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Sales of homes priced at $1 million and up are surging in North Texas as affluent buyers decide it’s time to hunt for new digs

Written by STEVE BROWN | REAL ESTATE EDITOR Published March 21, 2014 A tight supply of homes on the market and tougher mortgage standards have kept Dallas-Fort Worth home sales in check so far in 2014. But that hasn’t put the brakes on high-end home purchases, which have surged in the first two months of the year. Sales of homes priced at $1 million and more have exploded – up 53 percent in North Texas from a year ago, according to the latest real estate data. At the same time, sales of modestly priced houses in the area have slowed – down by more than a quarter from a year ago. Overall pre-owned home sales by real estate agents are flat this year. More than 100 North Texas houses priced at $1 million have changed hands since the start of 2014. And there are another 857 homes in that price range still on the market, according to data from the Continue Reading

CoreLogic: Dallas-area home prices up 10.4 percent in April

By Steve Brown stevebrown@dallasnews.com 7:24 am on June 3, 2014 Nationwide home prices rose 10.5 percent from last year. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News) Dallas-area home prices are up by 10.4 percent in the latest residential value report by CoreLogic Inc.The Dallas increase compared median home prices in April with April 2013 data. Dallas was among eight major U.S. cities that CoreLogic reports had double-digit percentage price gains. The biggest increase was in Riverside, Calif where prices rose 19.7 percent from a year ago. Nationwide prices were up 10.5 percent in April, according to CoreLogic. Home prices are continuing to rise as we head into the summer months,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “The purchase market continues to suffer from a dearth of inventory which we expect will continue to drive prices up over the year.” Reposted by David Christopher & Associates: Dallas’ Luxury Real Estate Resource

A look at Harwood International’s new Bleu Ciel development

May 28, 2014, 3:05pm CDT Candace Carlisle Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal When I was out and about scouting the site of Harwood International’s latest project — a 33-story luxury high-rise condo tower in the Harwood District adjacent to Uptown — I found a large billboard with blue sky and not much else to allude to the grandiose plans orchestrated by Paris-based architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Wilmotte, through his firm Wilmotte & Associes S.A., has teamed up with Harwood’s internal design team to create the signature building that promises residents a piece of sky in Dallas. Now, the team marketing the property has sent out a long-awaited rendering of the tower, which will bring an estimated 158 luxury residences to the northwest corner of Wolf and MicKinnon streets. The tower is named Bleu Ciel. The residences, which will range from 1,300 square feet of space to more than 7,000 square feet, will feature designer-appointed luxury finishes and appliances. The property will Continue Reading

StreetLights Residential starts luxe residential tower in Uptown

Jun 3, 2014, 2:08pm CDT Updated: Jun 4, 2014, 3:34pm CDT Candace Carlisle Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal Work has begun on one of Uptown’s prime development sites — a nearly one-acre lot adjacent to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — for a new luxury residential tower near McKinney Avenue at the Maple/Routh Connection and Thomas Avenue in Uptown. Dallas-based StreetLights Residential started construction on the 23-story high-rise tower, which will total 212 one- and two-bedroom apartments, and become part of Uptown’s landscape, said CEO Doug Chesnut, who has previously told the Dallas Business Journal that he prefers to build in Uptown. The new project started shortly after StreetLights Residential signed onto another high-profile project helmed by Phoenix-based RED Development in Uptown. The company is also developing The Taylor, a 17-story luxury apartment tower in Uptown. “The landscape of Dallas’ urban core has changed dramatically over the past few years, and we are excited to be part of this Continue Reading

NAR: Sales of existing homes post first increase this year

Teke Wiggin Staff Writer May 22, 2014 Sales of existing homes posted their first gains of the year in April, and a surge in new listings coming onto the market last month could give what’s left of the spring buying season a badly needed boost, the National Association of Realtors reported today. Existing-home sales rose 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million in April from 4.59 million in March, but were down 6.8 percent from a year earlier, NAR reported. Monthly gains in home sales in the West and South offset a slight decline in the Midwest, while sales in the Northeast were flat, NAR said. “Some growth was inevitable after subpar housing activity in the first quarter, but improved inventory is expanding choices and sales should generally trend upward from this point,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. The improvement in housing supply, which has been anemic for some time, was considerable, according to Continue Reading

