Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Saturday I made it a priority to watch Beautiful Beckett’s soccer game and she was all in! Having a big brother has taught her not to be intimated by boys, even when matched with an almost all-boys soccer team.Love #16 and her intensity when making a commitment to paying the best she can. She will not back down and definitely has this!“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”  Zig Zigglar
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Did you know you can tune into Chanel 54 on The CW Austin network at 9am on Sundays to View “At Home in Central Texas” and see some of the most spectacular properties for sale in the area?          One of my listings, 10405 Pariva Trail went under contract before the TV show aired.  Coldwell Banker Listing Conceirge made an ajustment for me so when running this is how the video will play:        Love the flexiblity of showcasing my listings. My listing can still be shared while explaining it went under contract, letting the audience know I have others coming on the market and I can help them sell their home. As always I'm available to serve your Real Estate needs in NW Austin. Inventory has plunged an inbound buyers coming into Austin need a place to live. On the fence about selling? Le...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We’ve been on a fast track for first quarter 2021 and trying to catch our breaths as we head into second quarter. We all know many things are backordered with the push for the vaccine production. Our third and fourth quarter Coldwell Banker recognition just arrived a few weeks ago!Thank you Teresa Recar..it’s never TOO LATE to receive some bubbly! Though we couldn’t be together in person to celebrate it’s nice to know the CB leadership team keeps supporting and recognizing our achievements during these unprecedented times. #cbrocksI service NW Austin. Thinking of selling? We can collaborate and you can be sure to receive honest, reliable and result proven advice. 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)
What a wonderful surprise today when I ran into our local HEB grocery to pick up some things. I wanted to make sure I bought blue berries so I can make blue berry muffins for Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett (shhhhh..it’s a surprise). As usual HEB supports all things Texas.As I was checking out I was given a free reusable shopping bag with a wonderful design by Texas artist, Julia Rojas who grew up in McAllen, Texas and earned a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Texas-Pan American. She began her career with HEB 11 years ago and currently puts her creativity to work every day as a Bakery lead in San Antonio (I'm hoping she finds time to enter some of her designs on social media..right now it appears she's too busy). Not all cities are carrying her bags but I love the o...
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By Anne Edwards Johnson, Austin Realtor | HookemhomesATX (512)917-5260
(JP and Associates)
 I think we all can agree, there is little NORMAL about the current real estate market. This is a most unusual situation regarding (I hope) a rare occurrence when refinancing your home.  In this case, the homeowner refinanced in July of 2020. The Homestead Exemption was REMOVED when the updated deed was filed with the County Taxing Authority.   The situation was brought into the light four days before CLOSING (April 2021) by the Title Company, sending all parties to the transaction, scrambling.  Let me add.  The market is Austin, Texas.  When the refinance took place in July of 2020, the homeowners had no intention of selling their fabulous home.  Along comes 2021 with one of the most aggressive Real Estate markets, with home prices surging and likely to outperform the national average ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Austin Texas!!If you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you.Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
After over a year with COVID lockdowns it's time to clean and sort through things! Make time participate in the "The Canyon Creek HOA Spring Community Garage Sale." It's scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25 from 8am-3pm.            There are always great bargains so shoppers plan to get there early! Each homeowner participating will be open for business on their property so follow the signs around the community. Canyon Creek is located on Hwy 620 almost half way between Anderson Mill Rd and Hwy 2222. Some families go in together for a Wowzzee size sale!  Check out your neighbors "treasures." Remember "Ones man's junk is another man's  treasures."As always community events are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors®; your NW Austin ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Handsome Hudson was out on the field late yesterday practicing control of the soccer ball before the game. I love watching his team play because they are learning so many life lessons. They have an awesome coach who lifts each player up while teaching them how to work together and share in each other’s triumphs, successes and even failures.Focusing on the mechanics of the game teaches these kids concentration. What an exhilarating feeling of accomplishment to experience by learning discipline through good work ethic to be the best they can. Opportunities like this are priceless. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”    Mike Singletary“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”      Ben Hogan“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do th...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
There is no doubt the Reale family are survivors. Bob Reale, a native New York City boy started this family-run Trattoria with no money, a lot of “gouliuns”, four kids and the greatest partner in life, his wife, Marie Reale. They are proud of their heritage and put their heart and soul into Reale’s Italian Cafe. His son Gino Reale feels it’s a privilege to work side by side with his family building the business and found the side benefit he derived was it “built character.” They have undergone many changes since 1981 but always made it a priority to serve authentic Italian food. Their primary concern is to earn your trust and maintain that trust.                They strive hard to offer a picture-perfect atmosphere for romantic or family gatherings and have become the neighborhood go to...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 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 NW Coldwell Banker Realty office continues to lead the industry serving our clients with grace and pivoting with new best practices. Our sales numbers speak for themselves. The month of March 2021, 30 agents qualified for the Million Dollar club by listing, writing business or closing sales during the month of 1 Million or more! 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 is power!        I am honored to be i...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Good Italian food is always on top of my list for dining out and I’ve always loved Juliet Italian Kitchen. It’s location in the heart of the Zilker Metropolitan Park neighborhood is always fun, especially when going to ZACH Theater because it’s so close by. But now their second location at the Arboretum just opened and is within walking distance from my office! Its crisp clean lines and relaxed atmosphere will easily turn this spot into our new neighborhood dining spot! They understand the need for a neighborhood staple that guests can depend on to satisfy their Italian cravings.            