Austin, TX Real Estate News

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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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This prized 4 bed room, 4 living, with superior layout for today’s needs caught the attention of many buyers. Everyone loved the thoughtful remodel with open kitchen/living design with 4 bedrooms on the first level and dedicated office down with the huge game room up with full bath, walk in closet and game closet (could be serious teen pad).A lovely family from Houston is relocating with 2 children so my sellers who are moving back to Dallas are turning their home over to another Texas family! I hate to see them go but welcome the new family into the community.The home feeds into highly desirable RRISD schools and close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots of entertainment! The neighborhood features a community swimming pool, activity center, tennis courts, sports courts,...
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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 my sellers lived in this home for 19 years! They’ve taken excellent care of the home, made many friends and enjoyed their time in Austin. Now its time to turn over the reigns to a new set of buyers as they relocate closer to family and friends. They've maintained the lovely majestic trees and sat under them on the patio out front with neighbors or on the back deck with their favorite drink discussing what comes next with retirement.Their five bedrooms with primary and secondary located down was a real plus as it will be for the new buyers.It’s hard to believe only 15 minutes from the Domain you can find such tranquility on this tree lined quiet interior street.This home feeds to highly desirable RRISD schools (close to Canyon Creek Elementary). Close to dining, shop...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Beautiful Beckett and Handsome Hudson are off to school today in their Austin Independent School District for in person learning! It will definitely be an interesting start to the school year with all the changing mandates surrounding mask wearing in the schools. Virtual learning for Kindergarten through 6th grade will be delayed to an August 24th start date. Virtual teachers on almost every campus will be stand-alone teachers, meaning no teacher will be teaching both virtually and in person at the same time. Students and staff are encouraged to screen themselves for COVID-19 at home. If students at school have symptoms, there will be rapid testing, on all campuses. These two are excited to see their friends, get to know their teachers and get on with learning! "Write it on your heart t...
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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 excelled with 33 agents, in July 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 84 properties, listed 54 homes and wrote 109 contracts!   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.  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, communication, creative problem solving and practicing the highest level of customer service.Our CB famil...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
You’ll love this two story brick home with front and rear porch elevation, nestled on a quiet interior street on a corner lot with a 3 car tandem garage.  The downstairs working office behind double doors is the perfect place for a conference call.A gathering of family and friends will be a special event in this open floor plan with the cathedral ceiling in the family room framed by columns with crown molding and dramatic arches. The bank of windows overlooks the resort style back yard; complete with a salt water pool, spa, waterfall and plenty of sunning areas.A quiet moment lounging by the pool in the lazy days of summer with a favorite book or laughter and conversation with family and friends over a water volleyball game, can melt away the stress.At the end of the day retire to the l...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
What a difference a year makes in our real estate market and the year is not over yet! There was a pivot in our market early January 2021, and we went from a strong Sellers market to a hyper competitive Sellers market. We weren't just seeing a few offers on a property, but 10-20+ offers on a single home.  Buyers were including appraisal waivers (if you don't know about this, you should before entering the market as a buyer or seller), offering insanely high option fees (making it very painful to terminate after inspections) and obviously going well over initial asking price.Look at how much the market has changed in Brentwood the first seven months YTY!  So where do we go from here and what will the rest of 2021 look like?Since school was released in late May we've seen a gradual temper...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
12004 Thompkins Dr, Austin, TX 78753 1304 SQFT based on 1040+264 converted garage** Move- in ready home located in quite neighborhood near major employers and multiple highway accesses. Open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, all with ceiling fans, gorgeous wide plank wood laminate & hard tile floors. Huge lot with large private backyard and mature trees. Back deck was recently built, plus a storage shed. Low tax rate, No HOA, close to Copperfield Nature Trail and Walnut Creek; Surrounded by trailheads and parks! Perfect for first time home buyers or investors! SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLE! Beth Martin432-978-9570The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
10516 Abana Way, Austin, TX 78748 This awesome home features 3 bedrooms, walk-in closets, plus a BONUS/OFFICE room upstairs. Home is furnished with a washer and dryer and a stainless steel fridge. 12 minute walk to the Hottest Entertainment on Menchaca - Armadillo Den, Lustre Pearl, Moontower, South Austin Beer Garden, The Hive! 3 minutes to HEB, within 10 minutes of Starbucks and additional shopping, dining, parks and gyms! This home is located on a private cul-de-sac street and is a must-see! 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)
CANYON CREEK’S home prices are rising and don’t expect to see that changing even though we are in the dog days of summer and many are gone on vacations to take a much needed break.Median prices rose precipitously in the first half of 2021. Inventories are at record lows, developers and builders cannot build quick enough to meet demand and interest rates are still low! Lending parameters are strict and there are more credit-worthy borrowers because they are equity and savings rich. 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.With only a handful of properties to choose from buyers are finding the market incredibly challenging with the dramatic appreciation in prices. ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Well that didn't take long for a relocating buyer to claim this lovely, sprawling 2 story custom designed, white stone home with 3 car garage, for their own!They fell in love with the mature trees and landscaping on this over a quarter acre lot complete with a back yard resort style pool, spa, covered porch and plenty of patio areas for sunning! I know this family is going to make many memories in this much loved home. They are moving from the Midwest so after hearing about our February winter storm they were thrilled to see the Kohler 20 KW generator, capable of powering both HVAC’s at the same time, already installed. My sellers are moving out of state and hate to leave but it's time to be closer to family and friends. Inspections are completed and repair requests are being negotiated...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
In the heart of Midtown perched on an oversized corner lot with convenient access to Downtown, The Domain and Mueller. Original family built this home with custom cabinets, brick fireplace, seller notes hardwoods under carpet and separate building with half bath (was neighborhood beauty salon for years!). Utilize the existing home for a full remodel - expansion or start from new on this corner lot with strategically placed mature trees. Close proximity to McCallum H.S. and easy access to metro/bus. Easy stroll to Brentwood Park / Elementary, Crestview Shopping Center and coming soon Bird Bird Biscuit. Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Some Highlights Include:- Corner Lot- Fireplace in living room- Custom built in cabinetry- Fenced in backyard- Storage shed- Detached structure w/ half...
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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 prized 4 bed room, 4 living, with superior layout for today’s needs.This thoughtful remodel offers an open kitchen/living design with 4 bedrooms on the first level.Dedicated office down and love the huge game room up with full bath, walk in closet and game closet (could be serious teen pad). Gorgeous wood floors, recent HVAC system/water heater...so much to discover. Quiet Interior Street and backs to a wooded easement. It’s hard to believe only 15 minutes from the Domain you can find such tranquility.The home feeds into highly desirable RRISD schools and close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots of entertainment! The neighborhood features a community swimming pool, activity center, tennis courts, sports courts, park space, soccer fields, and gorgeous h...
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