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About TARR Report

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.

TMLS market update for September 2017

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National consumer confidence index for October, 2017

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Big jump in ARM’s; have we been down this road before?

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World income tax metrics; how does the U.S. compare?

Tough Taxes Compared to 188 other countries and taxing jurisdictions, the US has the third highest corporate tax rate. The highest rate belongs to the United Arab Emirates at 55%, followed by Puerto Rico (a US territory) at 39% and … Continue reading

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Boomers responsible for low inventory?

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National new construction metrics

Sales Slide Because single-family construction activity is rising much too slowly while multifamily activity shrinks, housing inventory has declined Y-o-Y for 27 straight months, prices keep rising faster than wages, and affordability is at its lowest level since early 2009. … Continue reading

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National new home sales for August, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that sales of new single-family houses in August 2017 were 560,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 3.4 percent from July’s revised rate, and down 1.2 percent from August 2016.

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