Monthly Archives: November 2019

No recession without housing?

Home price gains accelerate in September, S&P Case-Shiller Index says Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly fell in October following recent strong gains, but the overall housing market remains supported by lower mortgage rates. After shrinking for much of … Continue reading

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No housing crisis yet…

From MarketWatch: Existing-home sales rebound 1.9% in October as low mortgage rates continue to provide a lift Sales of previously-owned homes rose 1.9% in October — the latest housing statistic to demonstrate the upward lift low mortgage rates have provided … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 77 Comments

How low can inventory go?

From HousingWire: U.S. housing market experiences largest inventory decline since 2018 In October, America’s home sales rose by 3.9%, marking the fourth month of the past six to post a year-over-year increase in sales, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. “October … Continue reading

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NJ adds jobs in Oct – unemployment up to 3.2

From InsiderNJ: NJDOL: New Jersey Payrolls Grow in October Hiring by New Jersey employers picked up in October while New Jersey’s unemployment rate edged higher for the month, according to estimates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 76 Comments

What could possibly go wrong?

From the Star Ledger: Murphy pushes taxpayer-funded bank for N.J. No state has done that in a century.  Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday took the first steps to make New Jersey the first state in a century to open a state-owned bank. … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Where's the Beef? | 116 Comments

Pay up suckers

From HousingWire: Are homes under $250,000 nearing extinction? A recent report by economic research consultancy Capital Economics shared a stunning statistic: The number of vacant single-family homes for sale priced under $250,000 has halved since 2012. According to the report, at the … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 154 Comments

Democrats lose NJ

From the Star Ledger: How Gov. Murphy helped Republicans win Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, the Republican leader, says he is grateful that Gov. Phil Murphy engaged so heavily in this week’s election because it helped Republicans like him win close races. “Did Murphy … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 144 Comments

So Much For Reurbanization

From Forbes: Millennials With Families Are Leaving Major Cities For The Suburbs, Transforming Them Into ‘Hipsturbia’  Just as their parents flocked to the suburbs, city-loving Millennials are doing the same yet transitioning some areas to “Hipsturbia,” a phrase revealed in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, New Development | 67 Comments

Will they buy?

From HousingWire: The homebuyers are coming. The homebuyers are coming A flood of first-time homebuyers is about to hit the market over the next three years, according to newly released analysis from TransUnion.  TransUnion is currently projecting that at least 8.3 … Continue reading

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Slay the Zombies

From HousingWire: ATTOM: Zombie foreclosures are ticking down The amount of vacant homes in the U.S. continues to sit at a lull, slowly ticking down, according to a new data set from ATTOM Data Solutions.  In the fourth quarter of 2019, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 95 Comments