nw austin: Wordless Wednesday ~ A view from our window in Dubai
- 07/30/14 10:00 AM
A view from our window in Dubai
An ending to a wonderful Celebrity cruise from Venice to Istanbul was concluded in Dubai where “Everything is possible”. This was a view from our room at the Ritz Carlton. The buildings, the people, the food will all be remembered fondly. Dubai is utterly amazing!!
nw austin: Throwback Thursdays ~ Sisters with their daisies
- 07/29/14 09:59 AM
Sisters with their daisies
Growing up on 2 acres in upstate New York brings back lots of memories! My older sister Sue and I loved to pick daisies, make bracelets and put daises in our hair :). Bouquets were always picked to be displayed proudly in one of the many vases mom had for our flower picking escapades. It was a much simpler time in our lives….one that I cherish.
nw austin: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~ Canyon Creek~ 9533 Indigo Brush Dr. 8/3/14 1-3pm
- 07/28/14 03:41 PM
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~9533 Indigo Brush Dr. 8/3 1-3pm
Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 9533 Indigo Brush Dr. Austin, TX 78726 during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, August 3rd from 1-3pm.
9533 Indigo Brush Dr. Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222. This prestigious community is minutes toLakeline Mall, close to theArboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways,
nw austin: Another Closing for Dorie Dillard at 11232 Avery Station Loop
- 07/25/14 11:28 AM
Another Closing for Dorie Dillard at 11232 Avery Station Loop
My buyers did their homework and now closed on the home of their dreams! They knew they wanted new construction and needed their current home sold to purchase. I listed and sold their home so they were in a position to downsize and write an offer with Grand Haven Homes in the “Cottages” at Northwood with no contingency! It may have taken slightly longer for the home to be completed than we anticipated but the floor plan, location and finish out selections made it worth their wait! Working with Tessa
nw austin: Dorie Dillard closed another home in Canyon Creek NW Austin July 2014
- 07/25/14 09:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Closed Another Home in Canyon Creek NW Austin July 2014
My sellers found a move to a closer location to their children’s private school was in order. We found the perfect house, won the contract in multiple offers, closed and they moved in.
They kept their home well maintained so only needed to have paint touched up, windows and carpets cleaned and some vignette staging introduced to the home. Mike and Nicole are repeat clients and I am grateful they reached out to me to help them in this next move!
After 6 days on market the home was under contract and closed
nw austin: Austin Making News Ranked #2 ~ Forbes List Best U.S. Cities Job Growth
- 07/24/14 01:44 PM
Austin Making News Ranked #2 ~ Forbes List of Best US Cities for Future Job Growth
It’s not surprising to see Austin making news by finishing a hair behind Naples, FL when talking about metros with the best job growth prospects over the next three years. The graduates of the University of Texas are continuously offering companies strong workforce options. The Austin metro offers the third highest net migration rate in the US over the last 5 years with people moving to Austin to chase much needed jobs.
Congress Avenue in downtown Austin is slowly becoming a miniature tech
nw austin: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11612 Sweet Basil Ct~7/27/14 2-4pm
- 07/23/14 11:12 AM
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11612 Sweet Basil Ct. 7/27/14 2-4p
Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 11612 Sweet Basil Ct. Austin, TX 78726, during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, July 27th from 2-4pm.
11612 Sweet Basil Ct. Austin, TX 78726 is located in the gated Enclave section in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222. This prestigious community is minutes toLakeline Mall, close to theArboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of
nw austin: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~9420 Jenaro Ct~July 27,2014 2-4pm
- 07/23/14 09:41 AM
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~9420 Jenaro Ct. 7/27/14 2-4p
Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 9420 Jenaro Ct. Austin, TX 78726 during this weekend’s open house Sunday, July 27th from 2-4pm.
This home is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek in NW Austin. Residents in this prestigious community have access to a 57 acre City of Austin park that includes playgrounds, hiking and nature trails, a covered pavilion, playscape, soccer fields and picnic areas. Located close to shopping, theatres and major businesses. And, if you’re into water sports, Lake Travis is just minutes away!
nw austin: Bus Transportation System in Dubai~Focus on the User
- 07/22/14 02:39 PM
Bus Transportation System~Focus on the User
Recently we traveled to Dubai and were astonished to see in person how effective the RTA (Roads and Transportation Authority) has been planning and providing efficient bus traffic in the Emirate of Dubai! They created an effective and integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai’s vision and serving the vital interests of the Emirate. Their philosophy of “Everything is Possible” in Dubai is one to be admired.
