David Christopher & Associates is one of Dallas, Texas' premier residential real estate firms . Our team of associates strive to not only be a resource for you throughout your real estate search, but a guide that you can rely on in regards to the Dallas, Texas real estate market. Whether you and your family are looking to purchase your next home, list your current residence, or lease; our agents stand ready to assist you with a consultative approach that exceed your requirements. At David Christopher & Associates we strive to not only exemplify the definition of customer service, but represent and conduct ourselves with the utmost standards that go far beyond a mere definition. Contact David Christopher & Associates today to experience A Modern Approach To Luxury Real Estate; with a local leader that specializes throughout Dallas, Texas. Including the following communities: Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Greenway Parks, Bluffview, Turtle Creek, Lakewood, Uptown, and Downtown Dallas.

 
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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

Relocating to Dallas? So Are 54,000 Other Households Says National Association of Realtors Report

Written by Joanna England on October 1, 2013 Dallas is a pretty dang popular place to move to, with 54,388 households moving into Big D according to the National Association of Realtors. While Dallas County ranks second behind Houston and ahead of third-place Tarrant County in households relocating to our fair burg, more people are packing it in. “Data from the Texas Relocation Report shows that the continued growth of the Texas housing market is not a housing bubble but a genuine surge in demand fueled by job and population growth across the state,” said Shad Bogany, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. ”People are moving, and they’re moving to Texas. Clearly, Texas is a domestic migration destination.” Sure, Texas is a job destination for many folks, with more households moving into the great state than leaving. But Dallas has a net migration of -1,845 while our neighbor to the west, Tarrant County, has a net migration of 3,138. Continue Reading

Dallas and Fort Worth top Forbes list of Housing Best Buys for 2014

Home prices and mortgage rates are on the rise, and some investors are retreating from the market. However, Forbes believes there are still plenty of housing deals left for home buyers in the new year, and with possibly less competition. Forbes recently released a list of cities where prices are still low but offer the potential of large growth in 2014. To compile its list, Forbes partnered with Local Market Monitor, which tracks home prices and local economic factors in more than 300 housing markets. Cities were ranked based on housing markets still considered “undervalued” in prices and that offer some of the largest job growth in their economies. The following metros topped Forbes’ list for Best Buy Cities for 2014: 1.Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas ◦ Median home price: $168,383 ◦ 3-year growth forecast: 25% (3-year growth forecast is prediction for cumulative rise in home prices over the next three years) ◦ Prices are considered 20 percent below their actual value Continue Reading

Texas condo sales see double-digit growth in major metros

Texas single-family home sales have been on fire this year, but condominium sales are just as strong according to the 2013 Texas Condominium Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows double-digit growth in condominium (condo) and townhome sales in Texas’s four major markets. According to the report, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio experienced an average 26% jump in condo sales between January and September 2013. Individually, Dallas condo sales jumped 38%, followed by Houston at 25%, Austin at 24%, and San Antonio at 18%. Shad Bogany, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, commented: “Data from the Texas Condominium Sales Report shows that all types of housing are in demand in Texas. Given the rapid job and population growth across Texas’s major metro areas as well as our state’s shrinking housing inventory, it’s no surprise condo sales are playing an increasingly important role in the Texas housing market.” Based on data from The Continue Reading

What’s ahead for 2014 housing market

By: Julie Schmit, USA TODAY 10 a.m. EST January 1, 2014 The housing recovery hit high gear in 2013 with bigger than expected price gains and solid home sales. This year isn’t likely to be as exciting. Rising mortgage interest rates will price out some potential buyers. Instead of double-digit price gains, look for single-digit ones, economists say, while existing home sales remain at last year’s level. Sound boring? “You want boring in the housing market,” says Svenja Gudell, Zillow director of economic research. Here’s what’s ahead for: • Home prices. They were the highlight of the 2013 housing market, up 12.5% in October year over year, CoreLogic says. Prices are now 20% off their 2006 peaks after falling more than 30%, shows the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index. Economist John Burns looks for a 6% gain in 2014. Many others see smaller increases ahead. Zillow forecasts just a 3% rise. Prices will likely rise more slowly as more homes Continue Reading

Investors Continue To Be Active in the Residential Market

By Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research Investors remain active in the existing home sales residential market. About 19 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported a sale to an investor in November 2013. The share of investors has generally stayed at about this level since 2008. Cash sales account for about 70 percent of purchases made by investors, who are frequently mentioned as winning in bidding against first time buyers, who generally need to obtain a mortgage.

