austin texas: Tech Support - 2-17-14 - 02/12/14 05:48 AM

 
 
OMG what a great week-end! Our sunny Texs weather is back! Valentines' Day was a special day with dinner with friends and my Geno. Saturday was busy showing, writing and offer and not winning the bid :(. However went on a listing appointment and we will be coming to market in 3 weeks! Was able to reach my favorite stager and photographer and they are scheduled.
 
Sunday morning was an early morning helping with Handsome Hudson, while his mom put up signs for his dad (my son) who was racing in the Austin Marathon! We partied with friends and walked down … (14 comments)

austin texas: Active Rain Contest "Love is in the air!" #3 - 02/11/14 05:15 AM
Last spring a lovely elderly homeowner who had lost her husband the first part of the year, called me. At 83 years old she was ready to sell her large home and move to an apartment close to her friends. 
57 years of memories were packed into her home. Her children lived about an hour and a half away and were trying to help her but she understandably didn’t want to part with her lifetime accumulations. She wanted a small efficient place to live but still wanted to be surrounded by all her familiar possessions.
She and her husband … (20 comments)

austin texas: A Diamond in the Rough...Just Needed Polishing - 02/11/14 02:08 AM
 A Diamond in The Rough….Just Needed Polishing
Last year I met with a couple who was getting transferred and needed to sell their home. They had a lovely floor plan backing to the greenbelt (protected preserve) but hadn’t taken on any redecorating projects in the 10 years they lived in the home. The carpet was rippled and worn (it was the original house built in 2002) they had wall paper and a border in the master bath, outdated fixtures, hadn’t been painted and the house was cluttered beyond belief!
They understood they needed to move out because they didn’t want anyone … (27 comments)

austin texas: City of Austin, TX Bulk 2014 Collection Begins on March 3rd - 02/07/14 05:52 AM
 City of Austin, TX Bulk 2014 Collection Begins on March 3rd
 
It’s that time of year to weed through your house for an annual spring cleaning and rid yourself of excess!!
 
Maybe you’re thinking of moving and getting your home ready to go to market….it’s the perfect time to purge! You can set your things out at the curb by 6:30 am on March 3rd for bulk collection from the City of Austin.
 
Separate your items into three piles:
 

 
 
1. metal items
 
 
 

 
 
2. non-metal items
 
 
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austin texas: 3 Story with a backyard paradise in Canyon Creek New Listing-NW Austin - 02/07/14 12:53 AM
3 Story with a backyard paradise in Canyon Creek New Listing- NW Austin
 
www.10305brimfield.com

 

 
Buyers…you better be quick or this home just listed in NW Austin in the Canyon Creek Subdivision will find another family to call it their home!
 
10305 Brimfield Dr. Austin, TX 78726  is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and2222. This community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres, churches and restaurants.  Like the water?  Lake Travis is just a short distance … (25 comments)

austin texas: Tech Support ~ 2-10-14 - 02/06/14 04:45 AM
What a week-end~Friday school was canceled (probably a little premature but erring on the cautious side). Friday afternoon I still met the photographer at a new listing and set up showing appointments for all afternoon (while we entered the home in the MLS). 8 showings and multiple offers..the home is under contract and inspections are this morning! Geno and I watched some movies and on Sunday the family celebrated Geno's Birthday (it was in the 70's and yes Handsome Hudson was there)! I met with a seller who will be coming on the market the first of April and met with another … (13 comments)

austin texas: Active Rain Contest "Love is in the air!" #2 - 02/06/14 01:34 AM
Such an appropriate contest for February..love is in the air! Here is my second story I will share concerning a real estate transaction I made a difference in:
 
In our business many feel the greatest satisfaction is derived when we can make a difference in a transaction of buying or selling a home, I know that is how I feel. We often find ourselves the glue holding things together as the home buying or selling process unfolds.
 
In 2010 I was called to list a home in the community. Unfortunately the sellers were going their separate ways and we needed to work together to … (9 comments)

austin texas: Happy Birthday Geno ~ My Very Best Friend, Husband and Partner in Life - 02/05/14 06:18 AM
 
Happy Birthday Geno ~ My Very Best Friend, Husband and Partner in Life

I found the perfect card for Geno and every birthday I give  it to him with a new private message from me for the year.  Why?  It's fun to read all the past years messages and because I found this message is the one I want him to hear...every year.... because it is true…
 
From the very beginning
We’ve believed in each other.
We’ve wanted the same things and been willing to work for them.
We’ve loved and laughed and learned to compromise.
We’ve taken whatever … (18 comments)

austin texas: Thankful Thursday ~ Pre-Birthday Celebrations! - 02/05/14 06:10 AM
Pre-Birthday Celebrations For Geno!

Pre-Birthday celebrations are always fun when a birthday is on the calendar.  Genos birthday is not until Sunday (when we will celebrate with the family) but this week Geno has several early birthday celebrations on his dance card!  Today was lunch at Houston’s (I know it is now called Bartlett's but will always refer to as Houston's)...tonight will be dinner at daughter’s house!!

Birthdays are a celebration of life...we are so glad you are part of ours, Mr. Geno!
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austin texas: Real Estate Market NW Austin TX Canyon Creek Subdivision January 2014 - 02/04/14 06:44 AM
Real Estate Market in NW Austin TX in Canyon Creek Subdivision January 2014
Are you looking for the latest statistics for the real estate market in NW Austin TX in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in January 2014? 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 up the first month of the first quarter in 2014.
 
