National consumer confidence index; 12/2016

Confident Consumers

Since the conclusion of the presidential election, consumer confidence as measured by the Conference Board has shot up an amazing 12.8% to 113.70, its highest reading since 8/01! Similarly, the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is up 12.3% at 98, its second-best level in over a decade. Lastly, small business sentiment as measured by the National Federation of Independent Business is now at its third best reading since 2007.

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S.M.A. Publications was formed in 1997 with a mission of providing real estate information for practitioners within the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The company produces the T.A.R.R. Reports which are published monthly, quarterly and annually, covering all aspects of the residential real estate market. The publisher, Stacey P. Anfindsen, has over 23 years of residential experience in the Triangle market. He is an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant.
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