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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This morning as I was driving out of the Canyon Creek Community I saw a deer running widely back and forth across Boulder Lane. Everyone who was walking their dogs stopped in amazement and all drivers slowed down to make sure they didn’t collide with this frighten creature. As I left the community I was so glad that that everyone stopped to make sure this poor deer wasn’t hurt and we can only hope that wherever it lands it finds peace and solitude. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”John Muir  
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s hard to believe that the RRISD schools in the Canyon Creek community will be celebrating the last day of classes and the end of second semester on this Friday, May 24th, 2024! The countdown begins!The Canyon Creek HOA Board is sponsoring our annual summer kick off pool and dive in movie event! It will be held Friday May 24th at the Canyon Creek Community Pool and Activity Center! The party begins at 5 pm and goes until 8 pm with the movie from 8-10pm.Families will love celebrating with friends and neighbors, dancing and playing fun pool games! Don’t forget this Friday is going to be lots of fun!Brought to you courtesy of; Dorie Dillard Coldwell Banker Realty, your trusted resource, and resident Canyon Creek Realtor®.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Last Christmas a dear friend of mine gave me a very fun gift for my pool, solar floating balls that light up and continuously change colors!They float around in your pool all day charging up so once it is dark, Voilà they are sporting fun colors! I even have a remote control to use if I want.I couldn’t break them open until my pool cover was removed so once it came off and the pool cleaned, Hudson and Beckett blew them up and threw them in the pool! Now I’m enjoying a light show every night! One of my all-time favorite Christmas presents! Thank you Laurie!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’ve been watching with interest the roping off an area at the front of Canyon Creek at the entrance across from our signage coming into Canyon Creek. I walk every morning so one of my routes its up to this entrance. Desi Chinese is coming to Canyon Creek...the question is when?A new food truck, Desi Chinese, has placed fencing and brought in tables and the food truck is in place. I tried googling Desi Chinese and am coming up empty handed. I stopped at the little grocery store, Food N More #2, with the gas station and, The Little Top Taco Restaurant to ask if they knew anything about this new Food Truck Park. I found out one of the owners of the grocery store has a cousin who is creating this little park! This morning there were workers and they are hoping to be open for Memorial week-...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Most everyone knows I have two wonderful children, John and Melissa. Because of them, I have 5 grandchildren I adore. Mother’s day 2024 was especially wonderful because it gave us a chance to “stop” and enjoy the moment! We’ve all been busy and rather than going to a restaurant and not be able to move around and visit, we opted to have everyone to my home. Everyone brought food, flowers, cards, balloons and an appetite!  We had a chance to laugh, visit and even play Bingo with Hudson and Beckett. It’s wonderful that my grandson Trey and his fiancé, Liz were able to come. Now that they are both in Austin I’m thrilled we will be enjoying more of their company. Sometimes it’s good to take a breath, live in the moment and appreciate all it has to offer!“Life is not measured by the number o...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I was reading Maria Shriver’s Sunday paper today and came across a very meaningful quote that spoke to me: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”Elizabeth StoneMaria was talking about her mother and a whistle she came across that her mother gave her. It made me think of all the things my mother did by setting an example and creating an experience of family life. As I was baking her oatmeal raisin cookie recipe for the kids today, I remember all the times she baked them and we couldn’t wait for the first batch to come out of the oven (her secret ingredient was cinnamon)! We loved them warm and enjoyed the first cookie, and the second and the third! LOL! Motherhood is beautiful and complicated and...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Saturday was a busy day for the Smurf’s! They played 3 games winning all three to become the number one team! They were so excited and it’s been a thrill to see this team grow throughout the season. Beckett brought her best play of the season yesterday in the first game. Her whole team showed up and supported each other to go 3-0, winning their end of season tournament. I‘m so proud of The Smurfs!  
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s hard to believe that the RRISD schools in the Canyon Creek Community will be celebrating the last day of classes and the end of second semester on May 24th, 2024! The countdown begins!The Canyon Creek HOA Board is sponsoring our annual summer kick off pool and dive in movie event! It will be held Friday May 25, 2024 at the Canyon Creek Community Pool! The party begins at 5 pm and goes until 8 pm, with the movie from 8-10pm.Families will love celebrating with friends and neighbors, dancing and playing fun pool games! Mark your calendars now for a fun time!
