Under Contract in Cedar Park

Congratulations to the buyers of 4214 Zacharys Run in Cedar Park who are on their way to owning this home. They were ready to make a firm offer and are now under contract. The buyers are relocating back to Austin from Florida and their agent showed the house to them several times over 2 weeks!

The one constant in the Ranch at Brushy Creek Subdivision is consumers are out in force with their agents looking for the perfect property to call home!

My sellers no longer fit in their wonderful single story with large game room and full bath up. They are building another new home in the same neighborhood.

We worked as a team to make a list of what needed to be done to present their home to the market place and priced it right. Professional photographs were taken and the home was unveiled to many interested buyers!

The result this home is under contract courtesy of Dorie Dillard with Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.

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It’s the time of year to Pay it Forward!

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There are so many opportunities this time of year to make a difference for others. I try to make sure I get involved throughout the year and have scheduled activities every month to ensure I make it happen.

The Central Texas Food Bank is one new opportunity I found this year. I was surprised to see how great the need for fighting hunger is in Central Texas. I was astonished to learn nearly 46,000 Central Texans (one third are children) count on the Food Bank to get nutritious food. Roxanne Ford, a dear friend of mine with Austin Title Company, made this a priority with her company and sets up a time every month for us to help wherever they need us.  This helps ensure thousands of families are served. I can’t wait for December when we are going to be handing out food from a pantry location. Every month I’ve been working in the warehouse so this will be fun to see our efforts actually given to those in need.

The Central Texas Food Bank was established in 1982 to help the hungry in communities. There are many who had to turn to the food pantries for food assistance. Fighting hunger is done the Central Texas Way. Programs and services have been uniquely designed to serve neighbors in ways they need most. When they first started in 1982 330,000 pounds of food was provided. During 2015-2106, 38 million pounds of food were distributed to families in need! That’s incredible!!

Partner Agencies (government, social service charities, local businesses and many more) in 21 counties across Texas united to be at the front line of hunger relief. They worked together to put healthy foods within the reach of Central Texas in need. There’s strength in numbers and in working together. There are now roughly 250 Partner agencies that work to serve families in 21 Central Texas Counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, snack programs and other service centers.

It’s amazing all the counties in their service area: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, lee, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties!

Volunteering at the Central Texas food Bank has been a pleasure. I come home exhausted, but what a great tired feeling knowing I’ve made a difference in contributing my time and energy.

Exciting events in Austin in December!

Yes, December is right around the corner and it looks like an exciting month of fun activities! Dec. 1-2  and 8-30 don’t miss the Winter Wonderland at the Circuit at the Circuit of the Americas. It’s their first event and is going to be spectacular!  One of My all time favorites  that is not to be missed is playing now – Dec. 31 “A Tuna Christmas” at the Zach Theater.  Are you a Lady Gaga lover? See her live at the Frank Erwin Center on December 5.

The Long Center has their annual Nutcracker Ballet Austin performance Dec. 8-23. Of course the annual iconic Trail of Lights at Zilker Park is a must from December 9-23. Don’t miss the fun for the whole family at The Palmer Events Center Dec. 14-24 at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar .  And, to end the year on the right note head down to the Palmer Events Center on Dec. 29-30 for the New Years Pop’s! So mark your calendars!

December is sure to be a sensational month here in Austin …. get your calendars out and make time for all that Austin has to offer and embrace the holidays with thankful hearts!

The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times…Zig Ziglar

Community events, as always, are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors®; your NW Austin Real Estate professional.

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What went on in the Austin’s housing market during October 2017

october-5c-17-a_3978429_1e65eba2c810d416ed3e21c876b98d000a24ba91 Central Texas housing Market report for October 2017 was released on November 14, 2017 by the Austin Board of Realtors®. There was an increase in single-family home sales  across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in October. It was interesting to note sales declined in the City of Austin.

In my opinion, Brandy Guthrie’s (2017 President of the Austin Board of Realtors®) statement is right on target for the real estate activity in October 2017 in Austin. “The Austin-Round Rock housing market continues to slightly outperform last year’s home sales activity, keeping 2017 on-pace for another record year for home sales. At the same time, low inventory levels along with constrained housing development activity throughout the city of Austin are preventing home sales growth at the city level.”

There is some concern we are not outpacing growth by significant levels but we can’t continue to grow by leaps and bounds with the lack of our infra structure and city codes which inhibit building. The CodeNext proposal on the table could further inhibit growth so the City selection of a new city manager will impact the direction of our region’s future and sustainability of Austin’s housing market. Guthrie’s statement “Austin deserves a city manager who isn’t afraid to tackle the issues impeding our city’s development with bold strategies and creative solutions” is an important one. We all need to stay on top of how this secretive selection is being handled and voice our opinion in the selection process.

In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, single family homes increased 2.2% to 2,292 home sales from October 2016. In the city of Austin home October sales declined 1.7% to 699 homes compared to last year. The total sales volume of $846,439,642 is 5.7% more than in October 2016. The city of Austin is nowhere near the grim predicament Californians find themselves in but concerning signs emerging are a drop in sales of 1.7% and increase of median price of 9.1% in the city is not healthy!

