Forecasting the World in 2017....... My Predictions! (January Contest)

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Forecasting the World in 2017......  My Predictions!

(January Contest)


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Praful Thakkar sure is testing our skills with his January Contest.  To me, it's more like a "Challenge". This is my first attempt at reading the crystal ball, so don't get you hopes set on my predictions.  Well, here it goes!

Forecasting Our Local World

During the past year, 2016 has been growing it's economy by leaps and bounds, especially in Elkhart County.  The Recreational Vehicle and related factories have been growing over the last couple years and new factories are opening in 2018, creating hundreds of new jobs, while others are expanding.

The local housing for new construction has been booming this past year, with new jobs backed up for 2017. 

The local economy looks promising for 2017, so I'm predicting a positive local year.

Forecasting the World in 2017

There are many companies across the country that are in the process of returning their manufacturing to the United States, creating more jobs.  It still remains to be seen what will happen across the globe in 2017, but I trust things will improve, making it a good year.

With the positive outlook for our local area, I am predicting it will carryover to the rest of the country and around the globe.


I am forecasting a good year for Real estate, especially in our local area.


Thank you praful, for your participation and hosting this contest.  It sure gives us a lot to examine, in order to come up with a logical forecast.


If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in

Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana

Call me:  Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577


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Comments (1)

Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's good to see all the participants in this contest. I'm especially encouraged because everyone has the same strong forecast!

Jan 31, 2017 08:51 PM