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By Cary Nemeroff, Austin Lakeway Realtor Fluent in ASL Sign Language
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Travis)
If you or your clients were holding out to buy a home or investment in Austin, TX...NOW is the perfect time to buy!Do you have cash or at least 20% for the downpayment? Do you realize that sellers in Austin are struggling to sell so they might be incentivized to buy down your rate for the next few years?You didn't forget that you can refinance when rates drop, right?This beautiful, Single-Story Home that comes complete with Front Lawn maintenance provided by the HOA is a steal at $575,000!Built in 2015, Original Owner3 Bedrooms & 3 Full Bathrooms +Office/Flex Space, 1,843 sq. ft.Open Concept Layout, Separate Dining RoomAmazing Kitchen & BathroomsQuiet w/stylish fenced backyard Adjacent to Nature PreserveThis property makes for a great investment or home to build equity over time!10703 T...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Just a few weeks ago I posted about our Canyon Creek cluster Post Office boxes being damaged on Ember Glen Drive by the Canyon Creek Elementary school. I’ve been pleasantly surprised the old ones were removed, shortly after I posted,  and the new ones are in place! They told us it could be 6 months so having them installed so quickly exceeded our expections! LOL! They left a note on the back of the cluster boxes requesting us to go pick up our new keys! I went directly to the Balcones Post Office Station, signed and received my new keys for my mail box! 
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
The real estate market in Austin, Texas, is as dynamic and vibrant as the city itself. Known for its booming tech industry, eclectic culture, and appealing quality of life, Austin has become a hot spot for both families and professionals looking to settle down. If you're considering selling your house in this competitive market, you may wonder, "How can I sell my house in Austin, Texas quickly and effectively?" Whether you choose to navigate this process independently or with a little help, this guide provides 12 expert tips crafted to ensure your home stands out and sells fast.Austin's real estate market offers unique challenges and opportunities. Understanding these can make the difference between a listing that lingers and one that sells swiftly. From pricing strategies to curb appea...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This month Kathy Streib and Debe Maxwell, CRS are co-hosting the May Active Rain Challenge:   "Why Choose you?” It’s such an appropriate topic because the NAR’s decision affects each and every one of us. Thank you for coming up with a relevant topic. I've always been drawn to the concept of a Vision/Dream Board, especially in my early real estate career. From the very beginning, I've found that a Vision/Dream Board serves as a powerful tool for manifesting both personal and professional desires through visualization.This year like every year I created my vision board at the beginning of the year. After the turmoil of the release of the NAR’s decision, I went back to review my vision board and my written goals for the year.I remember when I started in real estate in 1991 as an anxious, s...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
My grandson, Trey popped the question last December 28th and he is engaged to a wonderful young lady, Liz, that we all love! We are so proud of her for achieving something truly remarkable….graduating from Baylor Law School at the youthful age of 23 and third in her class! She is an official law school survivor! Her parents hosted a wonderful gradation party for her over the week-end. They had so much food and even offered a taste testing to vote on our favorite wedding cakes. They had 4 kinds of wedding cakes to sample and rate along with 2 groom’s cakes. Beckett enjoyed every last bite! She was diligent on filling out the requested taste test questions and selected her favorites. It’s an exciting blending of families. I couldn’t be happier for this young couple who has so many family ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m sure many of you know that Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5 to celebrate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. This year it will fall on this Sunday, but doesn't mean the festivities aren't all weekend!For those of you who need a refresher course: The Battle of Puebla occurred during the Franco-Mexican War, a conflict between the Mexican government led by President Benito Juárez and the French forces of Napoleon III. The Mexican Army was totally outnumbered and outgunned, but they achieved an unexpected and significant victory over the French forces at Puebla. It's amazing what you can do when you set your mind and focus on winning!Even though Cinco de Mayo was initially born and observed i...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Latest news on the Canyon Creek Real Estate market in April 2024….What you need to know now…..What it means for you…..April 2024 is showing activity is up and buyers are re-entering the game! There is lots of enthusiasm among buyers for fresh, well-presented, and reasonably priced homes. Many buyers are actively seeking to make a purchase as their current leases approach renewal. Open houses remain bustling, reflecting the eagerness of buyers to navigate our limited inventory of homes.Inventory is down! The number of sales increased 167% YoY. Presently, the market comprises only three active homes, averaging a short 9 days on the market. There are currently five homes pending, indicating a promising outlook for May closings. The median sales price is 1 % higher YoY.Due to these favorabl...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I love the fragrance of Gardenias and decide this year I would plant a Gardenia bush in my lime green pot that sits outside my living room window on my deck. I‘ve always planted a white Plumbago in that pot but I couldn’t find any in late March. Since we were having an early spring I decided it was my chance to give a Gardenia an opportunity to produce its heavenly blooms! I had 1 bloom on Monday and this morning two more have blossomed, with many more to come! I’m so glad this one seems to be happy in its location. I love how they look and their wonderful fragrance when I walk out on the deck.“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world, it just blooms,”  Unknown
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