Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It’s been a fabulous 27 years since my owners contracted with David Weekly Homes to build me. They took such care in picking out my interior lot on a quiet cul-de-sac backing to a 50’ treed buffer. It’s time for them to move closer to family out of town. They’ve taken such good care of me over the years. They modernized my kitchen with quartz counters, travertine back splash and top of the line appliances.  In 2010 they replace both my HVAC systems. In 2020 they replaced one of my water heaters and the burner on the other. My exterior was painted in 2017 and the interior in November 2020. I’m ready for you to move in and take care of me in the style I’ve grown accustomed. My lovely, majestic trees have been well maintained and fond memories are whispering throughout this house and on th...
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
An accessory dwelling unit, aka an ADU, may be the perfect solution to all of your 2020 problems.  The idea of a back house is nothing new to the Austin real estate market.  They’ve been becoming more and more popular over the past decade as property values have increased throughout central Texas.  They are great for buy and hold investors looking to capitalize on their investment by creating more opportunities for rental revenue. Similarly, more and more developers are building two units on one lot and then selling both units separately as detached condos.  However, this year, more than ever, the benefits of an ADU as more than just an investment strategy are clearer than ever before.   Our houses have become places for much more than resting our heads at night and gathering for family...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Kudos to twenty six of our CB Realty NW Austin office agents who qualified for the October 2020 million dollar club! In order to qualify an agent has to write, list or close a million dollars worth of business during the month. During the pandemic our office has been busy listing, selling and closing homes with some agents excelling in all 3 categories in one month! I love working in an office where we lift each other up and celebrate our success encouraging each other to grow. So much gratitude for this group and everyone in our CB family. We move forward as leaders in our industry helping clients with their real estate as we continue to establish best practices, pivoting as we face changes and challenges in the fourth quarter of 2020.  My NW Austin CB Family is a close knit group of ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 This three story condo is right in the heart of downtown living in Austin. Just up from Barton Springs Road and Lamar Blvd. this gem sits in the Kinney Lofts Condo complex on an end unit.The stylish kitchen opening to the spacious family room, with lots of natural light, attracted my buyer.My client will now be within walking distance to Alamo Draft House, Shake Shack, Merit Coffee, Gibson Street Bar, ZACH Theater, Town Lake, Juliet's, Starbucks just to name a few spots!Reacting quickly when there is a price improvement is so important in today's market! My buyer is under contact and just completed inspections!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We had so much fun presenting this stunning home to market!  Buyers fell in love with this quiet interior street in prestigious Canyon Creek and all this home has to offer. The open house was a complete success with 12 offers produced by Sunday at 1 pm! Buyers recognized this home is truly a living master masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort, and modern technology. Finding a perfect sanctuary of suburban living like this home offers is hard to find. They loved the columns, crown molding, wire brushed hickory wood flooring, banks of windows across the back, open and airy floor-plan and all the impeccable attention to detail. The owner's suite and spa like bath caught eveyones eye! Who can't envision living here?Many found themselves wandering this premium greenbelt lot enjoying the m...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Can't wait to show you this amazing new listing in Canyon Creek!  Buyers you'll love this living master masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort, and modern technology. It’s the perfect sanctuary of suburban living. You could be walking into this top-of the line kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm on this 6 burner Viking gas cook-top for family and friends.Who doesn't love a light filled open layout with a downstairs owners retreat? Complete with a private, updated spa like bath featuring a Jetta, insulated air/jet soaking tub with hand sprayer, custom marble mud pan shower with niches and bench seat! Custom cabinets including lower floating cabinets with lighting, tilt out drawer fronts for extra storage. Robern lighted recessed mirror/medicine cabinets and m...