The median price for single-family homes increased 4.3% to $286,742 across the Austin-Round Rock MSA and increased 9.1% to $360,000 in the city of Austin in October. Shortages of vacant developed lots and regulatory  hurdles in Austin make it difficult for housing development to occur with Austin city limits.

Inventory inched slightly upward. In the Austin- Round Rock MSA inventory increased 0.2% to 2.8% of inventory. In the city of Austin single-family housing inventory increased 0.1 months to 2.3 months of inventory. We are still well into a seller’s market across the region compared to the Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University’s estimation of 6.00-6.5 months of inventory as a balanced housing market.

It’s interesting to note the 55 days on market only increased 3 more days from October 2016. 7,083 active listings on market for October 2017 is 12.6% more than October 2016. The good news is 2,542 pending sales for single family homes is 13.8% more than October 2016.

The Austin population is still exploding. The future of job expansion/job growth in the Austin area will strongly lie in the field of heath care. The dollar volume of sales is up and Inventory is increasing but homes under contract are keeping pace and surpassing the inventory. Good steady growth is always the best kind. 2017 continues to be a record setting year in homes sales!  We should end the year with strong numbers with our pending properties.

What’s happening in Austin and real estate information is brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United, Your NW Austin Real Estate Professional.

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Spotlight on Canyon Creek Elementary ~ Paying it Forward Campaign and Fort Hood Soldiers

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Spotlight on Canyon Creek Elementary and Ft. Hood Canyon Creek Elementary in NW Austin went all out for their “Pay It Forward” campaign. They chose to make a difference for troops deploying to Afghanistan from Fort Hood, TX by making individual packages for the soldiers.

Barbara Cowman was in charge of the campaign (Barbara has a third grader at Canyon Creek Elementary). To help the children understand how military people serve they invited Tina Zientek, U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel, Amy Hall, Mental health Specialist in the National Guard from 1989-1994 (both Canyon Creek residents) and James LaVelle, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy to speak to the students.

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Excitement built and the children brought in snacks, drink powders, socks and flashlights. They decorated paper sacks which the items were delivered in and wrote a personal thank you to the soldiers. Barbara Cowan and Ann Okamura, with a young soldiers help, delivered the packages to the USO who in turn delivered them to the soldiers as they boarded their plane.

What a difference these children have made for the soldiers headed off for a tour in Afghanistan! Just one more lesson in giving back that happens all year long in Canyon Creek Elementary. Education is much more than learning your ABC’s. Learning to be productive and caring to others is a lesson learned by example and being exposed to the wonderful sense of happiness and self-confidence you feel when you do something for others.

Thank you Canyon Creek Elementary staff, parents and students for “Paying it Forward” to the soldiers at Fort Hood who deployed to Afghanistan!

If you are looking for this kind of environment of involvement and commitment for you and your family than consider a move to Canyon Creek in NW Austin. I live work and play in Canyon Creek. I’m your local resource. If you would like to know more about the Canyon Creek real estate market or have a home to sell please contact me at 512-346-1799 or dillard@reloaustin.com. I’ll be happy to provide a free market analysis. Let me put my expertise to work for you!

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Canyon Creek Cyclones Swim To Victory in NW Austin

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Cyclone swimmers and their families enjoyed a perfect cool, sunny morning for their community swim meet! It was held in the Junior Olympic size pool in Canyon Creek Park. It’s great exercise and a fun activity involving the whole family!

 

Canyon Creek Cyclone swim meet

 

 If you are a resident of the Canyon Creek community and have children interested in swimming then be sure to look for registration every spring for the Canyon Creek  “Cyclone” swim team! 

 

As always community events are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United Realtors; your NW Austin Real Estate professional. I live work and play in Canyon Creek.

 

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11209 Crossland Dr. Austin TX in Canyon Creek

 

11209 Crossland 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 to Lakeline Mall, close to the Arboretum & 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 theaters.  Like the water? Lake Travis is just a short distance away for all your water sport activities.                                                                        

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Located under a canopy of shade on a quiet interior street is where you’ll find this trendy 2 story brick home for sale in Canyon Creek in NW Austin.  Friends and family will love the wood flooring, columns and crown molding, high ceilings and warm pallet of decorator colors.  Whether choosing to watch a favorite movie in the family room or spend time in the kitchen with the chef as dinner is prepared, the lifestyle triangle of this open floor plan allows for plenty of good conversation and laughter.  Everyone will envy the park-like backyard…a perfect place to call home.

 

Students on Crossland Dr. attend classes in the Round Rock Independent School District, which is home to exemplary Canyon Creek Elementary, Noel Grisham Middle and Westwood High school known for its IB Program and ranking in the top 50 high schools in the nation.

 

Twenty-two years of successful representation for buyers and sellers allows me to offer excellent service.  My dedication and determination will be an asset in reaching your goals.  I have systems in place, references and am a good listener and communicator.  I would be honored to schedule a time to see if we are a good match.  To arrange a private preview of this trendy 2 story brick home FOR SALE in Canyon Creek in NW Austin, call me at 512.346.1799.

 

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