Category Archives: Demographics

Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside

From the Real Deal: Why increasing numbers of New Yorkers are calling it quits on city life According to realtors, there’s a great exodus from New York City that can be measured in New Jersey commuters. Over the past 25 … Continue reading

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No homes left to sell?

From CNBC: Tight supply, rising prices weigh on US home sales U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in January, leading to the biggest year-on-year decline in more than three years, as a persistent shortage of houses pushed up prices and kept … Continue reading

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Looking good, Billy Ray! Feeling good, Louis!

From HousingWire: Americans gain confidence in housing as home prices rise Americans continue to gain confidence in the housing market, not just despite, but even because of rising home prices, according to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie … Continue reading

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Net net … nothing?

From the Washington Post: Predictions of a crash in housing prices have not come true Were fears overblown that changes to the federal tax law would trigger plunging home values? You might recall the scary predictions that began coming last … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, Politics | 211 Comments

“Homeownership has lost its allure”

From the Star Ledger: Who wants to buy a home in New Jersey? And what happened to the American Dream It used to be part of the American Dream — the cute house in the suburbs with a garage and … Continue reading

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We like it here … but

From the Star Ledger: N.J. is a good place to live but the taxes stink, residents say New Jerseyans are conflicted. A vast majority love their neighborhoods and most say the state is a good place to live, according to … Continue reading

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January MarketNews

From Otteau Group: This topic has caused quite a stir, with some forecasters predicting ‘Armageddon’ and that the ‘The Sky is Falling’! Contrary to these claims, our analysis indicates that most existing homeowners and homebuyers in New Jersey and New … Continue reading

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Yeah yeah, be priced out forever, we’ve heard that before.

From Forbes: 2018’s Housing Market Looks Good Unless You’re A First-Time Millennial Buyer The nation’s housing market for 2018 continues to look good, according to two recently released reports. But first-time millennial buyers will continue to struggle with affordability, especially … Continue reading

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So what’s in store for NJ?

From the APP: Real estate forecast: Partly sunny, with mix of clouds How would you characterize the health of New Jersey’s residential housing market, from the perspective of homeowners and potential home buyers and sellers? In a word, uncertain. The … Continue reading

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Wrong way people

From Newsweek: WHY ARE PEOPLE LEAVING CITIES? U.S. MAYORS BLAME HOUSING COSTS Mayors across the United States say that housing costs are the biggest reason that people are moving away from cities, according to a new survey released Tuesday. According … Continue reading

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NJ about to become more affordable

From the Record: Wall Street warns New Jersey home values could tumble 7.5 percent A pair of federal and state tax policy decisions could deliver a double whammy to New Jersey and its homeowners, a Wall Street credit-rating agency warned … Continue reading

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Hackensack is hot?

From the NY Times: Hackensack, N.J.: Small, Ethnically Diverse and Affordable Hackensack, N.J., could not have been farther off the radar screen when Bibi Masara and her two teenagers began looking to move from the Bronx. Ms. Masara, 41, who … Continue reading

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Ummmm. This analysis didn’t yield what you thought it would.

From the Star Ledger: The 16 N.J. towns with the most single people Looking for love? New Jersey isn’t a bad place to visit. Just less than half of the population is married, according to Census data. About a third … Continue reading

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Income inequality in NJ

From the Star Ledger: See how your town scores on income inequality There are multi-million dollar McMansions and blue-collar families just trying to make ends meet. Across New Jersey, the gap between the rich and the poor continues to get … Continue reading

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Update on the most important town in NJ

From Patch: These Development Projects Could Transform Wayne In 2018 There are nine TEN development projects in the works that could change the township and continue to improve the local economy. In his annual State of the Township address, Mayor … Continue reading

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