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Austin Texas Veterans Loans Benefits in 2020. These are:        No down payment on a VA loan        No mortgage insurance        VA loans have a government guarantee        Your ability to shop and compare VA loans        VA loans don’t allow a prepayment penalty        They come in many varieties        It’s easier to qualify for a VA loan        VA loan closing costs are lower        The VA loan offers funding fee flexibility    VA loans are assumable Backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Af...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Some listings you love to market! They have got the extra bells and whistles. Buyers will fall in love with this quiet interior street in prestigious Canyon Creek. This home is truly a living master masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort, and modern technology. It’s the perfect sanctuary of suburban living. Defined by columns, crown molding, wire brushed, engineered hickory wood flooring, banks of windows across the back, this property features impeccable attention to detail. The timeless materials and interior and exterior palette are classic and in harmony with nature, producing a custom modern feel. The premium greenbelt lot offers a mindful balance: a calm, private and quiet setting. You will love sitting on the multi-level deck overlooking the park-like backyard. For discriminati...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 It’s no surprise to see our Canyon Creek real estate market on fire!Active Listings in Canyon CreekAs of October 31, 2020, there is only 1 active resale home in Canyon Creek out of 1,330+ homes in the community. Pending Sales in Canyon As of October 31, 2020, there are 15 homes under contract! As anticipated, new listings in October were quickly gobbled up by anxious buyers waiting for new inventory. Buyers need housing; we just cannot keep up with the demand!  Homes Sales in October 2020   October homes sales jumped by 133% from last October and sold prices were up 7%, sold price/square foot was up 8% and days on market was up 41% because there were a few homes that languished on market due to price, location or condition.A note to sellers in Canyon Creek:Many are asking what will hap...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
My out-of-state buyers were referred to me by a family in Canyon Creek. Fortunately, technology makes it easier to provide virtual options for viewing and purchasing homes. Inventory is tight, and buyer demand is strong. I’m thankful for the opportunity to find a home for this family whose first choice is to live in Canyon Creek. They closed on their home in CT and home in Austin and will flying in to see their home in person for the first time. The home is being professionally cleaned and appliances delivered….it's a priority for me to make sure the home is ready for them when they arrive!It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin. I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clients with their real estate needs. It's amazing what can be d...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
  Recently I listed my previous clients Condo investment property I sold them 4 years ago. Over the years I have represented them on several properties and always enjoy working with this fun loving and intelligent couple! They were kind enough to write me a recommendation on NextDoorCanyonCreek...I love that when it happens ♥  "We know Dorie for many years as our neighbor and the Realtor to be working with. She is the one that we trust with, as the real estate expert of the market. She will go above and beyond to make sure all the bases are covered when purchasing or selling property. We are looking forward to work with her in the future." Tsachke MoragAs we head into the holidays, thinking of selling? Let's dicuss the pros and cons and see if the timing fits with your needs. With the r...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Even though my owners have out grown me and it’s been a fabulous 9 years I’m excited about the new owners! They loved my modernized kitchen, 5” distress wood flooring, updated light fixtures, remodeled owners bath and secondary bath, new garage doors and everything about me.  There were 12 offers submitted for my owners to select from so I know I’m loved and appreciated!My trees are tall; they loved my tree house and I heard they can’t wait to relocate here to continue to create fond memories echoing in my park-like backyard sanctuary! As we head into the holidays are you thinking about selling? Let’s talk about the pro and cons to see if the timing works for you. Our razor thin inventory is a plus with the influx of buyers wandering Austin, especially Canyon Creek.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Buyers loved this elegant turnkey condo living in the gated Versante Canyon community.  They were attracted to this stucco villa with red tile roof, European flair and the private treed backyard.Who doesn't like an open, airy floor plan? They loved the high ceilings, wood floors, arches, crown molding and bank of windows bringing in natural rays of sunshine.We need more inventory for hungry buyers trying to find good properties to purchase. Thinking of selling?  Let's have a quick chat about your home's value and what is happening in your micro market/neighborhood.  