These bus stops (there are currently 900) are air-conditioned and complete with free Wi-Fi! It’s not a wonder people don’t mind public transportation! Thinking outside the box can make
nw austin: Thankful Thursday ~ Cars and Trucks Phase
- 07/22/14 02:29 PM
Thankful Thursday~Cars and Trucks Phase
Handsome Hudson is going through a car and truck phase! We just returned from a 2 week vacation and missed seeing our grandson Handsome Hudson. He now officially entered the car and truck phase and loves to line them up in straight lines and let them travel together….he has a special bag he likes to keep them in…easy for transporting and so far he likes to put them away after playing.
nw austin: Wordless Wednesday ~ "Everything is Possible"
- 07/22/14 12:08 PM
We recently returned from a fantastic trip ~ a cruise with family that began in Venice and ended in Istanbul and a visit to Dubai! A recurring theme from many we came in contact with in Dubai (including our guide) was the statement “Everything is Possible!” I definitely agree this is the prevalent outlook adhered to in Dubai! The Burj Arab Hotel is just one of the many achievements completed raising the bar to endless heights.
nw austin: Tech Support ~ 7-28-14
- 07/16/14 02:33 PM
We are back from a wonderful 2 week memory filled trip with family!! Venice to Istanbul via Celebrity crusie lines with wonderful ports to explore, on to Dubai and home. We made it back to Austin but unfortunately Geno spent 4 days in the hospital after I rushed him to emergency on Wednesday. He underwent extensive testing and treatments to discover he has Congestive Heart Failure :(. Many prayers are needed my friends:). So glad to have him home even in his weak state as we don't do well apart.
Sunday morning I was able to make the lovely baby shower celebration for our precious daughter-in-law....Handsome Hudson's sister will
nw austin: 1 "Foodie" Fridays - 7-25-14
- 07/16/14 02:17 PM
It's going to be a warm week-end in Austin. Are you feeling adventuresome for this week-ends dining experience? Why not try something new and different....Here is an upscale, New American restaurant on Cesar Chavez St. in the heart of the 2nd Street District also known as the Warehouse District! Why not step out and try something unusal?
THE BONNEVILLE http://thebonnevilleaustin.com
Husband wife team of Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello, originally from Boston, are the owners and operators of The Bonneville. They have worked for some of the best chefs and restaurants
nw austin: 2 Story Austin White Stone JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek in NW Austin
- 07/15/14 11:42 AM
2 Story Austin White Stone JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek in NW Austin
Buyers, act decisively and you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek!
9533 Indigo Brush Dr. is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222. This prestigious community is minutes to Lakeline Mall, close to theArboretum & the Domain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways, restaurants and
nw austin: Tech Support ~ 7-21-14
- 07/11/14 02:01 PM
It’s another Monday morning ~ here’s some food for thought with your coffee.
Dogs And Computers: Same Or Different?
Method used to end undesirable behavior
Dogs: hit with rolled up newspaper
Computers: hit control-alt-delete
After destruction of personal property
Dogs: dog not found
Computers: file not found
Dogs: roll over
Computers: play dead
Consequence of virus
Dogs: replace valuable carpeting
Computers: replace valuable data
Waste disposal tool
nw austin: Tech Support ~ 7-14-14
- 07/11/14 01:55 PM
It’s Monday morning after a hot weekend and that means it’s time for some tech humor with your coffee. This might apply to some of us...
Signs Technology has Taken Over Your Life
* You need to fill out a form that must be typewritten, but you can't because there isn't one typewriter in your house, only computers with laser printers
* You sign Christmas cards by putting :) next to your signature.
*You don't even read magazine articles anymore, unless someone's keyed them into email and forwarded it to you.
nw austin: Have you noticed? The entrance to Canyon Creek is under construction
- 07/09/14 03:58 PM
Have you noticed? The entrance to Canyon Creek in NW Austin is under construction!
It was time! The entrance to each section in Canyon Creek was re-landscaped with drought resistant plants with drip irrigation systems through the last 2 years…...it was time for a new look to emerge for our entrance!
Mark Rowe our HOA President said “The new entrance will reflect the character of the neighborhood.” It will have a stacked stone wall design that will have a flowing quality about it and the landscaping will be characteristic of the islands throughout the neighborhood.
It is scheduled to
nw austin: Homes under $380,000 in Canyon Creek in NW Austin in Leander ISD
- 07/09/14 03:10 PM
Homes under $380,000 in Canyon Creek in NW Austin in Leander ISD
Buyers if you are looking for homes under $380,000 in NW Austin that feed into the Leander ISD then I have 3 available choices that might work perfectly for you! It’s mid-summer and school will be starting late August (yes it’s right around the corner). However you still have time to find a home and get moved in before school begins!
Buyers…if you can envision calling any of these properties located in Canyon Creek your new home, reach out to me at 512-346-1799 or email@example.com so we
nw austin: Wordless Wednesday - Hanging with Paw Paw
- 07/08/14 03:26 PM
Hanging with Paw Paw
I love Handsome Hudson’s style...he is his own person. He likes his PJ’s to have stripes! After an afternoon of swimming and dinner, it’s best to dress Hudson in his PJ’s... spend a little time to “hang” with Paw Paw viewing the video we made entitled "Hudson's First Spring break" and then crusie on home in his car seat ...... Ahhh......feels good......life is sweet!
nw austin: Making a Difference in my Community ~ An Active Rain Contest
- 07/07/14 10:47 AM
The question was asked “Are you involved in your community?” The challenge is to share what you do to make a difference in your community, neighborhood or town.
First, you must have the desire to be an integral contributing member of where you live. There are so many avenues to explore and even if you only pick one facet and do it well you will reap the benefit of knowing your contribution makes a difference to the lives of residents living in your community.When the Elementary School opened in the middle of our neighborhood as a former teacher I wanted to