Your HBA, SMC of the Upstate, Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (GGAR), and Upstate Mortgage Lenders Association (affiliate of MBAC) held The Housing Market Forecast Luncheon at TD Convention Center on Tuesday, February 3rd featuring Dr. David Crowe, Chief Economist for NAHB. Dr Crowe brought some very valuable information catering to our unique and growing area. Including this: Crowe predicted that single-family housing starts in the Greenville metro area would grow 17 percent this year, to 3,392. Crowe also mentioned that while Greenville’s housing market still isn’t back to normal following the Great Recession, it should get there over the next two years.
Dr. David Crowe is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as micro economic analysis of government policies that affect housing. For more information on Dr. David Crowe click here.
Thank you to all that participated in this event. We would also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor The Greenville News and our table top sponsors:
All About Flooring
Clark’s Termite and Pest Control
GBS Building Supply
Homestead at Hartness
Palmetto Exterminators
The SMC of the Upstate. 

Also, a special thank you goes out to our Volunteers:
Anita Lebold- BankLine Mortgage Corp.
Beth Smith- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Bill Kane- Ryan Homes
Brittany Bailey – Ryan Homes
Deana Long- GBS Building Supply
Gary Cohen- Allen Tate Realtors
Haro Setian- The Haro Group of Keller Williams
Isabell Fleshman- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
James Anderson- Park Sterling Bank
Kathy Weeks- Allen Tate Realtors
Nichole Moore- Arthur Rutenberg Homes
 We look forward to another great Housing Market Forecast Luncheon in 2016!