coldwell banker united: And the winner is...The most Austintatious business - 12/01/15 12:37 AM
And the winner is….The most Austintatious business
Yes Austin votes on the annual Austintatious Business Contest for the local business that best represents Austin. Earning the title for the second year in a row is Amy’s Ice Creams! Austin Business Journal sponsors this contest.
There were 64 entries and 56% voted for Amy’s Ice Creams who ended up neck in neck with “The Broken Spoke,” one of Austin’s most famous live music venues.
Amy’s is owned by Amy Simmons who has 13 Austin locations. Back in 1984 as a college student she opened Amy’s. Its’ not a wonder she created a cool and … (13 comments)

coldwell banker united: Serendipity Sunday ~ An early Thanksgiving celebration - 11/18/15 03:38 AM
Our NW Coldwell Banker United office Thanksgiving celebration was Wednesday, November 18th.  The company provided turkey and ham and everyone brought in their special dishes to share with one and all!  It's a time we always look forward to express our gratitude for fellowship with those we work with and to officially kick off the holidays.
This year our broker, Teresa's, father passed away and she and her daughter were celebrating his life in St. Louis at the same time as our luncheon :(. 
Diane Kennedy in our office filled in to be Teresa for a short while and played "Great is … (16 comments)

coldwell banker united: Security reminders during the holidays - 11/09/15 03:47 AM
There are important steps you can take to protect your family and home during the holiday season. Nothing can ruin the joy of the season more than a break-in. Damage to your home, loss of property and the sense of violation can be traumatic. Please take time to practice preventative security measures which can provide you greater peace of mind while celebrating the season and all it has to offer.
• Holiday lights: If your plans include being away than make sure your outside lights are on a timer. It may be the year to skip the outside lights or keep them … (45 comments)

coldwell banker united: Thundercloud Subs 2015 Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Austin TX - 11/05/15 05:14 AM
It’s hard to believe this year’s Turkey Trot marks the 25th year anniversary! The ThunderCloud Turkey Trot is the largest five mile run in Texas and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with more than 20,000 participants. The race includes a five-mile run, one-mile run and a kids’ K that all take place outside the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
 
The Turkey Trot is an Austin Tradition observed by many Austinites. In 2012 several in our immediate family made the 5 mile trek together ....grandson Hudson was only 2 months old and rode comfortably the whole way!! At … (11 comments)

coldwell banker united: Serendipity Sundays ~ Pretty as a Picture! - 10/29/15 06:02 AM
Beautiful Beckett was dressed for her school photos!  She is busy toddling around and learning all kinds of sounds from her big brother, Handsome Hudson.  The other morning it was car and truck sounds! Monkey see, monkey do!
This little girl definitely melts her daddy's heart...she is as pretty as a picture.
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coldwell banker united: Vote Proposition 1 in Austin TX Homeowner Property Tax Relief - 10/14/15 07:34 AM
Vote Proposition 1 in Austin TX Homeowner Property Tax Relief
 
November 3 2015 is Election Day for Constitutional Amendments. October 19 through October 30, 2015 you can cast your ballots early. If you’re a homeowner it’s important to get out and vote for Proposition 1! Early Polling Places.
 
Many refer to this Proposition as the “Home Owner Property Tax Relief.” Austin is growing at an extraordinary rate because it’s a great place to live. We want to keep it that way and keep it affordable. Property values are rising and our property taxes need to be kept in check to keep owning a … (12 comments)

coldwell banker united: Is it still true you have to "List to Last"? - 10/12/15 02:31 AM
Is it still true you have to “List to Last”?
In 1991 I found myself in the position of a single mom with a son in middle school and needed to make a living. I hadn’t taught school in years and I needed to put my big girl panties on and get a job! I started selling advertising for a Real Estate company and watched with interest at the agents in the office. It didn’t take long for me to realize I could be a Realtor and a good one! I took a few courses (my college credits transferred over which helped) … (67 comments)

coldwell banker united: Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin~Fall Festival Saturday 10/24/15 - 10/08/15 02:41 AM
Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin~Fall Festival Saturday 10/24/15
 
There will be fun for the whole family at Trailhead Park in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin! Face Painting, Tattoos, Arts and Crafts, Bouncy House and Obstacle Course (brought to you by Dorie & Gene Dillard), hot dogs and more will be on tap.
 
