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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.

Conference Board Leading Economic Indicators; August, 2021

NEW YORK, September 23, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.9 percent in August to 117.1 (2016 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in July and a 0.6 percent increase in June. “The U.S. LEI rose sharply in … Continue reading

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National new home housing metrics; August, 2021

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,728,000.This is 6.0 percent (±1.4 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,630,000 and is 13.5 percent (±1.8 percent) above the August … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; August, 2021

NEW YORK, September 7, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased for the sixth consecutive month in August, though the rate of increase has fallen. The index now stands at 110.37, up from 109.89 in July. “The growth rate … Continue reading

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Comment on August Jobs Report by Gad Levanon, Head of the Labor Market Institute, The Conference Board

Today’s jobs report reflected the effects of both the COVID-19 Delta variant and the severe labor shortage in the US labor market. Nonfarm payroll employment increased by just 235,000 in August, after an upwardly revised increase of 1,053,000 in July. … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for August, 2021

New York, August 31, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined in August, following a decrease in July (a downward revision). The Index now stands at 113.8 (1985=100), down from 125.1 in July. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics for July; 2021

August 24, 2021 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for July 2021: NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES JULY 2021 New Houses Sold1: 708,000 New Houses For … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index for July; 2021

NEW YORK, August 19, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.9 percent in July to 116.0 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in June and a 1.2 percent increase in May. “The U.S. LEI … Continue reading

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National new home metrics for July; 2021

Building Permits Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,635,000. This is 2.6 percent (±0.9 percent) above the revised June rate of 1,594,000 and is 6.0 percent (±0.9 percent) above … Continue reading

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Conference Board report on the influence of global travel bans

Report: Pandemic Travel Restrictions Inflict Substantial Toll on Global Growth and Trade—with No Clear End in Sight   NEW YORK, August 11, 2021…A year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared, travel bans remain in place around the … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; July 2021

New York, July 27, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® was relatively unchanged in July, following gains in each of the prior five months. The Index now stands at 129.1 (1985=100), up from 128.9 in June. The Present Situation Index—based … Continue reading

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