th - 08/03/15 07:30 AM
 Summer Send-Off Celebration in Canyon Creek August 15th
I love to see our students in the Canyon Creek Subdivision mobilize their efforts to make a difference for programs that help others! Kudos to Manjula and Malika for organizing: “Summer Send-Off Celebration" at Canyon Creek Elementary School, on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 5 pm!
Their party is scheduled so the whole family can participate in music, games, food and even a scavenger hunt! How cool is this???
All proceeds from this celebration will go to the United Nations World Food Program…the World’s largest organization fighting hunger worldwide.  Let’s all come out and support Manjula … (21 comments)

austin texas: OOPS TOO LATE! Canyon Creek greenbelt view home under contract! - 05/01/15 03:13 AM
9532 Indigo Brush Dr., Austin, TX 78726  is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek 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. Residents of  Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways, restaurants and theaters.  Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.

This one has all the bells & whistles and is no surprise it went under contract so … (26 comments)

austin texas: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 3-9-15 - 03/06/15 11:31 PM
 A wonderful week-end! I had two listing appointments and met my darling buyer clients at a builders office to finalize a new home build. I went to the walk through for some other clients with the same builder and we are closing this Tuesday. Always a great experience with Standard Pacific Homes! Geno and I lunched with our traveling buddies and had dinner at some friends house Saturday night. Grand-daughter Hailey is home from college and can't wait to see her for lunch today! Now it's Monday morning and time for you to join me with some tech support humor......... 
Customer: “It … (28 comments)

austin texas: 1st Annual NW Austin CB United Awards Luncheon~AKA NW CBU Grammies - 03/04/15 05:33 AM
Our leader, Teresa Recar initiated the 1st Annual NW Austin CB United office luncheon (AKA the Coldwell Banker Northwest Office Grammys) hosted by Drees Homes! Alfred’s Catering presented a sumptuous lunch at the Drees Homes model in the exciting new master planned community in the hill country called “Travisso!”

Connie Hentosh, Marketing Manager, and Nancy Kearns, Sales Manager, of Drees Homes hosted our awards luncheon complete with door prizes and cash giveaways! What a lovely setting with the backdrop of the lush rolling hill country! Thank you for a memorable event Connie and Nancy! We loved the tour of your … (17 comments)

austin texas: Chavez ~ "Foodie" Friday - 2/20/15 - 02/17/15 02:01 AM
I have a treat to suggest to you this week-end! How about dining in the heart of downtown Austin on Lady Bird Lake relaxing and enjoying magnificient views? The view of the Ann Richards bridge (aka The Bat Bridge) from expansive floor-to-ceiling windows is stunning (especially at sunset – and you’ll be able to see the bats fly out!). Better start calling for reservations if you want one of the best tables in the house!
The view of the Bat Bridge from the expansive floor to ceiling windows during sunset is a sight to behold against … (28 comments)

austin texas: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 2/9/15 - 02/06/15 07:18 AM
What a glorious week-end! Exceptional blue skies, clear and sunny and 79 degrees all week-end. Today is my Geno's Birthday and the kids and grand-kids came over to celebrate yesterday with Franklin's BBQ and cake and ice cream! Handsome Hudson had fun playing with his big cousins and Beautiful Beckett was taking it all in!!Saturday I had an outstanding open house on my new listing and Sunday it went under contract! I had 14 different groups through and everyone loved the home (what was not to love)! It’s now Monday morning - time to start off your week with a little tech support humor…

austin texas: Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin Real Estate Activity Jan. 2015 - 02/05/15 07:46 AM
Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin Real Estate Activity January 2015
I am the “most frequently hired REALTOR® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” I offer hands on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.
January 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 finished the first month in the first quarter of 2015.
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 … (18 comments)

austin texas: The Sweetheart Candy business practices the three "A's" - 02/03/15 07:48 AM
The SweetHeart Candy business Practices the Three “A’s”
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and according to a Valentine’s Day report from the United States Census Bureau; candy is the most purchased gift during the Valentines Holiday! 40% of the candy procured is the little Sweetheart candies! You know the ones I’m referring to they’re the pieces that have sweet, little writings on them.
The Sweetheart candies made their first appearance in 1902 and the first mottos were; “Be Mine”, “Be True” and “Kiss Me.” They are still popular today. Others have come and gone like “Dig … (70 comments)

austin texas: Saturday Shots ~ King of His Castle! - 10/08/14 08:17 AM
Saturday Shots ~ King of his Castle!

