Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m blessed to have loyal clients that call me for all their real estate needs. It’s been so fun to work with my repeat clients once again. This is the second investment property they purchased in the last 2 years using my representation in NW Austin. I sold their home years ago in Canyon Creek and represented them on a stellar home in NW Hills 11 years ago! It's mind boggling how much their home in NW Hills has raised so much in value! I’m thrilled they stayed as it’s a perfect location for them and their decision to buy more real estate is a prudent addition to their financial portfolio. I love helping my clients made good real estate decisions.If your thinking of buying or selling....I can help YOU too!
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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 immaculate maintained home in Canyon Creek! It didn't take long for offers to make their way to my in-box after checking out this quiet, interior street backing to a treed easement separating this home from the gated community, of the Villas of Canyon Creek. When you get location plus a stylish home, a private backyard haven, at a great price, it’s the total package! A local buyer needing to move up to a 5 bedroom home won the bid on this gem. The downstairs secondary bedroom and full bath tucked away making a private retreat was perfect for this buyer and family. The parents were thrilled with the sleek, attractive upstairs primary bedroom opening to a classy bath with an oversized, seamless glass, walk in shower, jetted tub, double vanities, tile flooring.The upstair...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
It's turning out to be an exciting season already in College Football.  The Longhorns are headed to the SEC, and are breaking in a new head coach.The Aggies narrowly escaped their 2nd game of the season but are solidly in the Top 10 rankings. Growing up in Austin, my family has always cheered on the Longhorns. My sister and brother in-law both graduated from there, and I spent many many hours doing laps at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. However, swimming took me to Clemson University in SC and my wife graduated from A&M. She has additional family support now that my nephew just finished his college days at A&M. I'm excited to see the Clemson flag flying at our kids school every Thursday during the football season (several alumni got together during a PTA fundraiser and won the sile...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Once again our NW Austin Coldwell Banker office knocked it out of the park with a record breaking 39 agents, in August 2021, eligible for the Million Dollar Club by listing, writing business or closing sales during the month of 1 Million or more! So proud of everyone's contribution! Our office closed 98 properties, 34 leases and 5 referrals. We listed 33 homes and wrote 108 contracts and 36 leases pending!  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 kind of office is essential for me.  Knowledge is power and people need information and guidance to make an informed decision. Our office puts our clients’ needs first and each one of us prides ourselves on professionalism, c...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It is hard to believe it has been nine years since Handsome Hudson was born! I still remember he waited to arrive until Geno and I came home from our Mediterranean vacation. It was such an exciting time for our family!        Age 9Sharon Tara made collages for her grandchildren which I loved so much I started making collages for Hudson when he was four. It's fun going back to reminisce each year. I took the time to go back to earlier photos and created a collage for the first three years so we would have one for every year! The changes are amazing and I know many of you have watched Hudson progress each year!       Age 8        Age 7        Age 6        Age 5        Age 4       Age 3      Age 2      Age 1Hudson you are a joy and breath of sunshine as we watch you grow up! We love you! ♥...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Four years ago, I was going to list my past clients home on 9613 Cinnabar Trail. They started construction on a loft downtown and ended up firing a contractor and starting with a new one. The supply chain for things they wanted drew the process out and then COVID hit! Even with all the delays and frustration there was a silver lining as their home in Canyon Creek doubled in price over the past 4 years!It’s not a wonder buyers fell in love with this executive home. It’s truly a living master masterpiece, harmonizing nature, comfort, and modern technology. It’s the perfect sanctuary of suburban living. With solid planning and preparation, we addressed the most important items to ready the home for market. The finishing touch came from Brian Morris, (my favorite stager), who owns Brian Dav...
