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Home Sales

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The lines were long and the phones steadily rang at the Bexar County Tax Appraisal District Office on North Frio downtown. Wednesday was the last day to file a protest over the appraised value of a home or business.

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San Antonio area home sales should continue to surge in 2017, says one Texas economist.  Mark Dotzour, formerly of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, told attendees at the San Antonio Board of Realtor’s annual housing forecast Thursday that home prices should continue to rise as well, driven by a housing shortage. "With thousands of people moving to San Antonio every year, the homebuilding industry just cannot keep up,” says Dotzour.

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Area planners estimate one million more people will move to Bexar County in the next 25 years. As part of our project, “Growing Pains,” Texas Public Radio is taking a deeper look at the opportunities and hurdles that come with that growth.  This week we’re looking at housing. Check out the data below showing how home prices have risen.