nw austin: 1st Annual NW Austin CB United Awards Luncheon~AKA NW CBU Grammies - 03/04/15 01:33 PM
Our leader, Teresa Recar initiated the 1st Annual NW Austin CB United office luncheon (AKA the Coldwell Banker Northwest Office Grammys) hosted by Drees Homes! Alfred’s Catering presented a sumptuous lunch at the Drees Homes model in the exciting new master planned community in the hill country called “Travisso!”

Connie Hentosh, Marketing Manager, and Nancy Kearns, Sales Manager, of Drees Homes hosted our awards luncheon complete with door prizes and cash giveaways! What a lovely setting with the backdrop of the lush rolling hill country! Thank you for a memorable event Connie and Nancy! We loved the tour … (15 comments)

nw austin: Wordless Wednesday ~ Baking Nana's cookies - 03/03/15 12:18 PM
 There is nothing more endearing than to see our daughter-in-law Erika embrace baking cookies with her son Handsome Hudson on a cold dreary day over the week-end in Austin baking Nana's oatmeal raisin cookies. This is a recipe my mom always made and I learned by watching and taste testing when growing up! Okay I did learn to actually bake them too! Nothing better than warm cookies straight from the oven:). Her secret was the cinnamon she added. I carried on the tradition and spent many hours baking cookies with my daughter and son using  her recipe. My brother's wife to this day still makes these … (38 comments)

nw austin: February 2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision NW Austin Real Estate Activity - 03/02/15 10:38 AM
 February 2015 Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin Real Estate Activity
I am the “most frequently hired REALTOR® in the Canyon Creek Subdivision.” I offer hands on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.
February 2015 Real Estate Market Results in Canyon Creek
Are you wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home?  This report reviews the current market conditions and expectations as we finished the second month in the first quarter of 2015.

Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods in NW Austin. It’s a prestigious master planned community … (8 comments)

nw austin: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 3/2/15 - 02/27/15 09:49 AM
Wow..what a cold and blustery week-end in Austin! I guess we needed a taste of the cold to really have empathy for so many who fight this all winter long! It did give me time to gather all our tax information for our accountant so that is off my plate. I had 2 listing appointments that went very well and we celebrated a colleagues 2 bouts with breast cancer this year and her last radiation treatment!  This lady is an inspiration to us all! I received a call and will be representing a buyer on building a home and listing their home! Yahoo!! Hard to believe … (30 comments)

nw austin: Do yourself a favor if buying or selling a home~DO SO before 8-1-2015 - 02/23/15 02:01 PM
Do yourself a favor if buying or selling a home –DO SO before August 1, 2015

What possibly could make a difference in Austin’s “hot” real estate market
concerning when to buy or sell in 2015? The fly in the ointment is the CFPB. (The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau). It’s the federal agency created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in 2011 and has wreaked havoc in the industry with its red tape and volatility.

CFPB is a vision in its own mind and has been exerting its broad powers by
imposing hefty fines on numerous financial institutions. Stand by lenders, title … (33 comments)

nw austin: The Canyon Creek Breakfast Club - 02/23/15 10:14 AM
This is an entry for Best Actress in a Comedy of "The 4th Annual Be The Star of Your Own Movie" Contest...
As you may remember in the movie “The Breakfast Club”, 5 students report to all day detention at Shermer HS under the rule of the assistant principal, Richard Vernon.  While not complete strangers, the students appear to have nothing in common but they form together a bond by talking, arguing and opening up to each other. “Princess” Claire, “Athlete” Andrew, “Bookish” Brian, “Basket Case” Allison and “Rebellious” John  realize that despite their differences they face similar pressures and … (34 comments)

nw austin: Canyon Creek Elementary Family Fun Fest Silent Auction Feb.28, 2015 - 02/20/15 03:06 PM
Canyon Creek Elementary Family Fun Fest/Silent Auction Feb. 28, 2015
Don't miss the annual CCE Family Fun Fest on Saturday, February 28th from 1-4pm.  Games 2 U will have several games for the kids to play!  There will be a moonwalk, petting zoo and a kiddies train!  There will be Kona Ice and Stonys Mobile Pizza Kitchen along with a concession stand.
Yahoo...over 100 companies have donated items for the CCE Silent Auction!!! You don't want to miss out on this awesome family event!  Make sure to bid on one of the many items in the silent auction:
* Free boat launch … (16 comments)