Handsome Hudson’s custom “castle” is almost finished!  He was so excited when he came home to find what the contractor had erected!  It has a small rock climbing wall, rope climbing, swings, ladder to the upper deck, doors to a space under the top deck and a slide!  Tell me this young man isn’t in seventh heaven!


austin texas: First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14 - 09/08/14 08:10 AM
First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14
What a fun venue! On September 13th from 10am – 6pm be sure and check out a collection of eight eclectic properties! You’re in for a sensory escape because these homes showcase the weird, amazing and unusual people and places that make Austin remarkably weird!
A $37 VIP ticket provides access to a reception the evening before at the Urban Betty Studio from 8-11pm. You can go on-line and purchase tickets for the self-guided and self paced tour at
You’ll get to see Austin artist James Talbot’s whimsical house and … (22 comments)

austin texas: Handsome Hudson's 1st Spring Break - 03/11/14 05:08 AM
Handsome Hudson's 1st Spring Break
Spring break was so much fun this year!  We were thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of Handsome Hudson’s first spring break in Cozumel!  The boy took on Mexico with great enthusiasm!  Splashing, throwing coconuts in the water, sampling guacamole and papaya...he did it all and did it well!!

austin texas: It’s never Been a Better Time to Buy in Austin! - 02/18/14 07:38 AM
It’s never Been a Better Time to Buy in Austin!
We have been hearing this mantra a lot “It’s never been a better time to buy in Austin” and after attending Mark Sprague’s Residential Market Review at Abel’s North on Valentine’s Day morning..…I’m firmly convinced this is a true statement!

Austin is a great place to be! 2013 was the year Austinites felt and saw recovery. Austin is one of the nation’s top job markets. We are seeing Austin’s economy in an expansion mode. Austin’s’ unemployment is at 4.5%!
Demand for housing is exceeding supply in both rentals … (13 comments)

austin texas: Just Sold in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX February 2014 - 02/18/14 05:58 AM
Just SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX February 2014
NW Austin residents…homes are selling quickly. Another home has SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United.

I had the pleasure to represent the seller on 9550 Savannah Ridge #19 in the Villas of Canyon Creek because of our reputation in selling homes in the Canyon Creek community. James and Monica received our community market reports over the past 2 years and placed a call to me when they found it was time to sell their home. … (7 comments)

austin texas: Just SOLD in Quail Creek Subdivision in Austin, TX February 2014 - 02/18/14 04:15 AM
Just SOLD in Quail Creek Subdivision in Austin TX February 2014
Sorry Buyers, You missed out on this one..another home just SOLD in Quail Creek  Subdivision in Austin TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United.

Buyers who act decisively, like my buyer, have the best opportunity to purchase a home as quality deals sell fast in the Austin real estate market. I had the pleasure to represent a buyer whose home I also listed.  We closed simultaneously with a seller’s lease back in place to give my buyer time to schedule vendors to complete updates before moving in … (8 comments)

austin texas: Pending Sale in NW Austin in Canyon Creek Subdivision - 02/18/14 02:41 AM
Pending Sale in NW Austin in Canyon Creek Subdivision
Sorry NW Austin buyers, you procrastinated and missed a wonderful opportunity on a new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek subdivision. This property is now under contract after 1 day on market with multiple offers courtesy of Dorie Dillard with Coldwell Banker United Realtors.
Call me for a free market analysis if you are serious about listing your home so we can discuss what your home is worth. I’ll be happy to share how my on-line and print media marketing and networking with other real estate professionals can take … (7 comments)

austin texas: Thankful Thursday - Bye Bye Mr. Snowman - 02/12/14 07:01 AM
This is our version of a snowman in Austin.  My granddaughters made this a few weeks ago when we had snow (the light dusting we had).  Looks are deceiving because this is a coffee scoop for a hat!!

Our temperatures have been like a yo-yo and frankly I want our Texas weather it’s supposed to be in the 70’s..I sure hope the weather forecasters are right!!  

Bye, bye Mr. Snowman...we have seen enough of you!!

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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

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