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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.

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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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; March 2021

New York, March 30, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® surged in March to its highest reading in a year, after a modest increase in February. The Index now stands at 109.7 (1985=100), up from 90.4 in February. The Present … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; February 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES, FEBRUARY 2021Release Number: CB21-46March 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 February 2021:NEW RESIDENTIALSALESFEBRUARY 2021 New Houses Sold: … Continue reading

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National new home construction metrics; February 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, FEBRUARY 2021Release Number: CB21-41March 17, 2021 – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for February 2021:NEW RESIDENTIALCONSTRUCTIONFEBRUARY 2021Building Permits: 1,682,000Housing Starts: … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; January 2021

New Home SalesSales of new single-family houses in January 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923,000, according toestimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.This is 4.3 percent … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for January, 2021

New York, February 23, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® improved again in February, after increasing in January. The Index now stands at 91.3 (1985=100), up from 88.9 in January. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business … Continue reading

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Conference Board LEI Index for January; 2021

NEW YORK, February 22, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.5 percent in January to 110.3 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 0.9 percent increase in November. “While the pace of … Continue reading

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CEO Confidence Index for January, 2021

CEO Confidence Increased to a 17-Year High in Q1 2021 Short-term Expectations improved, as CEOs Prepare for Fewer Layoffs and Higher Wages New York, NY, February 18, 2021 …The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™ in collaboration with The Business … Continue reading

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National new home building permits, starts and completion metrics; January 2021

Building Permits Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,881,000. This is 10.4 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised December rate of 1,704,000 and is 22.5 percent (±1.8 percent) above … Continue reading

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