Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
10904 Running Buck Ln, Austin, TX 78750 A traditional home on a large corner lot covered in mature shade trees. This home features a large living area with a cozy fireplace, and 3 nice size bedrooms with lots of natural light throughout. The backyard has a private fence and a large covered patio. Great location, only minutes to restaurants, neighborhood pool, and park. Walking distance to Grisham MS and Westwood HS. Beautiful updated bathrooms! Amanda Seaman650-743-9213The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m thrilled as a proud supporter to see the Canyon Creek Cyclones Board work through the logistics of organizing this year’s Swim season!! The pool has been resurfaced, the bath and shower areas remodeled and an activity center added by the pool. This is going to be an exciting season!As you all know, the swim team registrations are underway. Tryouts and meet the coach is today, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.This is the agenda for the swim team practice times. They are organized in three team practice times according to their age and skill.The Swim Team Levels:5:00 p.m. - Aqua Splashers - Youngest and easiest6:00 p.m. - Aqua Thrashers - Intermediate and more challenging7:00 p.m. - Aqua Techs - Older and more experienced swimmers and a workout!If you have a 5-6 year old, y...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
CANYON CREEK’S home prices are pushed to new boundaries as buyer demand continues to surge. Real estate in Austin as well as in Canyon Creek has been undervalued for years. We’re in the process of a price shift as more, great jobs and people move to our area. Check out articles on line “New Austin Jobs” and your head will swim.Because of the shortage of new home construction starts, existing home prices have risen dramatically. In part due to supply and demand but there is no new product for existing homes to be measured against.Buyers and sellers are finding the market incredibly challenging with the dramatic appreciation in prices. In May, 9 listings closed with an average price increase of 49% compared to last year. The days on market were down 78% and the average price/square foot w...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
On this Memorial week-end please choose to take time from all the festivities to acknowledge the sacrifice, pay your respects and express your sincere gratitude for our fallen heroes. Taking a moment to honor the memories of those who gave their lives to this country and our cherished freedoms, as well as the sacrifices from their families, is a part we should all play in celebrating Memorial Day. One of my favorite videos produced that truly brings home the message of Memorial Day is the poignant song  by Trace Arlington, “Arlington.”            As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them...... John F. Kennedy
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
My favorite flowers came today….peonies! Flowers always make me happy and I love the creative arrangement Margaret Peterson happybymp.com created! She is an artist with a great eye for an intoxicating combination of fragrant and gorgeous flowers.I love my colleagues in my office who are friends and supporters ….thank you Laurie West!“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” Gerald De Nerval“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”  Zen Shin
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I am so fortunate to share my passion and enthusiasm for real estate with both my children. They helped me when I started in the real estate field in 1991 and logged many hours labeling and licking stamps for my farming pieces. As a single mom starting a new career they were my greatest supporters and their faith in me gave me the confidence to excel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When my son, John Dunham, graduated from Clemson after swimming competitively on a scholarship, he came back to Austin and started working for Dell Computers, in sales, in 2001. He accused me of “slamming” him into his first h...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
As one of my favorite mentors, Barbara Todaro, always says: "Market like you mean It!"  Here is our latest marketing piece just mailed to Canyon Creek. In this low inventory market we are digging deeper for business to make the phone ring. When the right message is sent success happens! As you can see my daughter Melissa Stout has a new picture and also listing homes in Canyon Creek! We take pride in partnering with sellers to make sure our listings are a notch above the competition. Together with solid planning and preparation, we address the most important items to ready our properties for market. Our impressive presentation results in multiple offers and sell significantly over asking price.We take pride in our professionalism and communication skills, and are accessible for all phas...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Well this didn't take long!! Buyers loved the location of this single story gem, within walking distance to one of the community pools, playscape areas and close to the new Dell’s Children’s hospital under construction.  The high ceilings, a light filled open layout with clean lines and sprawling tile floors definitely caught their eye.   Together with solid planning and preparation our impressive presentation resulted in multiple offers going over significantly asking price. We are past options, no repairs, back-up in place and on to closing in June! If you are thinking of selling you can count on my unstoppable work ethic and unparalleled commitment to your success to achieve your real estate goals. Your needs come first and my passion is supporting you and exceeding your expectations...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Your search is over! Could not be a more perfect location within walking distance to one of the community pools and playscape areas. This adorable single, story gem lives larger with the bonus of high ceilings, a light filled open layout with clean lines and sprawling tile floors! You could be walking into this amazing kitchen getting ready to serve drinks or cook up a storm for family and friends. Who doesn’t love an expansive center island/breakfast bar with granite counters, 42” dark cabinets, glass subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances and a 4 burner gas range? Did I mention there is a separate built-in in mini office/mail space? Just minutes to 183A and the new Dell Children's Hospital under construction or easy access to the Parmer Lane corridor close to restaurants and emp...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
2320 Gracy Farms Ln #835, Austin, TX 78758Come check out this three bedroom two bath condo located minutes from the Domain, apple, IBM, Dell, shopping, retail and restaurants of North Austin. It also has easy access to Mopac, I35 and public transportation. This spacious floorplan allows for an abundance of natural light and includes a covered patio which overlooks the Greenbelt. Air Conditioner is two years old and carport covered parking space is included. Unit includes refrigerator, washer & dryer! Come check out these incredible Greenbelt Views!Jonathan Hand512-337-4217The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
