austin texas: "Foodie" Friday - 1-24-14 - 01/23/14 12:38 AM
“Foodie Fridays” in Austin

It's 26 degress and we have snow! Schools in the Round Round School District are now cancelled and my grand-kids are happy. Sunday it will be in the 70's so make those snowman while you can!!
I have something fun and differnt lined up for your dining pleasure this week-end! Let's go about brunch, lunch or dinner at a restaurant that offers it all this weekend? According to its general manager this restaurant is “modern American comfort food for travelers – with a twist.”   You’ll find everything from Asian-influenced seafood to a bacon-jalapeno … (19 comments)

austin texas: Thankful Thursday ~ Can you see me? - 01/22/14 06:54 AM
Thankful Thursdays ~ Can you see me?

Handsome Hudson found a new place to hide the other night when we were over to visit.  We were talking and Hudson was moving around bar stools and then it was quiet!  When we turned around again we spotted him in a place he had not previously investigated!  He looked at us with that look: "Can you see me??" Yes Hudson how could we miss you!!

austin texas: Freescale Sponsors Austin Marathon and Half Marathon February 16 2014 - 01/22/14 06:30 AM
Freescale Sponsors Austin Marathon and Half Marathon February 16 2014
The First Austin Marathon was held in 1992 and has become a time honored tradition in Austin. The event includes a full and half marathon for both runners and walkers. The running field is normally made up of 14,000 both elite athletes and first time runners trying to complete the race within the time frame allowed. In the past many have used the Austin Marathon for those runners trying to qualify for the Olympic team.  
This year the event will be held February 16, 2014. Race time is … (5 comments)

austin texas: Saturday's Shots - I'm just waiting for my drink to go! - 01/17/14 01:53 AM
Saturday’s Shots ~ I’m just waiting for my drink to go!

Handsome Hudson is ready and raring to go in his latest mode of transportation (compliments of  Nana and Paw Paw at Christmas)!  He even has cup holders that need a Sippy Cup of water.  Hey, he has people to see, places to go...just another day of greeting and meeting!


austin texas: "Foodie" Friday - 1-17-14 - 01/16/14 06:26 AM
“Foodie Fridays” in Austin

We are well into January 2014 and it's time to check out what is going on at Rainey Street! There is a phrase in Spanish that means “it doesn’t go”.  The modern 2 story building this restaurant resides in is a striking contrast to the historic buildings on Rainey Street.  The menu offers home spun twists on sophisticated classics. Take a break from cooking this week-end and enjoy the sights and sounds of  Rainey Street at Nova On Rainey! 
NOVA ON RAINEY           
Chef Brad Sorenson, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of … (25 comments)

austin texas: Reviving the Ground They March On! Westwood Warrior Band - 01/15/14 05:50 AM
Reviving the Ground They March On! Westwood Warrior Band
Westwood High School Band Boosters (WABB) have come up with a practical fund raiser for the community! Spring will be here before you know it and you can work in the garden and support the students in the Westwood High School Band by purchasing mulch!
Your mulch purchase will help fund Westwood High School band activities such as:
·   Purchasing new equipment
·   Lessons and musical instruction
·   Supplies
·   Transportation
·   And much more!
The WABB are selling two varieties of the popular Texas Native brand … (5 comments)

austin texas: Move-in ready charming 2 story in Canyon Creek New Listing-NW Austin - 01/15/14 03:42 AM
Move-in ready charming 2 story in Canyon Creek New Listing- NW Austin

Buyers...don’t delay or another family will call this just listed home theirs!11205 Brista Way Dr. Austin, TX 78726  is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and 2222. This community is minutes toLakeline 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 away for all your water sport activities.
                                                                     Click on the link above to view the exclusive website of … (5 comments)

austin texas: Winning the second time around - 01/14/14 05:44 AM
Winning the second time around
Bob’s challenge is a good one as we all have our stories. I met with some clients a few years ago about listing their house. These were past clients of Gene’s. I prepared an in-depth market analysis and went through our marketing plan and what they needed to do to get their home ready for market.
I received a call a few days later and was shocked to hear they were going to list with another agent who was going to price their home higher and advised them they didn’t have to do all … (25 comments)

austin texas: Austin, TX Moved up to #3 in Category 1 for America's Night Out 2013 - 01/13/14 01:22 AM
Austin, TX Moved up to #3 in Category 1 for America’s Night Out 2013
Austin has been moving up the ranks in awards each year!  The awards for 2013 were just announced and in Category 1 in the 300,000 plus population Austin ranked #3 behind #1 San Antonio, TX and #2 Minneapolis, MN!  Austin worked hard in 2013 to have as many communities participate to give crime “a going away party!”

The National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization that presents NNO awards to cities throughout the nation based on population categories. They formed the “America’s Night … (13 comments)

austin texas: January Tradition in Austin, TX ~ The 3M Half Marathon - 01/10/14 06:00 AM
January Tradition in Austin TX ~The 3M Half Marathon
One of Austin’s favorite traditions to start the year off right is to participate in Austin’s oldest stand alone half marathon! 2014 marks the twentieth year for the 3M Half Marathon! The race is slated for Sunday, January 19, 2014. Remember the race is capped at 8,000 participants so better register it's coming up quickly!