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
You'll want to make sure to make time to view this sensational new listing that is close to the sought after Canyon Creek Elementary. The current owners have out grown the home but staying in the community.You'll love the open floor plan with the modernized kitchen with granite counters, painted cabinets with brushed nickel hardware, custom paint and stainless appliances. It all opens to the breakfast dining and family room with vaulted ceiling. The bank of windows across the family room overlooks the spacious park-like backyard.The 5” distressed wood flooring and updated light fixtures downstairs are sure to catch your eye as well as the upstairs remodeled owners bath and secondary bath upstairs. Melissa Stout with Coldwell Banker Realty is ready to show you this amazing house on Wedne...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m sad to say my owners have out grown me, but it’s been a fabulous 9 years!  My kitchen is modernized with granite counters, painted cabinets with brushed nickel hardware, custom paint, stainless appliances.Downstairs I have 5” distressed wood flooring and updated light fixtures. My remodeled owners bath and secondary upstairs bath is so light and airy and I have new garage doors and much more! I’m ready for you to move in and take care of me in the style I’ve grown accustomed to ~ My trees are tall, the tree house has been updated, and so many fond memories are echoing in this park-like backyard sanctuary where children have run, leaped and sang their favorite songs. Buyer demand is strong. Pending properties are outpacing new listings. MLS # 4692484               Priced at $525,000R...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I love watching Handsome Hudson and his team play soccer. They play as a unit and are learning life skills along the way. They work and celebrate together. Sometimes those all-important plays can make or break the final score. At the end of the day it’s how you function working together that breed’s success.“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi 
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Recently two colleagues and I met at Manuel’s close to our office, on the patio, for happy hour! I’m so glad Manuel’s is serving outside (they are inside as well) and they are following all the COVID-19 protocols. It was so good to catch up in person for a face to face connection! Zoom fatigue is real.People thrive on personal connections. Zoom meetings are a great substitution to keep things moving but nothing is better than direct communication, laughter and camaraderie shared. I'm so thankful to be able to meet with those that share my optimism and enjoy each others company.The positivity level is raised on so many levels when we spend quality time together. Surrounding yourself with the right people is so important."People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely." Hans Hansen  
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
If you are looking for a local owned screen and glass company in Austin that takes pride in serving their customers than call Affordable Screens and Glass. You can reach them at 512-358-1560. Their motto is they are: “A company you can count on!”I’ve had many clients use them to replace windows and have all been very pleased with the quality of their work, their prices and getting the work done.They fix broken glass and windows, install and repair screens and solar screens for home and light commercial. The best thing is they offer a full warranty, quality guaranteed, discount pricing and a no obligation free estimate.Many homeowners are home and making much needed improvements. Affordable Screens and Glass are following COVID – 19 protocols in working in your home. If you are looking f...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
11307 Circle Bend Dr, Austin, TX 78758 Complete renovation w/City permits pulled/passed. 3BD/2FB + Office/Sunroom. New roof, drywall, insulation, kitchen, bathrooms, premium vinyl plank flooring & large deck that will be stained to buyer pref. New Kitchen w/Marble CT, White cab’s & SS App’s. New energy efficient windows! Stamped Sidewalk/Driveway. No expense spared. Amazing home in the tranquil North Park Estates. Only 9 min to Domain, 16 min from DT & 8 Min to New Austin FC Soccer Stadium. $6,000 savings w/ BKCO Mortgage-ask for info.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)
Buyers loved the desirable floor plan and recognized the potential of this home to transform it to extraordinary! They loved the dual staircases, modernized kitchen, downstairs owner’s suite, study and full bath and spacious upstairs game room, not to mention the graciously sized secondary bedrooms. The 4 full baths, backing to a greenbelt and the 3 car garage clinched the deal! The home is under contract with inspections today..looking forward to a smooth transaction with some lovely buyers who wanted only to live in Canyon Creek!If you are looking to capitalize on our strong market and make a move let's chat about your goals. I can help answer your questions. 
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