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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 residential new home metrics; December, 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, DECEMBER 2021Release Number: CB22‐11January 19, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2021; Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized … Continue reading

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New York Fed home price change interactive map for United States

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; December 2021

NEW YORK, January 10, 2022…The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December. The index now stands at 116.63, up from 115.64 in November (an upward revision). “The Employment Trends Index increased again in December. And based on the … Continue reading

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CoreLogic report on national difference between contract price and appraised value

The second half of 2020 saw a small uptick in loans with appraisal gaps, but it wasn’t until the start of 2021 that the acceleration quickly picked up.  In a matter of months, the percentage of appraisals falling short of … Continue reading

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Conference Board commentary on U.S. labor market

New York, January 7, 2022…Employment growth remained modest in today’s jobs report, reflecting the ongoing toll of the pandemic on in-person services. As of December, there are no signs that severe labor shortages in the US are easing. Nonfarm payroll … Continue reading

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New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in November 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 744,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; December, 2021

New York, December 22, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased again in December, after an upward revision in November. The Index now stands at 115.8 (1985=100), up from 111.9 (an upward revision) in November. The Present Situation Index—based on … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index; November, 2021

NEW YORK, December 20, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 1.1 percent in November to 119.9 (2016 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in October and a 0.3 percent increase in September. “The U.S. LEI … Continue reading

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Interactive heat map of United States house price change; October 2021 data

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National residential construction metrics; November, 2021

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