Sales of new homes climb, offering more hope for turnaround

Supply hits 3.5-year high May 23, 2014 Sales of new single-family houses increased in April while total inventory rose to its highest level in nearly three and a half years, offering more hope that the housing market has shaken off a recent slump, the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development reported today. New-home sales climbed 6.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 above a revised March rate of 407,000, but were still down 4.2 percent year over year, according to the Census Bureau. As new-home sales picked up in April, the amount of time it would take for new homes to sell out dropped to 5.3 months from 5.6 months in March. But the total number of new homes for sale in April inched up to 190,000 from 189,000. That’s the highest level of new-home supply since November 2010, according to Census Bureau data. But both new-home supply and sales still Continue Reading

5 ways to keep sellers happy (even when things are going south)

Telling clients what you think they want to hear doesn’t help anyone Jun 11, 2014 This post by Colleen Fischesser originally appeared on the Trulia Pro Blog, a blog for real estate professionals on Trulia.com. Follow Trulia Pro on Twitter: @TruliaPro. Ever wished you could have a “do-over” with a seller? Go back to that kitchen table where you first met and rediscuss price or reset your client’s expectations — or maybe both? If you’re like many listing agents, when you present your market analysis you use some version of the following script: “Mr. and Mrs. Seller, my goal is to sell your home in the shortest amount of time, for the highest price, with the least amount of inconvenience.” A wise goal considering the National Association of Realtors has identified that one of the top four things sellers expect from us is to sell within their time frame. And, in a healthy market, this should be an attainable goal. Continue Reading

NEW MODERN HOME CONSTRUCTION: Located in “Uptown East”

Be sure to keep these four dwelling units on your home tour list, executed as two single-family-attached buildings. Each unit features over 2,100sf, 2 bedrooms w/dedicated full baths, plus dedicated office/media room on first floor. Modern design features 3-layer stucco exterior with metal facing on front of buildings. Carport features security from street and is open on two sides to maximize the vehicular space and maneuvering. Expected completion is Summer, 2014 Contact David Christopher & Assoc. to learn more about this Modern home project in Uptown East. Click on the link below to learn more about this project, a Steve Tortolani Design. http://www.ikonres.com/#!munger/c1zms

Dallas Real Estate Values: The Outlook for 2014

January 6, 2014 Dallas Real Estate Values: The Outlook for 2014. Will Uptown-Oak Lawn Dallas Real Estate Values Extend Rises in 2014? Uptown-Oak Lawn Dallas Real Estate Values Predicted (Without a Time Machine) If there is one question that homeowners and prospective shoppers have in common as we enter the New Year, it’s about the direction of Dallas real estate values in 2014. Small wonder: the financial market meltdown of the last decade had such a profound impact on all forms of real estate that it still has many people looking nervously over their shoulders. How likely is another tumble in the coming 12 months? Will real estate values in Dallas continue to rise? Knowing the answer could make a big difference to anyone planning to buy or sell a home in Uptown-Oak Lawn Dallas this year. Of course, absolute certainty on that score is not possible for anyone without a time machine in their basement. But, as we look Continue Reading

S&P Ratings U.S. Housing And Residential Mortgage Finance: 2014 Outlook

By: Devi Aurora Senior Director Financial Institutions Standard & Poor’s Ratings January 6 – 11:07 am U.S. housing made a strong comeback in 2013. Home prices nationally have risen roughly 12%, which is in line with our original forecast early in the year of 11%. Overall, we expect a 6% increase in the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index (December to December % change) in 2014. While historical annual increases are more in the 4%-5% range, a continued rebound in prices from the 35% trough in 2012 is well complemented with an outlook for positive economic momentum in 2014. While the U.S. economy was saddled with unemployment levels above 7% in 2013, our baseline forecast for the unemployment rate in 2014 falls below the 7% mark. Furthermore, we expect a real GDP growth rate of 2.6% in 2014. While the private sector–including the housing market–is showing signs of strength, the federal government could temper momentum in 2014. However, the agreement Continue Reading

Sales of homes priced at $1 million and up are surging in North Texas as affluent buyers decide it’s time to hunt for new digs