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 … (1 comments)

austin texas: Active Rain Contest "Love is in the air!" #1 - 02/04/14 01:04 AM
I love this contest and it’s so appropriate for the Month of February….Love is in the Air!♥ I feel so blessed that over the years I truly had the pleasure (and still do) of working with some extraordinary families! Here is one of three stories I will share:
 
I remember in 2010 getting a call from a couple who lives in the same section of the community we do. Their house was lovely straight out of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. There were some health issues which prompted them to consider it was time for less home maintenance and more diligence … (22 comments)

austin texas: Look Who's Talking....about Real Estate! - 02/03/14 11:55 PM
Look Who’s Talking…. about Real Estate!
 
Many of you already have been introduced to Handsome Hudson. He is the adorable son of real estate entrepreneur John Dunham of Juice Homes Realty and his lovely wife Erika in Austin. He’s also the much loved Grandson of the illustrious Dorie and Gene Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors.
Handsome Hudson is privy to the scoop on how Austin is growing and thriving. He is well aware of the 150 people a day moving to Austin and understands Austin’s employment rate has dropped to an all-time low in 5 years of 4.5 % … (37 comments)

austin texas: Family-friendly Austinville 78750 in NW Austin! - 01/31/14 06:22 AM
 Family-friendly Austinville 78750 in NW Austin!
If you’re traveling North up Hwy 183 it’s hard to miss the activity going on in Austinville 78750!  In 2013 iFLY Indoor Skydiving opened along with the favorite duo – Amy’s Ice Cream and Phil’s Icehouse and on December 3rd Baked by Amy’s opened! It’s the brainchild of Amy’s owners Steve and Amy Simmons. Baked by Amy’s specializes in making sweets such as truffles, cakes, bars, brownies and cookies.  Moms, in case you don’t know, they offer decorating classes for children ages 6-12!

The sign isn’t even up yet and business is booming … (8 comments)

austin texas: Just SOLD in Davis Spring Subdivision in NW Austin TX January 2014 - 01/30/14 06:10 AM
Just SOLD in Davis Spring Subdivision in NW Austin TX January 2014
 
Sorry Buyers, You missed out on this one..another home just SOLD in Davis Spring Subdivision in NW 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 North West Austin real estate market. I had the pleasure to represent a past client on Thatcher Drive in Davis Spring. There were multiple offers on the home but my buyer won the bid by acting quickly and … (12 comments)

austin texas: Tech Support ~ 2-3-14 - 01/30/14 04:15 AM
 

 
 
It was a busy week-end..I showed property, had a buyer terminate on one of my listings and got it back under contract within 24 hours! A friend had surgery so we took over some food as well as checked out an Authentic Italian place that just opened at the entrance to our community. Check out Foodie Fridays this week! OMG..what a surprising Super Bowl game! Bryan Millard in our office played for the Seahawks as an offensive guard therefore the majority of us were rooting for his team! It's cold and damp and Monday morning! Grab a cup of … (10 comments)

austin texas: Canyon Creek Elementary NW Austin Family Fun Fest Carnival 2014 - 01/30/14 02:25 AM
 Canyon Creek Elementary NW Austin Family Fun Fest Carnival 2014
Time to mark your calendars for the Canyon Creek Elementary Family Fun Fest in NW Austin on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2-5pm!
It’s always fun for students to bring their families to the carnival style Family Fun Fest held at the Canyon Creek Elementary School. So much fun!  So much to do! What you’ll find:
Carnival style games Bouncy houses Kona ice (cash only) Silent auction (ends at 4:30 pm) Temporary tattoos & hair painting Popcorn, snakes and drinks The CCE PTA has been working hard creating an action … (6 comments)

austin texas: February 2014 Austin, Texas Events ~ Here is What is Going On! - 01/30/14 01:41 AM
 February 2014 Austin, Texas Events ~ Here is What is Going On!
 
It’s February already and so many fun things to do in Austin!  Check out Ron White: A Little Unprofessional at the Bass Concert Hall or see the Peking Acrobats at the Long Center.  Don’t forget “A Special Valentine Evening with Bob Schneider at ACL Live on Valentine’s Day!  Lily Tomlin at the Paramount will be awesome.  Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group you won’t want to miss at the Long Center….so many options!!
 

 
Check out the fun things on tap in Austin for … (5 comments)

austin texas: FAQ: What is the Forecast for Austin 2014 Real Estate? - 01/29/14 01:54 AM
 FAQ: What is the Forecast for Austin 2014 Real Estate?
 

 
Question: What is the forecast for Austin 2014 Real Estate?
 
Answer: Many briefings from various economic gurus have been held outlining the forecast for 2014 in Austin Real Estate market. They are all pretty consistent in their projections:
 
1.     150 people move to Austin every day.  
2.     Austin will double our population every 20 years
3.     Austin will add 30,000 jobs in 2014 and 2015
4.     There is a 2.8 month supply of resale homes in Austin
5.     Home prices appreciated 10% in Austin
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austin texas: 4 NW Austin listings are now pending! - 01/28/14 04:03 AM
I’m happy to announce that our 4 January NW Austin listings are now pending! Two in Canyon Creek Subdivision, one in Spicewood Village and one in Avery Ranch!


 


Buyers are out 365 days a year and if your home is not on the market it certainly is not going to sell!
Selling or buying a NW Austin home is a complex process and you want to work with a Realtor that understand the process; and can connect you with other professionals that realize the importance of contract contingencies, customer service and are laser focused on … (14 comments)

austin texas: Tech Support ~ 1-27-14 - 01/23/14 12:59 AM

 
 
What a week-end..Friday cold with ice and snow! Didn't last long but the kids got out of school so were thrilled with a day off! I negotiated some repairs on a listing and just submitted repair requests for a buyer after their inspections. I've been preparing for a listing appointment this afternoon and found time to start gathing some of our information for our accountant to submit for our income tax....I'll be glad when that job is over! Yesterday was lovely in the 60's.....not sure what today will bring! It's Monday morning again which means time to share some tech support … (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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