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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……Looking for an immaculately maintained home in Canyon Creek? You won’t want to miss this gem nestled on a quiet, interior street backing to a treed easement separating this home from the gated community, of the Villas of Canyon Creek. When you get location plus a stylish home, a private backyard haven, at a great price, it’s the total package!  Guests will envy the well-designed kitchen with its quartz counters, inspiring even the novice of cooks. The spacious upstairs primary bedroom opening to a classy bath will be sure to capture your attention. The oversized, seamless glass, walk in shower will surely catch your eye, with jetted tub, double vanities, tile flooring, it all adds up to a sleek, attractive look!You’ll love the neutral pallet of this home, floorplan ...
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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 quiet, tree lined cul-de-sac and 2 story entrance leading to this stylish “Smart” home. The right buyer could picture themselves walking into this amazing top-of the line kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm for family and friends.Everyone's attention was captured when they saw the spacious upstairs primary bedroom opening to a sophisticated re-modeled bath. The walk in shower, soaking tub, white cabinets with quartz counters and under mount sinks, marble flooring, all add up to a sleek, chic look!They buyers are a young family that have small children and the walking distance to Trail Head Park and the community pool clinched it! Inspections are scheduled and we are now working through the option period.  As your neighbor I love our community...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, and Fall is hopefully around the corner. I mean pumpkin spice lattes are out already!  There are indicators we are starting to balance ever so slightly in the Austin market, but the seasonal August lull seems to have run its course last month. Austinites are taking last minute vacations to cooler temps, preparing for school and folks are all around distracted from real estate.We are anxious to see what transpired after Labor Day. Typically, the market tends to pick back up in September, and we've had more phone calls with buyers looking to restart their search.Brentwood sales statistics for the month of August:Active Listings ~ 6Properties Under Contract ~ 14Number of Sales in August ~ 19Average List Price ~  $860,474Average Sold Price ~ $871,720 Avg ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I’m so grateful for all the hard working folks out there! Take time to celebrate today with BBQ’s, parades and good times. Enjoy the time spent with family and friends and most of all the well-deserved time to relax.“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”Abraham Lincoln    
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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 client from eleven years ago, when I sold her this home when I had the home listed. Together with solid planning and preparation, we addressed the most important items to get this home ready for market.Due to family health needs she moved to Florida to care for her mom. She had been gone a year and found her landscaping company had not been following through with caring for the yard. When she arrived in Austin to empty out her home, she found a host of issues that needed to be tackled. Through many of my vendor referrals she scheduled each one to handle the issues. Once everything was moved the work began, painting, landscaping etc. I was here to oversee the work.The finishing touch came with my favorite stager Brian Morris with Brian David Design...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Many are asking is our market slowing down or cooling off? Just like the majority of Austin, CANYON CREEK’S incline in home prices is not as steep as they were in the spring. We are still undergoing low inventory (slightly more than the spring) but not lower buyer demands. Buyers experienced “bidding fatigue” and are just coming out of the dog days of summer and back from much needed time off on vacations. August was a big closing month up 300% over last August. Homes listed in July were quickly scooped up which caused record home sales. 30% of sales featured pools and the square footage difference was negligible. Buyers continue to look for larger homes to spread out with the continued threat of COVID. Sales will continue to be robust going forward even with the ongoing disruptions in ...
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
Slowly but surely, the 2020 US Census data from 2020 is being released.  Although these stats are not perfect, they were obtained during the pandemic after all, they do give us some insights as to what’s happening in the ATX.  There weren’t too many surprises, spoiler alert: the greater Austin area is growing rapidly in case you hadn’t noticed.  But, the official count for the City of Austin population did fall slightly shorter than expected with an estimated 961,855 people residing in the capital of the lone star state. Officially, this makes Austin the 11th most populous city in the United States.While the population for residents within the city limits has increased slightly over 20% over the past ten years, many of you may be thinking “that’s it”.  I know, that number feels low to m...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I hate to see my sellers relocate from this lovely, sprawling 2 story custom designed, white stone home with 3 car garage. I know the neighbors are going to hate to see them go and will miss their giving, fun and nurturing hearts! I only wish I had known them before they called me to list their home as I know we would have been good friends.My sellers met with their buyers last week, who are a lovely young couple with a darling 5 year old who is attending Canyon Creek Elementary. It was their wish to show them all the nuances of the home and make sure they are comfortable with all the remotes and mechanical equipment in the house. They also went over the operation of the pool and how the Kohler 20KW generator works. As they told me "the neighborly thing to do" is to pay for a month of l...
