San Antonio Board of Realtors
Special to NHOME
Photography: Jason Roberts
The San Antonio Board of Realtors hosted is 2017 Housing Forecast on January 5, 2017 at the J. W. Marriott Hotel to a sold out crowd. Participants at this annual event heard from a series of locally and nationally recognized speakers sharing their expertise on market conditions, industry trends and community conditions and how those factors will affect the 2017 real estate market.
In 2016 San Antonio out passed 2015’s sales figures, and is expected to carry this momentum into the New Year according to Angela Shields, President and CEO of the San Antonio Board of Realtors. “An event like this is a prime opportunity for our members to prepare for the demands of a busy housing market by staying informed of the factors shaping our industry, ” she said.
Topics covered this year ranged from downtown living and the luxury market to job growth, company relocations, area parks, water, transportation, land sales and the Texas economy.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Dotzour, Real Estate Economist, spoke about current economic conditions in Texas and offered passionate insight into what looks to be a robust 2017 real estate market.
Dotzour pointed out that consumer confidence has spiked in the last few months and there is no hint of recession on the horizon. While home prices in the area have risen over the years, Texas remains more affordable than other large states.
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