Be sure you wear your Halloween Costumes...young and old! The red carpet will be rolled out for the Costume contest which begins at 4:30 – 5pm. There are three categories: Most original, Best Attention to detail and Funniest!
 
Everyone loves to interact with the animals that Michael from the Zoo Show … (10 comments)

coldwell banker united: Thankful Thursday~Harvesting the fall fun! - 10/07/15 07:16 AM
Thankful Thursday~Harvesting the fall fun!
Beautiful Beckett had so much fun this past week-end at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls TX, harvesting all that fall has to offer!! The weather was perfect and there was so much to see and do! Don't you love her smiling face? She was so excited! Beckett found all the animals were sensational and loved the sounds they made. Can’t you hear her squeals of delight? Beckett is one year old and loving it....everything is new and exciting!!
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coldwell banker united: OPEN HOUSE~Cedar Park~2700 Giacomo Cv~Bella Vista~Sun., Sep 20th 1-3pm - 09/16/15 06:32 AM
OPEN HOUSE~Cedar Park~2700 Giacomo Cv~ Bella Vista~Sun., Sep.20th 1-3pm
www.2700giacomo.com
Buyers, this newly listed home at 2700 Giacomo Cv. Cedar Park, TX 78613 in the Bella Vista Subdivision will be available to preview during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 1-3pm.
Giacomo Cove is located in the community of Bella Vista with a beautiful hill country setting.  There is easy access to major highways, convenient to restaurants, theatres, Lakeline Mall, The Arboretum and The Domain for shopping.  Adjacent to Twin Creek Country Club and Golf Course, Bella Vista offers a community swimming pool and children’s play area perfect for those neighborhood … (6 comments)

coldwell banker united: NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek Subdivision Fall Garage Sale Oct. 17-18, 2015 - 09/11/15 06:34 AM
NW Austin ~Canyon Creek Subdivision Fall Garage Sale Oct. 17- 18, 2015
Canyon Creek residents have been busy cleaning out and preparing for the best ever fall garage sale! Two days of glorious bargain shopping for the public!
This year Saturday and Sunday Oct. 17 and 18th, will be the weekend to find those good deals! Come ready to find some bargains.....shop until you drop…. follow the signs as many residents will be open for business!!!
Saturday 8am - 3pm and Sunday 11am – 3 pm.
This community service announcement is brought to you by Dorie Dillard, your NW Austin real estate professional … (10 comments)

coldwell banker united: SOLD in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin~11220 Crossland Dr.78726 - 09/10/15 02:18 AM
The NW Austin real estate market has set record sales this summer.  Serious buyers need to act fast when they find a suitable property.
My motivated sellers wasted no time in preparing their home for the NW Austin housing market and the result is exactly what they anticipated: Another home SOLD in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin 78726, courtesy of Dorie Dillard with Coldwell Banker United.
Several years ago my sellers bought another home in Canyon Creek and leased this property.  The time came they no longer wished to be landlords and made the decision to list and sell the … (12 comments)

coldwell banker united: Thankful Thursday ~ "She misses you" - 09/09/15 07:49 AM
It's hard to believe Beautiful Beckett is now 1 year old!  No bottles or baby food for this girl and definitely trying to walk!  While we were away recently on our Eastern Mediterranean cruise we received this photo from son with 3 simple words..."She misses you!"  How sweet is this little one ♥
Little girls bring such delight with hearts so warm and smiles so bright...
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coldwell banker united: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 8-31-15 - 08/27/15 06:10 AM
Well, guess this week it will be Tech Tuesday! Posting it a little late, but, it’s still a good time for some tech support humor with your morning coffee:
A good name for this one is Wireless, Clueless, And Hopeless  
(A guy works in a computer repair service where they fix computers, reinstall windows OS, etc. A girl storms into the shop, ignoring the line and starts shouting at him.)
 
