nw austin: Are Austin Homes overpriced? - 01/26/15 02:43 PM
Are Austin Homes Overpriced?
According to Trulia in October 2014 “Austin Homes are overpriced and we have entered a home price bubble.” Really, interesting concept, I wonder who took the time to do the research and ask the right questions to determine if our market is in a bubble.
October 1, 2014 Trulia Report:
Trulia’s most recent research, which
tabulates fundamental values based
on supply, demand and realistic
expectations about the future,
indicates that Austin is the most
overvalued residential real estate
market in the country - nearly 20
percent more than what it should … (27 comments)

nw austin: Sneak Preview~11601 Sweet Basil Ct~Canyon Creek NW Austin,TX - 01/26/15 10:22 AM
Sneak Preview ~ 11601 Sweet Basil Ct. ~ Canyon Creek NW Austin TX
Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek.  The home should be on the market and in the MLS on February 3, 2015.  Wow...here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market in our low inventory levels.  It’s perfect for a buyer looking for a single story updated home in prestigious Canyon Creek Subdivision in the Gated Enclave section.

Family and Friends will envy this charming 4 sides Austin white … (6 comments)

nw austin: Pajama Day ~ Celebrate who you are and see who it attracts! - 01/23/15 11:14 AM
Friday was Pajama day at school for Handsome Hudson! He was thrilled to wear his Spider Man PJ's that Nana and Paw Paw gave him for Christmas! Of course Beautiful Beckett was hanging out wondering why Hudson wasn't getting dressed for school! She was more than willing to tag along as she was already dressed for the party!
Does your work place practice certain days such as "Dress down Friday" or "Anything goes Monday?" In Austin we tend to be less formal. Many companies such as Apple and Facebook do not dictate dress codes. The many start-up companies definitely do not and you'll … (45 comments)

nw austin: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 1/26/15 - 01/22/15 01:11 PM
What a great week-end! We celebrated our son's wife birthday at Fork & Vine.. a little late but with son's passing her day got lost in the shuffle! We also celebrated daughter's and Grandson's birthdays with an outing to Phill's Ice house! A family friendly place... even Hudson had fun playing outside on their playground; perfect for the young ones. Date with Geno to our favorite Movie Eatery to see American Sniper..great movie with Bradley Cooper! Two listing appointments, an another scheduled for Tuesday evening and showing some buyers..sunshine and fun..life is good! Now it's Monday morning - time to start off your week with a little tech support … (26 comments)

nw austin: Austin PT50 Top Producer Roundtable ~ Inspiring Event ~ 1-21-2015 - 01/22/15 11:52 AM
PT 50 Top Producer Roundtable ~ Inspiring Event ~1-21-2015

Amber Thomas, President of PT 50 out did herself again by bringing back the PT50 Top Producer Roundtable! The Shoal Creek Crossing Event Center was the perfect place to hold the event. A Breakfast buffet was provided and it gave a chance for everyone to network.

Each of us participating received a dance card with 5 numbers! We started out at table #1 and every 15 minutes moved to our next numbered table. Member sponsors sat at each table and we received different topics to discuss as a group. … (16 comments)

nw austin: Austin Active Rain Meet up~Cheese Cake Factory - 01/22/15 09:01 AM
Austin Active Rain Meet up~Cheese Cake Factory~Bob Ratliff a great host!
Thank you Bob Ratliff for hosting the Austin Active Rain Meet-up on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at The CheeseCake Factory at the Arboretum ( I loved the location because my office is right in that center! ) Our turnout was outstanding with 10 Active Rain members and one family member. We enjoyed some great food and conversation and said “Cheese Cake” for our waiter when he snapped some photos! Bob even distributed lottery tickets as a hostess gift...thank you Bob…how thoughtful!
We learned some interesting developments to keep us “operating … (43 comments)

nw austin: Korey Howell~ Photographer Standing By~Check Into Her Great Deals - 01/21/15 01:52 PM
  Korey Howell ~Photographer Standing By ~Check into Her Great deals
Do you know about Korey Howell Photography? Korey has come a long way in her presence in Austin with her photography. Her tagline “Photographer Standing By” is a winner. She is a high energy gal with a vibrancy clearly marked with her smile and infectious spirit of excitement! How could you not find her fun to work with?  Here she is:                    