April 2021, an astounding number of 34 agents in our NW Coldwell Banker office qualified for the Million Dollar club by listing, writing business or closing sales during the month of 1 Million or more! I love working in an office where everyone works together in a culture of awesomeness, celebrating each other’s success and encouraging each other to grow, this is essential for me.  Our office continues to lead the industry serving our clients in this “Wild West” real estate market we are experiencing in Austin Our sales numbers speak for themselves.  Our CB family is a close-knit group of seasoned professionals who work and play hard! Our leader teresa recar takes a personal interest in each of us. She inspires us to hone and improve our skills to anticipate, adapt and adjust. Knowledge...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
2603 Shiloh Dr, Austin, TX 78745Beautiful home nestled on a large lot in the desirable Shiloh neighborhood! Inside you'll find a bright and open layout with new laminate flooring throughout, fresh paint, and new kitchen cabinets. Down the hall, the spacious owner's suite includes an office area/sitting room, walk in closets, and an en suite bathroom with granite counters and a double vanity. Two additional bedrooms and second full bath are conveniently located down the hall as well. Outside you are greeted with a large back yard and private greenspace behind! Incredible location just 15 minutes from downtown, easy access to both Mopac and I35, and walking distance to parks in growing South Austin.Maria Galizia512-775-4607The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I am thrilled to have partnered with my seller on the sale of this adorable single-story home in prestigious Canyon Creek. With solid planning and preparation, we addressed the most important items to present their home to the throngs of buyers out looking. Our impressive presentation resulted in multiple offers and resulted in multiple offers and sold significantly over asking price.Couldn’t be a more perfect cu-de-sac setting right near one of the many hop on entrances to the hiking trails of Trail Head Park. This single, story gem lives larger with the bonus of high ceilings, straight clean lines, sprawling wood floors, and freshly painted interior! Thinking of selling? Let’s collaborate and you can be assured to receive my unstoppable work ethic and honest, reliable and result prove...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It was a pleasure to partner with my sellers on the sale of their home. With solid planning and preparation we addressed the most important items to receive maximum attention when their home went on the market. When you get location plus a stylish home, park-like backyard, at a great price, it's the total package. Multiple offers resulted due to our impressive presentation with the sold price significantly going over asking price.Thinking of selling? Let’s collaborate and you can be sure to receive honest, reliable and result driven advice. It’s a “wild west” market out there but I’m ready to put my passion, enthusiasm and experience to work for you. Contact me today! 
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Cinco de Mayo was originally celebrated in Mexico as a day of victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This holiday is celebrated on the fifth of May and has evolved in the United States as a day to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage.   Of course in Austin we embrace this celebration! Our NW Coldwell Banker Realty office took the opportunity to get together outside as one of many things we do to promote our culture of awesomeness. We work and play hard lifting each other up. We teach each other, we hold each other accountable and treat each other as partners not competitors. Did I mention I love our office and the importance it places on promoting our philosophy?Hope you enjoyed the excitement of the holiday and were moved by the spirit of the day! Happy Cinco de M...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In this “Wild West” Austin real estate market we received multiple offers with my sellers accepting one significantly over asking price, 3 day option period and closing in 2 weeks!It wasn’t surprising to see this single story attract the attention it received. My favorite stager Brian Morris with Brian David Design created an exceptional look and feel to showcase the easy living of this move in ready home! Buyers loved the high ceilings, straight clean lines, sprawling wood floors and freshly painted interior. The two tiered deck with lattice cover on the upper deck overlooking a private back yard was a real plus!Partnering with my seller through planning and preparation we addressed the most important items to get this home ready for presentation to the market.If you are thinking of se...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I feel so blessed to have my two children live and work in Austin and even sharing a profession I love….real estate.My daughter and her husband have 3 children, Hailey, Trey and Maggie. My son and his wife have two children Hudson and Beckett. I admit my grands are the “apple of my eye” and I feel so fortunate to be a part of their lives as they grow up. My grans range in age from 6 to 25. Loving each other and having fun together is the easiest thing they do! Each one of them brings a smile to my lips and a song in my heart. How lucky am I?Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 It’s the same song…. CANYON CREEK’S home prices are continuing to push new boundaries as buyer demand continues. Its simple economics… our demand for housing is greater than our supply. It’s fueled by SOLID job creation, low interest rates and compared to other parts of the country, undervalued housing. Buyers and sellers are finding the market incredibly challenging with the dramatic appreciation in prices. In April, 5 listings closed with an average SOLD price increase of 46% compared to last year.  To put things in perspective there was one house closed over an astounding $1,000,000. Many buyers experiencing fatigue made a decision, as last resort, to throw out an offer a seller can’t refuse. Not every buyer can accommodate this practice and some are calling it quits as they grapple...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Couldn’t be a more perfect cu-de-sac setting right near one of the many hop on entrances to the hiking trails of Trail Head Park. This single, story gem is move in ready, lives larger with the bonus of high ceilings, straight clean lines, sprawling wood floors, and freshly painted interior! You’ll love the updated kitchen that offers views to the family room/dining and spacious 2-tiered deck overlooking a private back-yard. Don’t miss the four well-appointed bedrooms with the primary bedroom sporting coffered ceilings. Did I mention you’re 15+ minutes to the Domain, Austin FC Stadium, Apple and their new NW campus and 20 minutes to Juliet’s Italian Kitchen at the Arboretum?This home feeds to highly desirable RRISD schools and is close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s that time of the year, by now you should have received your property appraised values for 2021 with your proposed property tax. You can check your values and updates on the following links for Travis and Williamson counties:Travis County Williamson CountyThe Texas Legislature does not set the tax amount of your local taxes. Your property tax burden is decided by your locally elected officials. The appraisal district only determines the value of your property.I’m receiving calls to help homeowners protest their estimated property values and you have until May 17, 2021 to file a protest. Hearings will begin on June 1, 2021. It never hurts to protest your value in order to minimize your tax burden. I can provide you with the sold data but my advice is to call a third party and use the...
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