The start line begins on Stonelake Blvd. (at the Arboretum) Austin 78759. Plan to arrive no later than 5:45am. Parking is recommended in parking by Dave & Buster’s, Sam’s or in the parking garage closest … (12 comments)

austin texas: Tech Support ~ 1-13-14 - 01/10/14 02:23 AM
What a week-end! Signed 2 listings and got to show my buyer a home coming on the market soon! My new listing I put on the market Thursday is under contract... yahoo!! Got to Face Time with Handsome Hudson, went to the movies with Geno and delivered over 700 of our Market Reports (only 600 to go). We got our e-newsletter out on Friday. Here it is Monday already and time for a little Tech humor!
Grab your favorite beverage (mine will be fresh brewed coffee) and join me!  Are we really this dumb??
(A customer calls into tech support asking … (19 comments)

austin texas: Fiber Wars in Austin TX ~ Google Fibers versus AT&T's GigaPower - 01/08/14 07:06 AM
Fiber Wars in Austin TX ~ Google Fibers versus AT&T’s GigaPower
Google and AT&T are jostling for dominance in the Austin high stakes market. Both are expected to launch their high speed programs in Austin sometime in 2014. Both are expected to boost speeds to one gigabit with service reportedly to cost $70 a month.
There has been a whole lot of anguish going on in Austin over Google Inc.’s right to attach cables to AT&T utility poles. Before the Austin City Council brought up a discussion on utility access in their December 12, 2013 agenda it appeared a … (26 comments)

austin texas: "Foodie" Friday - 1-10-14 - 01/08/14 05:55 AM
“Foodie Fridays” in Austin
The holidays are finally over and it's time to get back to a normal routine. It's been a week of biting cold temperatures, getting back to work and now the temperatures are warming up and it's Friday! How about running over to The Domain for some fun and relaxation? Check out "The Park" located on the ground floor of the ALOFT Hotel in the Domain. It’s an ideal spot for lunch, happy hour, dinner or even weekend brunch. Make it a great week-end! 
The Park at The Domain has something … (21 comments)

austin texas: Why is everyone moving to Austin, TX? - 01/08/14 04:35 AM
 Why is everyone moving to Austin TX?

Austin is in the news everywhere you turn! Why is that? Maybe it’s because Austin is the fastest growing City in the US and Austin’s economy is making news. With a reported cost of living 15% below the national average is it a wonder? The crime rates are low, the housing market is healthy and the residents love the weather and all the outdoor activities Austin offers!
An Austin Based web design and analytics firm Complete has created an infogram: “At-a glance” summary of the reasons why people are moving to … (24 comments)

austin texas: Saturday's Shots ~ Look who is cruising in style! - 01/08/14 04:02 AM
Look who is cruising in style!

Handsome Hudson definitely likes his new mode of transportation cruising through his hood in style!  Gotta love this great new Christmas toy!  Hooked to his dad's bike is a good way to introduce Hudson to one more outdoor adventure.   That's our boy!!

austin texas: 2013 Real Estate Market Overview Canyon Creek Subdivision Austin, TX - 01/07/14 06:31 AM
2013 Real Estate Market Overview Canyon Creek Subdivision Austin TX
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 notch public schools, close proximity to our lakes, extensive entertainment and dining options. Canyon Creek  homes range from the low $300,000’s to the mid $500,000’s and includes 2 gated sections offering detached garden/condo home living options. One of the gated communities called the Villas at Canyon Creek by David Weekley Homes is currently building out the last of the 53 detached … (8 comments)

austin texas: How did Canyon Creek home sales NW Austin Perform Fourth Quarter 2013? - 01/07/14 04:32 AM
How did Canyon Creek home sales NW Austin Perform Fourth Quarter 2013?
Check out Canyon Creek area single family homes sold in the fourth quarter of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can follow the list down and see the dramatic difference between the real estate markets from 2010 to 2013! The % of change is calculated from 2010 to 2013.
With a 42% increase in number of homes sold (a real plus), a 76% decrease in days on market and a 26% increase in sold prices have you been waiting for the market or has the market been waiting for you?
There was … (8 comments)

austin texas: Real Estate Market NW Austin TX Canyon Creek Subdivision December 2013 - 01/07/14 03:20 AM
Real Estate Market NW Austin TX Canyon Creek Subdivision December 2013
Are you looking for the latest statistics for the real estate market in NW Austin TX in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in December 2013? 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 the last month of Fourth Quarter 2013 ended.
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 notch public schools, close … (5 comments)

austin texas: Face 2 Face with Kendra Scott - 01/06/14 05:44 AM
 Face 2 Face with Kendra Scott
Austin Business Journal will be hosting an intimate interview with Austin Business Journal Editor Colin Pope and Kendra Scott founder and CEO of Kendra Scott Jewelry. This breakfast will be held at the Whole Foods Market world famous headquarters in downtown Austin on January 14, 2014 from 8:30 am-10:00 am. Tickets are only $30 and there is free parking!
In 2002, Kendra Scott created her own line of jewelry out of the spare bedroom of her home!  Combining her love for fashion and her creativity and an investment of $500 she has  become … (14 comments)

austin texas: Tech Support ~ 1-6-14 - 01/02/14 06:42 AM
  OMG the airports are crazy! It took us 2 days to get home from San Juan Puerto Rico! We  just enjoyed a relaxing  cruise on the Celebrity "Summit" ship to Barbados and upon our return were greeted with bad weather across the country tying up planes and airline crews! Great to be back and welcome to 2014! I've just brewed some fresh roasted coffee and invite you to grab your favorite brew and enjoy some tech humor.  For some of us, this may be way too true...  Smarter Generation  
The computer in my high school classroom recently started acting … (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

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