                            Korey took my picture 5 years ago and I knew it was time for a refresh for 2015! She was having a special January promotion … (27 comments)

nw austin: Pending Sale in NW Austin, TX in the Long Canyon Subdivision - 01/20/15 02:51 PM
Pending Sale in NW Austin, TX in the Long Canyon Subdivision
Congrats to another Austin TX buyer who found their dream home and now removed their contingency on our listing after a back-up offer was presented. Buyers who act decisively have the best opportunity to buy a property as quality deals sell fast in the North West Austin real estate market.
The one constant in the North West Austin TX real estate market is consumers are out in force looking for the perfect property to call home (even in December and January)!

My seller is motivated after building … (16 comments)

nw austin: Dock and Roll Diner ~ "Foodie" Friday in Austin 1/23/15 - 01/16/15 02:46 PM

Food trucks are very well known here in Austin. You’ll find them all over town serving everything from snacks to full meals to sandwiches to desserts.  You too can have the experience of this fun way to try new foods and some old standbys! The rain is finally coming to an end and it looks like skies will be clear for the week-end. Pull on your blue jeans and find this week’s Foodie choice is serving up an East Coast favorite! You'll be glad you did!

DOCK AND ROLL DINER          http://dockandrolldiner.com 

nw austin: I don't want to work with a Realtor®! - 01/16/15 11:00 AM
I don’t want to work with a Realtor®!
I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making.
I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand if it was available or not. I told him the home has a contract but it is contingent on the buyer selling their home. I explained we can still show and take offers and if we come to terms I go back to the … (158 comments)

nw austin: The Devil is in those details - 01/16/15 10:44 AM
                                 The Devil is in those Details
On January 1, 2015 the new ordinance in Austin, TX banning texting or talking on your cell phone went into effect (exception of calling 911 or 311 to report a crime or accident) with a fine up to $500 for violators.  The first 30 days warning tickets will be used.
It is true the devil is always in the details.  Did you know you broke the law while driving if you did any of the following?
* Sipped your morning coffee
* Wolfed down a burger or breakfast taco
* Talked to your passenger

nw austin: Active Rain Guidelines Foster Industry Respect - 01/16/15 10:38 AM
Active Rain Guidelines Foster Industry Respect
Active Rain provides a public forum for real estate professionals where they can network and learn from their peers and discuss insider topics. It’s also a public forum where consumers can see for themselves how the real estate industry operates and why our industry is needed to coordinate and help consumers obtain the dream of homeownership.
Many consumers feel practicing real estate is easy and anyone can step in and handle a transaction. This stems from not understanding selling or buying is a complex process. A professional Realtor® understands the process and has … (18 comments)

nw austin: Saturday Shots ~ Love my new bonnet! - 01/16/15 10:32 AM
Love my new bonnet, it's so nice and warm

I love my new knitted hat that Na Na and Paw Paw gave me.  I especially love the pink flower. I’ll be able to wear this with almost any outfit.  Thanks, Na Na and Paw Paw, a lady should always look her best! Beautiful Beckett delights us every day ♥

nw austin: Ringing up Evanston,IL Friends in the Rain ~ Noah Seidenberg - 01/15/15 01:47 PM
Ringing Up Evanston IL Friends in the Rain~ Noah Seidenberg
I’m so glad Debbie Reynolds offered this “Ringing and Singing in the Rain”  challenge this month...it nudged me to contact some Active Rain Members I’d been wanting to visit with but haven’t made the time.
I called Noah Seidenberg and he answered on my first try! I’ve been following Noah’s post for some time. I remember when he lost his 91 year old father, Henry (his best friend) in the fall. I could tell from his posts how saddened he was and my heart went out to him. … (24 comments)