nw austin: Sipping and strolling in Travisso~master planned community in Leander - 02/20/15 01:26 PM
Recently I attended a "Sip and Stroll" through Travisso, a master planned community Taylor Morrison Home Corp and Toll Brothers Builders are building just northwest of Austin.  There is no question this neighborhood is a home run!  Nestled in the rolling hills of Leander this resort style community has much to offer residents looking for a home out of the hustle and bustle of urban living.
The meandering streets offer varying size lots and pricing and plenty of old world charm.  When completed there will be close to 3,000 homes...they have been open only 7 months and have 100 homes  under … (21 comments)

nw austin: Read the contract fine print! Don't sign away the right to free speech - 02/18/15 12:51 PM
 Read the contractual fine print! Don't sign away the right to free speech
Have you noticed that there is a lot of fine print in contracts for services? There is a method to this madness. Many companies; carpet cleaners to wedding photographers are inserting “Non-disparagement” clauses in their contracts hoping you won’t read the fine print! They are intended to stop unhappy customers from complaining or posting online bad reviews.
Take time to read your service contract and cross out any of these clauses. You are signing away your right to free speech! If for some reason the service … (21 comments)

nw austin: Austin's "People's Gallery" 2015 Exhibition - 02/18/15 12:24 PM
Austin's “People’s Gallery” 2015 Exhibition

Austin City Hall is hosting the 11th annual People’s Gallery Art exhibition featuring more than 100 works by Austin-area visual artists! The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday February 27th from 6pm – 9 pm at City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street. This year-long exhibition program is a treasured feature for visitors and residents.
The 2015 exhibition includes a special selection of art by Austin Independent School District students, highlighting the 30th anniversary of the City’s Art in Public Places program and an exhibit of works from the United Way For … (14 comments)

nw austin: Spotlight on: Canyon Creek Elementary Teacher of the year 2015 - 02/17/15 02:28 PM
Spotlight on: Canyon Creek Elementary Teacher of the year 2015
Congratulations to First grade teacher Karen Ogle at Canyon Creek Elementary! Each year the staff selects one outstanding teacher to represent the Canyon Creek Elementary campus as “The Teacher of the Year.” Our community is so fortunate to have such dedicated and hardworking teachers at CCE. The teachers show a genuine love for their students and are committed to providing a world class education each and every day. Thank you Principal Jenny Kasson, Assistant Principal Kelly Friede and your staff for the wonderful job you do!
PS:  If you are considering … (13 comments)

nw austin: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 2/23/15 - 02/17/15 12:52 PM
What a swing in temperatures! Saturday was sunny and in the high 70's and I met with a first time home buyer. We are narrowing down our search as they have been all over the board with no direction. A past client recommended me to them as they know I'll keep them focused! Sunday turned cold (low 50's), damp and rainy but my open house was still a success! Several sellers came in to ask questions as they are thinking of putting their homes on the market. I started my initial prep work to get our information to our tax accountant..I know I must … (21 comments)

nw austin: Chavez ~ "Foodie" Friday - 2/20/15 - 02/17/15 10:01 AM
I have a treat to suggest to you this week-end! How about dining in the heart of downtown Austin on Lady Bird Lake relaxing and enjoying magnificient views? The view of the Ann Richards bridge (aka The Bat Bridge) from expansive floor-to-ceiling windows is stunning (especially at sunset – and you’ll be able to see the bats fly out!). Better start calling for reservations if you want one of the best tables in the house!
CHAVEZ                        http://chavez-austin.com/
The view of the Bat Bridge from the expansive floor to ceiling windows during sunset is a sight to behold against … (29 comments)

nw austin: Canyon Creek Elementary Family Fun Fest~Feb.28 1-4pm in NW Austin - 02/16/15 10:28 AM
Canyon Creek Elementary Family Fun Fest Feb. 28th 1-4pm in NW Austin
This annual FunFest is an event for the entire community, so be sure to mark your calendars! 
It's always an exciting event with games, bouncy houses, gyroscope, jousting, Ga Ga ball, snacks, prizes and lots of entertainment for the whole family!

