HELPING PEOPLE AND PETS FIND GREAT HOMES.
Here at The Urban Dog Group, we provide professional and caring real estate services to ensure you find a great property suitable for all your family members, including your pets.
A portion of our proceeds from each transaction goes to our client’s animal rescue charity of choice -- so when you find a home, homeless pets in our community do too!
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The Most Recent Real Estate News
Pending home sales in November were identical to those in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast, Midwest and West posted monthly gains in transactions while the South recorded a loss. All four U.S. regions registered year-over-year declines in transactions.
The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* – a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings – stayed at 71.6 in November. Year over year, pending transactions were down 5.2%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.
"Although declining mortgage rates did not induce more homebuyers to submit formal contracts in November, it has sparked a surge in interest, as evidenced by a higher number of lockbox openings," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.
Meet the Team at Urban Dog Group
GRI, SRS, ABR, MRP
REALTOR AT COLDWELL BANKER REALTY
Christine Elias is the founder of The Urban Dog Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, where the focus is placing people and pets in great properties. Known as the “pet-friendly realtor,” she has a passion for all animals. From dogs and cats to horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep, she's a fan!
Christine is a part of Coldwell Banker Realty Global Network. She combines 19 years of sales, marketing, strategic planning, and networking experience with extensive knowledge of the Central Florida and Southwest Florida markets. She also brings a background in the construction, architectural, and engineering industries, which she worked in for 15 years prior to getting her real estate license. In total, her team has more than 20 years of commercial, residential, and investment real estate experience.
Christine recently sat on the Board of Directors for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for six years. She is currently working with the SPCA of Tampa/St. Pete as well as local rescues, including Fluff Animal Rescue, Friends of Strays, and Pet Pal Rescue of St. Petersburg. Additionally, she is involved with St. Pete PAWS, which works to establish St. Pete as a place where animal companions are happy, healthy, and welcome. These roles fortify her commitment to the community and helping homeless pets. Taking this dedication a step further, proceeds from the sale of each property by The Urban Dog Group go to a local animal charity of our clients' choice.
With her advanced selling and negotiating skills as well as her attention to detail, Christine, along with the rest of The Urban Dog Group team, ensures that all deadlines are met and all goals are efficiently accomplished. Her flair for creativity and niche marketing makes her a unique addition to Coldwell Banker Realty. Plus, thanks to this global real estate franchise, she has the power to sell homes anywhere in the United States.
2017-2022 International Presidents Circle Award - Best of Blue, Coldwell Banker
2016 to 2019 ORRA Realtor Association's Top Producer Club
2017-2022 Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando - Two Terms on Board of Directors
ESA, Emotional Support Animal Certified Realtor
Pet Certified Real Estate Agent
A Central Florida native, Michael Dean attended University of Central Florida and now works in the Orlando area as a branch manager for CrossCountry Mortgage. Being a local lender means his reputation is held accountable on every transaction. His business is 100 percent referral-based, and he's helped thousands of families in the Central Florida community achieve homeownership. He would be honored to do the same for you.
Michael was ranked nationally on the Scotsman Guide Top Originators 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 lists and is included on the SocialSurvey list of America’s Top 50 Loan Officers for Customer Satisfaction.
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Christine was given quite the challenge in my search for a new house, with several non-negotiable needs that limited the field of prospects. She was relentless in her efforts, and after nine patient months, she presented the most perfect match. From the first showing all the way to the closing table, her level of preparation and professionalism was breathtaking. I will continue to refer her to anyone looking for their next home.