nw austin: Ringing up Northern Virginia Friends in the Rain ~ Amanda Davidson - 01/14/15 10:21 AM
Ringing up Northern Virginia Friends in the Rain ~ Amanda Davidson
I left a message with Amanda Davidson and she returned my call and left me a message. On my way to an appointment I tried her again and we connected! This challenge from Debbie Reynolds  “Ringing and Singing In the Rain” is an excellent one, so fun to participate.
I’ve subscribed to Amanda and enjoy reading and commenting on her posts so was fun to get to know her better. Amanda has been in the business for 6 years and is now broker and owner of Living A … (26 comments)

nw austin: Ringing up Florida Friends In The Rain ~ Beth Atalay - 01/13/15 09:07 AM
Ringing Up Florida Friends In the Rain~Beth Atalay

Only 2 tries and I connected with Beth Atalay on a Monday morning!  I’d been planning on giving her a call because I always enjoy reading her posts on what is going on in Clermont Florida and surrounding areas. When I read about the “Ringing and Singing in the Rain Challenge”… it nudged me to contact her! I left a message and she called me right back. When I called her back a client was talking with her and she returned my call as soon as she could break away.

nw austin: Weltanschauung~Homeownership is a positive force for social good - 01/12/15 12:59 PM
Weltanschauung ~ Homeownership is a positive force for social good
Lynn Friedman has challenged the AR community with the  4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge. I learned about Weltanschauung a few years ago but have to admit I still don’t pronounce the word correctly. But what I do know is the word stands for the philosophy for Active Rain. It is one of the reasons I embrace Active Rain wholeheartedly. Each of the 10 principles resonates with me. Long before I became a Realtor I believed that homeownership is a positive force for social good.
When I was … (23 comments)

nw austin: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 1/12/15 - 01/09/15 08:28 AM
This week-end was COLD! Saturday we awaken to 31 degrees and freezing rain! Great day for Geno to make his famous Marinara sauce with pork. I negotiated repairs on a listing, caught up on some paper work and received a back up offer on one of my listings!
The young man in our community who delivers our market reports got a good start on the 1,300+ reports even though the temperatures were cold!  
Sunday we took some Marinara sauce to son and family so we could spend some time with Handsome Hudson and hold Beautiful Beckett :)! Had so much fun playing cars with  Hudson … (28 comments)

nw austin: Las Palomas ~ "Foodie" Friday in Austin TX~ 1/9/15 - 01/08/15 12:17 PM
The Austin restaurant scene is a bright spot in Austin's economy. The culinary talent of many of Austin restaurant chefs is off the chart! They are receiving coast to coast recognition and this year they will sure to experience even more national exposure. My recommendation if you’re up for venturing out this weekend, is to try what many refer to as a "hidden jewel." This family owned interior Mexican restaurant is just the place to sit back, relax and warm up (baby it's going to be cold out this week-end) with some scrumptious food and drink.

nw austin: Ringing Up Texas Friends in the Rain ~ Lisa Von Domek - 01/07/15 03:04 PM
Ringing Up Texas Friends In the Rain~Lisa Von Domek
I was delighted I made the call to Lisa Von Domek Wednesday morning! I’d actually been planning on giving her a call because I always enjoy reading her posts and was sure we were on the same page about most things. When I read about the “Ringing and Singing in the Rain Challenge”… it nudged me to dial her up!  When I told her who I was she said:  “You beat me to it!!”
I knew I’d enjoy talking with Lisa..we covered a wide range of topics. We discussed the … (25 comments)

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Dorie Dillard

Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Austin, TX

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Address: 9442 N. Capital TX Highway, Plaza Two Suite 150, Austin, TX, 78759

Office: (512) 346-1799

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