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7312 Whispering Oaks Drive, Austin,TX 78745

Are you looking for a home?

Does large trees, spacious lots, a well maintained neighborhood, shopping mall, parks, restaurants, and entertainment all located only 10 to 15 minutes from downtown and SOCO appeal to you?

Add in homes selling in the $200’s…..Well Hurry because active listings are being snapped up as soon as they hit the market. 

Come check out my listing at: 7312 Whispering Oaks Drive. This neighborhood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in South Austin!  The property values in the 78745 zip remained steady even during the past downturn and now the values are once again on the rise.

This beautiful home has a bright and open floor plan, living area with fireplace, kitchen, four bedrooms, two baths, and a bonus room. The bonus room can be used as a formal living room, study, or office. The back yard has a covered patio and large shade trees. It is spotless and ready for some lucky family to make it their home.

The home has just been remodeled and landscaped. Some of the updates are: laminate flooring, interior paint, kitchen counter tops, bathroom counter tops, light fixture, ceiling fans, doors, blinds, faucets, fireplace mantel, and much more.

Some of the special places in this part of South Austin are:  Sunset Valley Village, Central Market South, Stephenson Nature Preserve, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and SOCO.

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Sold! 611 Colonial Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78745 –

This charming home was built by Main Street Homes in 2006; the neighborhood has a combination of newer homes and established neighborhood atmosphere. The home has many extra features including; open floor plan, three bedrooms, two baths, a spacious kitchen, dining area and covered back patio.  There were many upgrades made to the home in 2008 and 2010; including ceiling fans, wood laminate flooring, a five burner Maytag self cleaning gas range,  molded double sinks, upgraded counter tops, garage disposal, and copper faucet with pull down spout. The kitchen counter has a built in shelf above the sink, providing an extra bar area for eating.

The Colonial Trails neighborhood is located in the 78745 zip code; definitely a hot, up and coming area. There is easy access to IH 35, South Congress and downtown Austin. It is the ideal location for the SOCO Shopping, live music and South Congress. This area is growing in leaps and bounds with the revitalization of South Congress. Many people are buying homes in this area; because of the close proximity to the trendy and more expensive 78704 zip code.

This is definitely a unique area and lives by the motto “Keep Austin Weird.”


Sold! 6807 Telluride Trail, Austin, TX, 78749

This spacious 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is located in Shadowridge Crossing subdivision, in Southwest Austin. This highly sought after neighborhood is located off Escarpment Blvd and Convict Hill.  It is a short distance to Escarpment Village Shopping, with several restaurants, stores and HEB Grocery. The Legend Oaks Home Owners Association amenities and swimming pool is a short distance on Escarpment. The area is approximately 15 minutes to downtown Austin and several major employers.

The home features beautiful wood floors, fireplace, has recently been up-dated with interior designer paint, carpet, upgraded water faucets, light fixtures, back deck re-stained, garage doors insulated, heating and AC unit replaced in 2011, dishwasher replaced 2011.

The floor plan of this home is open and bright, with tall spacious ceilings.  All four bedrooms have large closets, with two walk in closets in the master bedroom, large tub, separate shower, double sinks, linen closet in master bath, and designer drapes. The home has blinds at all windows. The family room opens off the kitchen, with a view of the beautiful back deck and greenbelt.

This is a wonderful home that has been lovingly maintained and cared for. The homes in this area are selling quickly.  If you are looking for a home in this area be sure to check this one out.

The area schools are: Austin High, Small Middle, and Patton Elementary.

“Cow Art” for Superhero Kids Fund

Dell Children’s Medical Center


Remember seeing the “Cow Art” all over Austin last year?  Well, this project really touched my heart, because the benefits went to the Superhero Kids Fund at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The fund helps children with cancer and their families; providing money to help with the quality of life, and a variety of things, while the child is undergoing treatment.

There were 60 “Cows” auctioned off last year and almost $150 million dollars was raised for the Dell Fund. The Cow Parade Honorary Chairwoman was Austin’s own Lucy Baines Johnson. She purchased the Vince Young Championship Longhorn for $150,000!

I took photos of several of the cow statues on the Lamar corridor, around 5th and 6th street mostly. It started with me taking a “Cow” photo on my phone at the corner of Lamar and Riverside; when I went to walk on Lady Bird Lake with friends. Then I began to look for more and had great fun tracking them down.

I saw another cow by the Amy’s Ice Cream on South Lamar last week, so I will need to start carrying my camera with me again!

If would like more information about the children’s fund check out Superherokids.org

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I did taking them!

Sold! 1464 Klett Ranch Road, Johnson City, TX 78736

Price Reduction! Agents don’t let your clients miss out on this great Hill Country custom built home, with MANY extra features. Hill country views from all directions from top deck. The separate Guest House could be used as rental property, for additional income. The separate Workshop has 1920 sq ft  with  office.  Metal carport, camper/boat barn with deck are included.

Built – 1996

Square Feet – 2577 per owner

Meet Poncho!

I would like to introduce Poncho. He is newest furry member to the Stalik family. Poncho is a rescue dog and belongs to my son Chris and his wife, Kristy.

Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with heart worms, but he seems to be responding well to treatment. He is a great dog and really seems to love the water.

Do you have a place in your home for a pet? There are so many special animals that need homes. Call or go by one of the animal shelters and find a special friend waiting to love you.

"Poncho's First Outing"

Hello Everyone, Meet Poncho

Pet Tips and Information

Welcome to “Pet Tips and Information”!

My family has always treated our pets as members of our family.    One of the things I get very passionate about is caring for and loving our pets.  Check back often for information updates, photos and ideas.

Great Places to know about:

Austin Pets Alive!

1316 So congress Ave

Austin, TX  78704

Town Lake Animal Center

1156 West Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78703


Austin Humane Society

124 West Anderson Lane

Austin, TX 78752


Animal Trustees of Austin

5129 Cameron Road

Austin, TX 78723


Animal Trustees provide:

Shots, Heartworm and Flea Meds, Fecal Heartworm Tests and much more. Often for half the price you would have to pay at your Vet!  Be prepared to wait a while these wonderful folks are very short handed and work very hard for animals.