Their second location continues to honor their commitment to excellence in each dish served as well as exude their warm hospitality. The outdoor covered patio is perfect for dining alfresco during ou...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Many buyers loved the location of this stylish brick home. Curb appeal is important in today's market. A home nestled behind mature trees on a quiet cul-de-sac, close to neighborhood Canyon Creek Elementary School and Trail Head Park is a winner especially for this young family relocating here from California. This David Weekley floor plan spoke to them as it drew them into the heart of the home with views from the front door to the rear partially covered deck. Their preference is wood floors so the sprawling wood floors through the main level leading them to a stunner redesigned kitchen was icing on the cake!The multiple offers were all made quickly and unfortunately only one could be chosen. The buyer's agent who won the home created a strong well, written offer and scheduled inspecti...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What a wonderful celebration of life for John Lockhart we had this past week! John was our friend, colleague in the real estate industry, and leader in Austin. John’s career in music made him a hugely influential, sought-after seasoned guitarist, songwriter, and bandmate. He was a highly respected musician and guitarist in Austin and beyond for over 30 years. We all admired his smile, grace, and open heart. John was also an award-winning member of the Austin Title team, and loved his family, dogs, and even a round of golf when he could find the time. John was most proud of his service to God…which he mentored so many at Gateway Church in NW Austin TX, where he played in the Church band. Serving others and sharing the spirit he embodied was who he was.John formed Suede Austin in late 200...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Location, Location, Location! When you get location plus a stylish home, park-like backyard, at a great price, it's the total package! Nestled behind mature trees on a quiet cul-de-sac this home is close to neighborhood Canyon Creek Elementary School and Trail Head Park. This David Weekley floor plan draws you into the heart of the home with views from the front door to rear partially covered deck. Sprawling wood floors through the main level lead you to a stunner redesigned kitchen. Main level owner’s suite tucked away at the rear of the home won’t disappoint. It’s hard to believe only 15 minutes from the Domain you can find such tranquility.Students of residents feed to highly desirable RRISD schools. Close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots of entertainment! The neig...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We are seeing CANYON CREEK’S home prices pushed to new boundaries as buyer demand continues to surge in our spring market.Delays of closings post February snow storm caused spill over closings in March. Lenders were able to push past a week of no activity to close on properties. We are now experiencing more truth in the market with new sold comparable prices justifying the escalating prices. Looking for homes to appraise closer to sold properties as we move into Second Quarter 2021. Canyon Creek First Quarter 2021There are NO Active homes found on March 31, 2021 (out of 1,330+ homes) and 6 Contract Pending homes. Homes Sold Home Sales declined 27% (due to thin inventory levels)SOLD prices up 42% SOLD Price/Square Foot up 35% Our homes are appreciating quickly; sold comparable data more ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This home caused serious kitchen and outdoor living envy. Buyers were attracted to The Villas At Canyon Creek, a small, popular gated community in NW Austin.The ideal combination of primary suite down, large single dining, multiple living areas (including a dedicated office), brought out the buyers and multiple offers were received going over list price 22%. Congratulations to my sellers who nailed presenting their home in its very best light. Hard work pays off in this fast pace market. If you are considering selling and want a strategic marketing plan to maximize your home's value, call me. Results count..no stress, just candid, dependable advice.  
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Austin real estate market lately, you’ve surely heard that the ATX has become one of, if not the most, competitive markets for home buyers in 2021.  You’ve probably heard about homes flying off the market at record speeds, selling for hundred of thousands of dollars over asking price, and new builders only being able to sign 1 or 2 contracts a month for homes that won’t even be completed until 2022.  However, something you may not have heard about yet is the subtle shift in the Austin real estate market over the past two weeks.  I’ve seen homes sell for asking price, homes that only had a few offers, and the return of due diligence periods.This shift is subtle, and if you are not actively working in it everyday, you may not even notice it. But I feel...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We are seeing CANYON CREEK’S home prices pushed to new boundaries as buyer demand continues to surge in our spring market. Austin’s booming job market affects our population growth and low mortgage rates fuel demand for housing.Buyers and sellers are finding the market incredibly challenging with the dramatic appreciation in prices. In March, 4 listings closed (two of these were my listings) with an average price increase of 45% compared to last year. To put things in perspective the average SF increased 16% as buyers looked for larger properties to work remotely, handle virtual schooling, workout and live in this transition period we are experiencing with COVID.  ACTIVE LISTINGS: ZERO homes for sale out of 1,300+ homes  PENDING LISTINGS: SIX homes pending  SOLD LISTINGS: FOUR homes pen...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This is the second year we have not been able to have our usual Easter Egg Hunt in Canyon Creek Park due to Covid 19. Many of my clients who recently moved here understand but were disappointed no event could be held. I decided to make time to create some Easter baskets for those I served this year and personally delivered them. They were surprised and appreciated my bringing some “sweet surprises” to their homes. Happy I took the time to create something special. ♥“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Zig Zigglar
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
5205 Corrientes Cv, Austin, TX 78739Nestled on one of the largest lots in Circle C, this home sits on .452 acres, is located steps from the entrance to the Slaughter Creek park hiking and biking trails, is minutes away from Kiker Elem, and is easy access to MoPac Expy! This stately 2 story 3,882 SqFt home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The spacious open layout has 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, and an open office. Throughout the home, tasteful updates including new carpet have been made! The large kitchen has beautiful quartz countertops, a waterfall island, and double ovens. The primary suite is located on the main, the connecting bathroom has dual vanities and a large walk-in closet. Invite your family and friends to step outside into your backyard oasis. Relax on your wooden deck,...
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