Monthly Archives: June 2019

Burn it all down

From the Philly Inquirer: N.J. task force: Norcross-linked firms benefited from behind-the-scenes lobbying A special task force appointed by New Jersey’s governor to investigate the state’s multibillion-dollar tax-credit programs released an extensive report Monday evening, finding that two powerful brothers – lawyer … Continue reading

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IRS closes SALT loophole

From Accounting Today: It’s over: States lose fight against SALT deduction cap New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been fighting a new cap on state and local tax deductions ever since it was included in the 2017 Republican tax … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 33 Comments

Train town prices go poof

From Bloomberg: NJ Transit Train Delays Hit a Record After the Governor’s Pledge to Fix Them New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time and reliability records in the 18 months since Governor Phil Murphy promised to overhaul … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC, Politics | 69 Comments

Gettin risky with it

From HousingWire: FHA is increasing lending to riskier borrowers Citing rising risks among the mortgages it is backing, the Federal Housing Administration earlier this year announced that it was changing some of its lending rules to increase the prevalence of manual underwriting. The idea behind the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Bubble, Mortgages, Risky Lending | 247 Comments

Flipping will never die

From MarketWatch: Home flipping rate hits 9-year high — and that could foretell troubles in the housing market Home-flipping has rebounded by one key measure. But that’s doesn’t make it an easy path toward becoming rich. Just over 49,000 single-family … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, National Real Estate, New Development | 34 Comments

Everyone Hates Murphy

From the Observer: NJ Politics Digest: Legislature Reportedly Prepared to Override Murphy’s Veto The state legislature could deal Gov. Phil Murphy an embarrassing rebuke, overriding his veto of a bill to force dark money groups—like the one supporting his progressive … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 33 Comments

All eyes on jobs

From CNBC: The May jobs report is coming and economic reports don’t get much more important than this one The economy was expected to have added a solid 180,000 jobs in May, but if the payroll number is much stronger … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 81 Comments

A new record for NYC

From the WSJ: Philip Falcone Sets NYC Record With Nearly $80 Million Townhouse Sale Former hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone has sold a New York townhouse for close to $80 million, making it the most expensive residential townhouse ever sold in … Continue reading

Posted in Comp Killer, Economics, Employment, NYC | 135 Comments

We go down now?

From Fortune: Average Home Values See First Monthly Drop in 7 Years In uncertain times, rising housing values have been one thing keeping our collective spirits up. But, as they say, nothing increases forever, and the U.S. real estate market … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 86 Comments