Written by STEVE BROWN | REAL ESTATE EDITOR Published March 21, 2014 A tight supply of homes on the market and tougher mortgage standards have kept Dallas-Fort Worth home sales in check so far in 2014. But that hasn’t put the brakes on high-end home purchases, which have surged in the first two months of the year. Sales of homes priced at $1 million and more have exploded – up 53 percent in North Texas from a year ago, according to the latest real estate data. At the same time, sales of modestly priced houses in the area have slowed – down by more than a quarter from a year ago. Overall pre-owned home sales by real estate agents are flat this year. More than 100 North Texas houses priced at $1 million have changed hands since the start of 2014. And there are another 857 homes in that price range still on the market, according to data from the Continue Reading

CoreLogic: Dallas-area home prices up 10.4 percent in April

By Steve Brown stevebrown@dallasnews.com 7:24 am on June 3, 2014 Nationwide home prices rose 10.5 percent from last year. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News) Dallas-area home prices are up by 10.4 percent in the latest residential value report by CoreLogic Inc.The Dallas increase compared median home prices in April with April 2013 data. Dallas was among eight major U.S. cities that CoreLogic reports had double-digit percentage price gains. The biggest increase was in Riverside, Calif where prices rose 19.7 percent from a year ago. Nationwide prices were up 10.5 percent in April, according to CoreLogic. Home prices are continuing to rise as we head into the summer months,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “The purchase market continues to suffer from a dearth of inventory which we expect will continue to drive prices up over the year.” Reposted by David Christopher & Associates: Dallas’ Luxury Real Estate Resource

A look at Harwood International’s new Bleu Ciel development

May 28, 2014, 3:05pm CDT Candace Carlisle Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal When I was out and about scouting the site of Harwood International’s latest project — a 33-story luxury high-rise condo tower in the Harwood District adjacent to Uptown — I found a large billboard with blue sky and not much else to allude to the grandiose plans orchestrated by Paris-based architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Wilmotte, through his firm Wilmotte & Associes S.A., has teamed up with Harwood’s internal design team to create the signature building that promises residents a piece of sky in Dallas. Now, the team marketing the property has sent out a long-awaited rendering of the tower, which will bring an estimated 158 luxury residences to the northwest corner of Wolf and MicKinnon streets. The tower is named Bleu Ciel. The residences, which will range from 1,300 square feet of space to more than 7,000 square feet, will feature designer-appointed luxury finishes and appliances. The property will Continue Reading

StreetLights Residential starts luxe residential tower in Uptown

Jun 3, 2014, 2:08pm CDT Updated: Jun 4, 2014, 3:34pm CDT Candace Carlisle Staff Writer- Dallas Business Journal Work has begun on one of Uptown’s prime development sites — a nearly one-acre lot adjacent to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — for a new luxury residential tower near McKinney Avenue at the Maple/Routh Connection and Thomas Avenue in Uptown. Dallas-based StreetLights Residential started construction on the 23-story high-rise tower, which will total 212 one- and two-bedroom apartments, and become part of Uptown’s landscape, said CEO Doug Chesnut, who has previously told the Dallas Business Journal that he prefers to build in Uptown. The new project started shortly after StreetLights Residential signed onto another high-profile project helmed by Phoenix-based RED Development in Uptown. The company is also developing The Taylor, a 17-story luxury apartment tower in Uptown. “The landscape of Dallas’ urban core has changed dramatically over the past few years, and we are excited to be part of this Continue Reading

NAR: Sales of existing homes post first increase this year

Teke Wiggin Staff Writer May 22, 2014 Sales of existing homes posted their first gains of the year in April, and a surge in new listings coming onto the market last month could give what’s left of the spring buying season a badly needed boost, the National Association of Realtors reported today. Existing-home sales rose 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million in April from 4.59 million in March, but were down 6.8 percent from a year earlier, NAR reported. Monthly gains in home sales in the West and South offset a slight decline in the Midwest, while sales in the Northeast were flat, NAR said. “Some growth was inevitable after subpar housing activity in the first quarter, but improved inventory is expanding choices and sales should generally trend upward from this point,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. The improvement in housing supply, which has been anemic for some time, was considerable, according to Continue Reading

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