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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 commentary on November, 2022 jobs report

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report by Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board Today’s jobs report showed another strong month of job growth, with 263,000 jobs added in November 2022, after an increase of … Continue reading

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United States BEA report on monthly income and spending; October 2022

BEA News: Personal Income and Outlays, October 2022The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: Personal income increased $155.3 billion, or 0.7 percent at a monthly rate, while consumer spending increased $147.9 billion, or 0.8 … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence Index; November, 2022

New York, November 29, 2022…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in November after also losing ground in October. The Index now stands at 100.2 (1985=100), down from 102.2 in October. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current … Continue reading

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National new home residential sales metrics; October, 2022

November 23, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for October 2022: New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in October 2022 were at … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index; October, 2022

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. decreased by 0.8 percent in October 2022 to 114.9 (2016=100), following a decline of 0.5 percent in September. The LEI is now down 3.2 percent over the six-month period between April and … Continue reading

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National new home housing metrics; October 2022

Building PermitsPrivately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,526,000. This is 2.4 percent below the revised September rate of 1,564,000 and is 10.1 percent below the October 2021 rate of1,698,000. … Continue reading

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Consumer Price Index key components; 10/22

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Conference Board Employment Trends Index; 10/22

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in October to 119.57, down from an upwardly revised 120.73 in September 2022. The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment. When the index increases, employment is likely to … Continue reading

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Conference Board Commentary on 11/22 U.S. jobs report

Commentary on today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report by Frank Steemers, Senior Economist, The Conference Board 11/4/2022 jobs report revealed continued strength in the US labor market: 261,000 jobs were added in October 2022, after an increase … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; September, 2022

October 26, 2022 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for September 2022: New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in September 2022 were at … Continue reading

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