Austin, TX Real Estate News

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
For many buyers it boiled down to location, location coupled with an adorable, single story, open floor plan with high ceilings, clean lines and sprawling tile floors.  Multiple offers came rolling in with the winning offer 17% over list price (list priced based on most recent comparable sales)! The buyer said the amazing kitchen with its expansive center island/breakfast bar with granite counters, 42” dark cabinets, glass subway tile back splash, stainless appliances and opening to the family/single dining, clinched the deal.With so many looking for a home office or study area the separate built-in office/study space was an added bonus. You can’t beat living just minutes to 183A and the new Dell Children's Hospital under construction or easy access to the Parmer Lane corridor close to ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
1503 Pyramid Dr, Austin, TX 78734 One acre lot just minutes from Lake Travis! No HOA, low restrictions. Plenty of tree coverage for privacy. Less than 30 mins from Downtown Austin and located in highly rated Lake Travis ISD. 10 mins to Windy Point, 5 mins to Lakeway city park, 3 mins to shopping in Lakeway, and 10 mins from the Hill Country Galleria (approximates). Road expected to be paved - Buyer to do own due diligence on this and utilities. Maria Galizia512-775-4607The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
8313 Bestride Bnd, Austin, TX 78744 Beautiful 2019 Built Easton Park 1-story, 4 bedroom and 3 full bath home. Freshly painted throughout and ready for Quick move-in. New Stainless Steel Refrigerator will be included with lease and projector/screen can be removed prior to tenant move-in, if requested. Enjoy this highly sought after EP community that includes a community center, community pool, fitness center, community lake and trails throughout! Only a 19 Minute commute to Downtown Austin. Come check out this great home! 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)
   Beautiful Beckett is finding fun in a variety of summer camps! This week she is riding horses at Switch Willow Stables and I can’t wait to watch her perform Friday afternoon with the rest of the campers.Switch Willow is the longest running, family operated horse stable in the Austin area; established in 1963 and are the only state-certified horse riding camp in the Austin area.Austin has a variety of summer camps offered for kids to experience activities and introduce them to new adventures. Beckett has ridden before but is excited to spend a week at Switch Willow Summer camp with friends."All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl"By horsemommary
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
925 Silver Screen Dr, Austin, TX 78747This is the perfect home in the Zachary Scott neighborhood, where you'll enjoy mature trees, well-kept homes, and a great amenity center which includes a pool! This is a lovely one level home with a stone front, open concept floor plan featuring 3 BR, 2 BA, with a 1 car over-sized garage, level and fenced backyard, and the best part is that it's only been lightly lived in. No waiting 6-12 months for a new build that you may or may not get. Instead, you can move right in -- and with it's cool extra features and custom finishes, it will feel like HOME! The kitchen layout is a real winner, and the kitchen appliances including refrigerator convey. Recent updates include: new wood-like tile throughout the house (no carpet!), new extended covered patio (w...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I love that my son John Dunham always makes time for his children's activities. He stepped up to the post once again to help coach Handsome Hudson's Summer Basketball team. WAYA (West Austin Youth Association) has a wonderful program and facility in West Austin. The goal of the program is to teach great kids to be good sports and instill the values of integrity and sportsmanship through competition and interaction. FYI: It didn't hurt they won their game and had a chance to celebrate a team members birthday!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
May 2021, 32 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! Isn’t that astounding? 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 “frenetic” 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 is...
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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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