Austin, TX Real Estate News

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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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
3820 Breckenridge Dr, Austin, TX 78744Solar Community panels are leased from Sunstreet Solar for $35 per month - very low electric bills. Buyer will assume solar lease. Approx 8 miles from Central Austin and approx 5 minutes from Airport. Seller will need up to 60 day leaseback. Home Faces greenspace, walk to neighborhood pool!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)
A perfect match! One of the reasons I love what I do is to see transactions come together which bring happiness to both sellers and buyers! I am grateful to work with such amazing clients.My long term friends and neighbors in Canyon Creek accepted my sweet buyers offer on their warm and inviting home! Twenty years they lived at 11132 Amesite Trail and raised their kids and now are smart sizing to a new home.My buyers have younger 2 children and can't wait to move to Canyon Creek and make this home their own! On the fence about selling? Let’s talk....no stress, candid, dependable advice, serving Canyon Creek since 1994 with commanding results. 
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
  It’s been over a year since our beautiful world shut down. We said goodbye to large weddings, parties, the nightlife, concerts, theaters, and so much more. Who’s ready to have fun again? I know I am! Let's take a look at some fun activities in Austin, TX to make you feel like you're living your best life again. BARTON CREEK GREENBELT:The Barton Creek Greenbelt is located in South Austin and stretches over 12 miles of land. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is known for its beautiful hiking trails, swimming spots, biking, rock climbing, and is an overall great way to spend a day in the outdoors. Read my full Insider's Guide to the Greenbelt here.​WONDERSPACE:This interactive museum gives you a fun way to enjoy numerous exquisite works of art! Snap countless photos and make sure you post them...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
10304 Circle (Lot 4) Dr, Austin, TX 78736Best and Final. 1 of 5 different interior design schemes/collections to be selected by buyers. Further upgrades available post contract. Luxury Private gated community in SW Austin. All potential buyers and/or agents must be escorted onto the land with an appointment.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)
2021 Austin Real Estate took off with unseasonable buyer frenzy as each new listing became available. On common theme in Austin is lack of inventory. Many factors are contributing to low inventory levels:Sellers desire more of the population to be vaccinatedSellers are locked into super low interest ratesMany are fearful of finding their next home if not relocatingMany have invested back into their home All indicators point to the strongest seller’s market in Austin’s history! Home prices are increasing at record jumps.I’m grateful to be working in our NW Coldwell Banker Realty office where we continue to lead the industry serving our clients with grace and pivoting with new best practices. Our sales numbers speak for themselves.The month of February 2021, 18 agents qualified for the Mi...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
12700 Danbrook Cv, Austin, TX 78753This desirable corner lot features an open living room and kitchen that leads to an inviting back, covered porch and backyard- great for entertaining and for gardening! Double vanity in master with separate tub and shower! Guest bathroom has been remodeled. 2 car attached garage. The roof is 7 years old, Foundation warranty in documents from foundation work in 2020. Great location, close to Dell, Samsung, & other high tech companies. Home is only 15 minutes to downtown, Domain, & new soccer stadium.Kara Bergner512-412-3998The 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)
Remember my “suburban sanctuary” 2 story craftsman style home, listed the end of last week in the Villas At Canyon Creek? You guessed it! In this anemic inventory, the showings were non-stop; offers poured in, and we are now under contract with a cash buyer closing April 5th.Buyers loved this move in ready home, nestled deep within this quiet gated community with troves of trees and low maintenance lifestyle. They say the eye buys. The combination of the downstairs primary suite, large single dining, multiple living areas (including a dedicated office), stainless appliances, granite counters, freshly painted interior in a neutral pallet in “Agreeable Gray” with white ceilings, was a real show stopper! But the icing on the cake was the open rear porch with ceiling fan and extended compos...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 Enjoy living, nestled deep within    this quiet gated community in The Villas At Canyon Creek. Troves of trees and the low maintenance lifestyle makes this the perfect sanctuary of suburban living.   It has the ideal combination of primary suite down, large single dining, multiple living areas (including a dedicated office), stainless appliances, granite counters and a freshly painted interior in a neutral pallet in “Agreeable Gray” with white ceilings. The rear open porch and extended composite deck overlooking a park-like back yard with lovely mature trees is icing on the cake.Feeds to highly desirable Leander Independent School District. Close to dining, shopping, Concordia University, and lots of entertainment! Trail Head Park, a 57 acre City of Austin Park offers hiking, nature t...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
We are excited to let you know that we have invested in a new technology called Homebot to be your free personal guide through your home-buying journey.Homebot is a monthly financial dashboard that enables you to maximize the most of your home-buying search.When you sign up you will receive a regular email called the “Homebot Market Report”- a customized interactive guide with critical information to help you buy smart. Homebot offers buyers the ability to search for homes in your area at no cost to you.What will the Homebot Market Report do for you? Explore neighborhoods and cities nationwide to find the best market to match your goals Use current market temperatures to guide your buying strategy Estimate how much home you can afford at today's interest rates See how much your new home...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I am honored to sit on the round table for Coldwell Banker Realty in our NW Austin office clarifying why utilizing one of our best tools, Listing Concierge, just made proving our value easier. Listing Concierge creates a discerning, creative, property marketing plan in minutes which clearly demonstrates a clear, powerful advantage I can offer my sellers.The results from my spotlight marketing simply speak for themselves. Leveraging my local expertise and experience, along with Coldwell Banker’s exceptional marketing and exposure, help my sellers receive top dollar for their properties.Looking forward to sharing and learning from my colleagues so we all can leverage Listing Concierge for repeat and referral business. I Love working in an office where everyone works together in a culture ...
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By Laura Ivy Blessing 512-789-5087, Above & Beyond Service
(Ivy Blessing Realty LLC)
The current market in Austin, TX is bananas for buyers…and by that, I mean challenging and crazy making with homes selling day of or before they hit the market, receiving hundreds of offers and selling hundreds of thousands of dollars over list price.What can a buyer do to compete and win?If you are a reading this blog, then you are probably house hunting on your own and thinking that without an agent, at least you will have the upper hand against other offers that have a buyer representative commission included.I get it, seems logical enough.Yet, after 16 years experience and helping hundreds of sellers and buyers in multiple offer situations and working with unrepresented buyers, I’m here to tell you my dear DIY home buyer friend, that logical thought can end up costing you a lot of t...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
2020 brought so many changes to all our lives. In Texas, Real Estate was deemed an essential business so I had a choice. I decided quickly to pivot and adapt to helping clients in this new pandemic reality or be left behind. My community, past clients and sphere showed their gratefulness for my experience, expertise and trusted me to guide them through the front line of handling home sales. My year proved successful earning the International President’s Circle Award of excellence for Coldwell Banker Realty. There were no big celebrations like previous years.  Considering the year just concluded, our first in-office celebration with masks, social distancing, prosecco, pops (cake balls) and Pirates Popcorn was much appreciated! Our amazing office was grateful to come together and watch an...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
4208 Ovalla Cv, Austin, TX 78749 Welcome to Deer Haven - A lush community surrounded by greenspace, mature trees, and close to restaurants, amenities, and top rated schools. Here you'll find this spacious home nestled in a cul-de-sac, backing to a greenbelt where wildlife roams. Enter into an open concept layout with bamboo flooring, updates throughout and smart home features. Two flexible spaces upon entry can be used as work spaces, formal living or dining. Continue into the family room and you will be delighted by the modern and convenient features in this large kitchen - Granite waterfall counters, bar top seating, stainless appliances with a gas range, and bright cabinetry. In the living room, plenty of windows allow you to enjoy the private setting out back, while taking advantage...
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