Customer: “Hey! When you reinstalled my Windows, you broke the wireless receiver in my laptop! I can’t connect to my wireless network! I want my money back and I want it now!”
 
(Other customers … (15 comments)

coldwell banker united: Pending Condo in Neelys Canyon ~ Austin TX 78759 - 08/25/15 05:28 AM
 Pending Condo in Neelys Canyon ~ Austin TX 78759
Congrats to my buyer who is on his way to owning his condo! A past client and friend referred him to me and he is a pleasure to represent. He came into my office and we went over the home buying process and his wish list. He followed my advice and was preapproved within a week!
After looking at several areas and condos he narrowed it down to where he wanted to live. The perfect condo came on market and we submitted a strong offer in a multiple offer situation and won the … (7 comments)

coldwell banker united: Coldwell Banker United NW Austin~Goal for 2015 ACS Giving is DONE! - 07/24/15 06:13 AM
 
 
Boy it feels good to know our Coldwell Banker United NW Office $6,000 goal for contributions to the American Cancer Society for 2015 is reached!!
July 15th we held our American Cancer Society Potluck Lunch and Silent Auction. We raised the final $1,707 needed to reach our goal! Yahoo!!!
Since July, 2005 our NW office has raised $76,626.00 for ACS. We are proud of everyone’s efforts to make this happen! We truly are making a difference in helping people celebrate more birthdays!
 
 
 
P.S. If you are a homeowner thinking of selling, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in NW Austin; … (18 comments)

coldwell banker united: Thankful Thursdays ~ Sweet Smiles - 04/29/15 07:40 AM
Beautiful Beckett offered so many sweet smiles yesterday!  She was up early and underwent surgery to have her adenoids removed and tubes put in her ears.  After a string of ear infections, the doctors felt this was the answer for our sweet Beckett.  It's amazing how quickly they bounce back when they are so little!  Love you, Beckett...glad to see those loveable smiles ♥
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coldwell banker united: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11111 Crossland Dr.~Canyon Creek~Sun.,May 3, 1-3p - 04/29/15 05:44 AM
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11111 Crossland Dr. ~Canyon Creek~Sunday May 3rd 1-3pm
www.11111crossland.com
 
Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11111 Crossland Dr., Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, May 3rd from 1-3pm.
This master planned community is located on Hwy 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy 2222 minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum and 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.  Like the water? Lake … (14 comments)

coldwell banker united: I'm Moving to TX: What is required to register my car? - 04/20/15 03:15 AM
Clients moving to TX often ask me "how do I register my car?" The process just got simpler! I love streamlining processes and Texas made a wise choice when they made the decision to transition to a single sticker system for the required car inspection and registration processes.  Starting March 1st, 2015  drivers will still get their cars inspected annually but in the one year transition (3/1/15 – 2/39/16) drivers will get their registration sticker as long as the inspection sticker is valid.
 
So no longer do you need 2 stickers in one year! Supporters of this new process are hoping the single sticker system results in a … (16 comments)

coldwell banker united: Austin, TX Zilker Garden Festival March 28-29th, 2015 - 03/25/15 05:04 AM
Austin TX Zilker Garden Festival March 28-29th 2015

Don’t miss out on the Zilker Garden Festival this weekend March 28-29th. This festival is the primary fundraiser for the Austin Area Garden Council and the proceeds support the Zilker Botanical Garden.

There is so much to see and do at the two day event including: plant shows and sales, music, activities, and fun for the whole family! Visit City of Austin tables to find resources available to you! For more than 50 years, this annual festival has been a favorite destination for Austin’s gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and families.  
Zilker Botanical … (13 comments)

 
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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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