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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.

Fannie Mae monthly survey of U.S. Housing market; May 2021

By Evan Sully (Reuters) – A record-low percentage of U.S. consumers believe now is a good time to buy a home, with worries about surging prices and a small supply of houses on the market outweighing improved sentiment about their … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; May 2021

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in May Historically rapid job growth expected in the coming months NEW YORK, June 7, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) significantly increased in May, after an increase in April. The … Continue reading

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Conference Board survey of employers; 5/21

Survey: US Businesses Face Historic Difficulty Finding Qualified Workers New York, June 2, 2021…Amid a rapid reopening of the US economy and a huge increase in demand for workers, a new survey from The Conference Board found that businesses are … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; May 2021

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Virtually Unchanged as Expectations Soften NOTE: The May 25, 2021 release of The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®is the first based on survey data collected online. Data has been restated back to January 2021, … Continue reading

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National residential new home sales; April 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES, APRIL 2021 Release Number: CB21‐79 Notice of Revision: With this release, seasonally adjusted estimates of housing units sold, housing units for sale, and the months’ supply of new housing have been revised back to January 2016. … Continue reading

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; April 2021

NEW YORK, May 10, 2021…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) significantly increased in April, after an increase in March. The index now stands at 105.44, up from 102.65 (an upward revision) in March. The index is currently up 45.7 … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence Index for April, 2021

New York, April 27, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® rose sharply again in April, following a substantial gain in March. The Index now stands at 121.7 (1985=100), up from 109.0 in March. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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National residential new homes sales; March 2021

April 23, 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 March 2021: NEW RESIDENTIALSALESMARCH 2021 New Houses Sold: 1,021,000New Houses For Sale: 307,000Median Sales … Continue reading

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National new home permits and starts; March 2021

Building PermitsPrivately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,766,000. This is 2.7 percent (±1.7 percent) above the revised February rate of 1,720,000 and is 30.2 percent (±1.8 percent) above the … Continue reading

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Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Index; 1Q21

Global Consumer Confidence Hits Record High                                                  The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey Finds Optimism Rising amid Accelerating Vaccinations and Sustained Fiscal Stimulus   New York, April 14, 2021…Global consumer confidence soared to record heights in the first quarter of … Continue reading

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