Besides the carnival there will be a silent auction and the teacher treat drawings! If you want to volunteer or help with the planning you can sign up here!
If you want to donate something to the auction or sponsor a booth, please contact Stephanie Oberhoff at: … (21 comments)

nw austin: Coldwell Banker United NW Austin reaches 42% of goal for 2015 for ACS - 02/13/15 11:02 AM
Coldwell Banker United NW Austin reaches 42% of goal for 2015 for ACS
Each year our office hosts several events to reach our goal to pledge to the American Cancer Society. Our first event this year was a Valentine luncheon and silent auction event at our office. It was certainly lots of fun and competition for those wonderful auction items was strong!  Counting donations, the pot luck luncheon and silent auction items we reached 42% of our goal for the year!! And it is only February…Yahoo!!
Our next event will be the Relay for Life held at the Austin … (17 comments)

nw austin: Do you enjoy tech humor? Tech Monday ~ 2/16/15 - 02/13/15 10:11 AM
It looks like our 80 degree weather is behind us and we're back to rain and cooler temperatures. I'm not complaining we need the rain in our drought! I had a touch of a bad virus last week so was glad I felt well enough to enjoy a wonderful dinner with my Valentine Saturday night along with son and daugher-in-law! My Sunday open house was well attended and made some great new contacts. No repairs requested on inspections on one of our listings...life is good! Now it's Monday  morning- time for you to join me with a little tech support humor… 

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nw austin: Eastside Cafe ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/13/15 - 02/12/15 01:20 PM
Looking for something off the beaten track? This quaint little house on Manor Road could be just the quiet evening dinner setting you are looking for this special Valentine’s weekend. The homey environment will put you immediately at ease and ready to enjoy the evening. Better call for reservations as they book up quickly!
EASTSIDE CAFÉ                            http://eastsidecafeaustin.com/
Named one of Austin’s 10 best restaurants by USA Today Travel, Eastside Café serves brunch, lunch and dinner.  Nearly everything at Eastside is made from scratch, including the restaurant’s famous feta salad dressing, jalapeno cornbread muffins, … (31 comments)

nw austin: Hands on Training for Future Customers~Blue Bakers Austin TX - 02/11/15 02:17 PM
Hands on Training For Future Customers~Blue Bakers Austin TX
Canyon Creek Moms is an organization we are proud to sponsor in the Canyon Creek Subdivision. There are now 87 moms and these moms schedule a variety of activities for their pre-school children. It’s amazing how inquisitive they can be by an introduction to meaningful activities that make them aware of their surroundings.
There are so many fun free things to do in Austin. These Canyon Creek moms found out about the Blue Baker Free Kids tour at the Arboretum. I applaud Blue Baker  for taking the children behind … (11 comments)

nw austin: Give your furry valentine a spa day ~ Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming - 02/10/15 01:45 PM
 Give Your Furry Valentine a Spa Day ~ Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so why not treat your furry Valentine to some pampering with a warm, Spa Bath or Full Service Spa treatment! Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming, Cedar Park Texas offers Salon-style grooming perfect for your prince or princess! Just call 512-335-9663 to schedule an appointment with Asher, Suzie or Jaimee to complete the honors!
Your dog doesn’t have to stay all day! They’ll call you right away!
As always community events and local business offerings are brought to you … (19 comments)

nw austin: NW Austin ~ Save the Date ~ Canyon Creek Garage Sale May 16-17, 2015 - 02/10/15 07:55 AM
NW Austin ~ Save the date ~ Canyon Creek Garage Sale May 16-17, 2015
Every spring and fall Canyon Creek, a prestigious master planned community in NW Austin, holds 2 days of garage sale shopping for the public!
This year Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, will be the weekend to find those bargains after Canyon Creek households have purged from their spring housecleaning! Come ready to find some deals and follow the signs as many will be open for business!!! Saturday 8am-3pm and Sunday 11am – 3 pm.

This community service announcement is brought to you … (10 comments)

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Austin, TX

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