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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 it’s been 23 months since you slipped away from us. We miss your infectious smile, jocular humor, and revered advice/ mentorship. You made our day better….each and every day. ♥♥ Many memorable visits with family to your favorite Salt Lick BBQ, an iconic Austin tradition you loved. “The business of life is the acquisition of old memories. In the end that is all there is.”            Downton Abbey    
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Today is a great day for an Open House to show this lovely 2 story brick in a quiet, tree lined cul-de-sac! Melissa Stout with Coldwell Banker Realty will be available to show you this stylish “Smart” home at 10602 Lynncrest Cove, Austin TX 78726! You'll love this amazing top-of the line kitchen with its painted white cabinets with hardware, granite counters, and Travertine backsplash. Wait until you check out the Induction cook-top (installed 2020) and black granite appliances (Bosch dishwasher, 2019, built in oven and microwave 2021 and Samsung refrigerator)!The spacious upstairs primary bedroom opening to a sophisticated re-modeled bath will be sure to capture your attention. The  walk in shower, soaking tub, white cabinets with quartz counters and under mount sinks, marble flooring,...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Eleven years ago my sellers fell in love with this home when I had it listed! They knew the extra room and cul-de-sac lot was going to work perfectly for them! I listed and sold their home in Oak Forest and they closed on Nutwood Cove in Canyon Creek.Today was bittersweet as they closed with relocating buyers and now will be renting as their Sitterle Home, I’m representing them on in Liberty Hill, is being built. They know it will be a process with the challenging “cycle time” with new construction from start to finish.  With no home to worry about selling they can concentrate on their new single story on an acre lot. They may miss their custom screened in back porch with vaulted ceiling but I’m sure they will come up with something spectacular in their new home. As your Canyon Creek ne...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The owners of this lovely 2 story brick have enjoyed this quiet, tree lined cul-de-sac and find its time to move on.The 2 story entrance to this stylish “Smart” home is a wonderful first beginning to see all this home has to offer. You could be walking into this amazing top-of the line kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm for family and friends.  Guests will love the open kitchen with its painted white cabinets with hardware, granite counters, and travertine back splash. Wait until you check out the Induction cook-top (installed 2020) and black stainless steel appliances (Bosch dishwasher, 2019, built in oven and microwave 2021)!The spacious upstairs primary bedroom opening to a sophisticated    re-modeled bath will be sure to capture your attention. The walk i...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I knew this house would capture the attention of buyers and it did! There were non-stop showings and offers coming in so a deadline was set for final and best offers. With low inventory and such a desire for homes in move-in ready condition with pools and 3 car garages this one hit the "hot button" for many looking to purchase a home.  The dramatic cathedral ceiling in the family room framed by columns with crown molding and arches caught many eyes as well as the bank of windows overlooking the resort style back yard.A primary bedroom and bath down plus a working office is highly sought after and this open flooplan offered both these options!Everyone could picture a relaxing moment lounging by the pool in the lazy days of summer with a favorite book or laughter and conversation with fam...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
Adorable Brentwood home that has gone through a timeless renovation w/ large front porch & towering front yard tree. Sprawling wood floors throughout with well proportioned rooms. Spacious main living area opens to kitchen with center island and bartop seating. Abundant natural light through updated double pane windows. Primary bath includes custom double vanity, private water closet and large walk-in shower. Versatile second living area at rear of home can be closed off with hip sliding bar door. Dedicated dining space next to kitchen w/ views to backyard & relaxing stone patio. Indoor laundry connections. Backyard storage building. Close to Brentwood Elementary/Park, BirdBird Biscuit about to open soon and Crestview Shopping Center! 
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