Category Archives: Demographics

Not sure I believe the analysis here

From the Star Ledger: The death of N.J.’s suburbs might be a total myth. Even the experts are surprised Want to be on the cutting edge of the hot new trend in housing? It may be time to take a … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 96 Comments

Will the pause continue?

Great piece from Citylab this morning: This Housing Price Spike Is Different Housing prices are cooking. Across the nation, the price of homes is rising faster than the rate of inflation—in some places by a factor of three. That’s true … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery | 129 Comments

Is Newark sure it wants Amazon?

From Vice (first time ever?): Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse If there are two facts of life in the modern American city, they are that rent will be too damn high, and … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 70 Comments

Expensive to buy, expensive to rent

From the Star Ledger: Who the heck can afford N.J.? Search up-to-date prices in every N.J. town for renting, buying If you or anyone you know has been in the New Jersey real estate market, you feel the pain. On … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 119 Comments

Where rents have gone up the most

From the Star Ledger: Rent prices are skyrocketing in these 15 N.J. real estate markets It’s not a renter’s market in New Jersey. The state has the fifth-highest median rent in the nation, along with high housing costs that force … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 65 Comments

Will affordable housing make NJ unaffordable for the rest of us?

From the Star Ledger: N.J. needs to build 155,000 affordable housing units. No one can agree on how or where As New Jersey reigned as one of the most expensive places in the country to live, the state agency tasked … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 93 Comments

“Uh Oh”s keep coming

From CNBC: Southern California home sales crash, a warning sign to the nation Southern California home sales hit the brakes in June, falling to the lowest reading for the month in four years. Sales of both new and existing houses … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 329 Comments

Can we afford to fight national politics on a local level?

Norcross this morning in the Star Ledger: N.J. Congressman: Murphy wants $15 min. wage by year-end. Let’s do it The best social program is a good job with fair wages and the dignity that comes with it. Last week, Governor … Continue reading

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Sometimes it pays to play the long game

From Bloomberg: U.S. Homeowners Are Lingering Longer, and the Wait Is Paying Off Homeowners in the U.S. are holding on to their houses longer than they have in at least 18 years, and when they do sell, they’re reaping gains … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 73 Comments

NJ’s future of smaller, taller, more expensive apartments

From ROI NJ: Rutgers Real Estate Center releases landmark study on school-aged children in multifamily properties The number of school-age children in multifamily housing units increases with the number of bedrooms, regardless of the residents’ income level and building product … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 81 Comments

Here comes the bubble? Or still too early?

From CNBC: The housing shortage may be turning, warning of a price bubble The most competitive, tightest housing market in decades may finally be loosening its grip, and that could put pressure on overheated home prices. The supply of homes … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 27 Comments

No exodus?

From The Real Deal: No exodus from California despite pressure from new fed tax plan: real estate pros While homeowners in high-tax states like New York and New Jersey may be packing their bags to move to Florida and Texas, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 86 Comments

Why millennials aren’t buying

From HousingWire: Here are 5 reasons the Millennial homeownership rate is low For years, several factors have been tossed around such as high home prices, fear over the last housing crisis, delays in family formation and even student loans as … Continue reading

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Rents pushing new highs nationally

From HousingWire: Rent just jumped to an all-time high We’ve known that the rent may be too damn high for quite a while now, but a new report shows that rent has never been this high before. Newly released data … Continue reading

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All eyes on jobs today

From CNBC: Hiring seen strong in June with plenty of jobs for grads Employers may be having a hard time finding workers, but recent graduates and students may be helping fill the ranks this summer and that trend could have … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment | 134 Comments