DC: The combined value of housing units in the US is around $26 trillion, more than the combined GDP on the entire European Union. Nationwide prices are expected to increase 4% this year. The real estate industry employs about 1.4% of the working civilian population. 84% of real estate firms are independent, non-franchised companies. Allie Beth Allman and Associates through May has sold 45% of the $1M homes in Dallas County. The firm has 10 of the 13 top sales in Park Cities; 3 of the top 7 in Preston Hollow and North Dallas; and 9 of the top 12 in Turtle Creek/Uptown. The locally owned firm continues as the single office company leader in listings and sales in Dallas county.