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Climb by Most in Seven Years

By Michelle Jamrisko Dec 31, 2013 8:20 AM CT Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in October from a year ago by the most in more than seven years, signaling the real-estate rebound will keep bolstering household wealth in 2014. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property prices in 20 cities climbed 13.6 percent from October 2012, the biggest 12-month gain since February 2006, after a 13.3 percent increase in the year ended in September, a report from the group showed today in New York. The median projection of 22 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 13.5 percent advance. A dwindling inventory of foreclosed properties has helped restrict the supply of homes for sale, pushing up prices even as higher mortgage rates cool demand. The real-estate market will probably get its next boost from gains in employment that are lifting consumer confidence in the economic expansion. “There’s certainly room for home prices to continue rising in the coming year,” said Continue Reading

Follow the mortgage money: Why 2014 should be a good year for housing

By: Ken Harney Dec 17, 2013 Disclaimer upfront: I live and work in America’s most dysfunctional political and bureaucratic environment — inside the Beltway, Washington, D.C. So I have to admit that my ability to make predictions is handicapped by the inherent unpredictability of the key actors here. Outcomes are often determined by deeply partisan politicians who sometimes, but rarely, decide to come together to solve tough problems, and federal regulators who see laws like Dodd-Frank as providing mere starting suggestions for the rules they ultimately write according to their own whims. Remember the original qualified residential mortgage (QRM) regulation, which as proposed would have required that lenders retain a share of the risk in mortgages made to borrowers putting less than 20 percent down? Invented out of whole cloth by bureaucrats who regulate banks. That said, here are a few fearless forecasts for 2014 and beyond. For really big housing issues like comprehensive tax reform and replacement of Fannie 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

Relocating to Dallas? So Are 54,000 Other Households Says National Association of Realtors Report

Written by Joanna England on October 1, 2013 Dallas is a pretty dang popular place to move to, with 54,388 households moving into Big D according to the National Association of Realtors. While Dallas County ranks second behind Houston and ahead of third-place Tarrant County in households relocating to our fair burg, more people are packing it in. “Data from the Texas Relocation Report shows that the continued growth of the Texas housing market is not a housing bubble but a genuine surge in demand fueled by job and population growth across the state,” said Shad Bogany, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. ”People are moving, and they’re moving to Texas. Clearly, Texas is a domestic migration destination.” Sure, Texas is a job destination for many folks, with more households moving into the great state than leaving. But Dallas has a net migration of -1,845 while our neighbor to the west, Tarrant County, has a net migration of 3,138. Continue Reading

Dallas and Fort Worth top Forbes list of Housing Best Buys for 2014

Home prices and mortgage rates are on the rise, and some investors are retreating from the market. However, Forbes believes there are still plenty of housing deals left for home buyers in the new year, and with possibly less competition. Forbes recently released a list of cities where prices are still low but offer the potential of large growth in 2014. To compile its list, Forbes partnered with Local Market Monitor, which tracks home prices and local economic factors in more than 300 housing markets. Cities were ranked based on housing markets still considered “undervalued” in prices and that offer some of the largest job growth in their economies. The following metros topped Forbes’ list for Best Buy Cities for 2014: 1.Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas ◦ Median home price: $168,383 ◦ 3-year growth forecast: 25% (3-year growth forecast is prediction for cumulative rise in home prices over the next three years) ◦ Prices are considered 20 percent below their actual value Continue Reading

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