Category Archives: Economics

Philly the reason for South Jersey’s slump?

From Philly.com: Despite vibrancy in Philly’s suburbs, home values still struggle If the massive cluster of new housing, shops, and restaurants rising in King of Prussia is any indication, the suburbs are as prosperous as ever. There, as elsewhere across … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, South Jersey Real Estate | 9 Comments

Access = Prosperity

From the Star Ledger: What causes income inequality among similar N.J. towns? Railroads have historically been instrumental to human development by connecting economic centers and providing people with enhanced access to opportunities. New Jersey is no exception. In the 1830s, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 48 Comments

The New Newark

From the NYT: Work for Audible, Live Rent-Free? Would you live in Newark if your boss paid your rent for a year? That was the question that Audible.com, the audiobook company, posed to its workers when it announced a housing … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 28 Comments

Does this explain the construction gap?

From Bloomberg: Foreclosures Dry Up and a Hot Wall Street Trade Gets New Look It was a rare lucrative business for Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis: snapping up properties in foreclosure and renting them out. So … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 145 Comments

Buy? Buy what?

From CNBC: Real estate CEO: Record-low housing inventory is ‘freaking us out’ The number of homes for sale in America has been falling steadily for the past year, but the situation is apparently getting much worse as spring demand heats … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, Unrest | 89 Comments

Foreclosure crisis completely behind us now?

From HousingWire: Homeowners keep getting better at paying their mortgage Consumers are steadily getting better at paying their mortgage with fewer and fewer loans moving into foreclosure, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest National Delinquency Survey. The report found … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, Housing Recovery | 87 Comments

America loves houses again

From HousingWire: Realtors: Homebuyers flooded housing market in first quarter The first quarter of 2017 saw the strongest quarterly home sales pace in a decade, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. This increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 98 Comments

Armageddon for NJ

From the APP: NJ suburbs: Endangered because of millennials? New Jersey’s suburbs, with their sprawling single-family homes and regional malls built to attract baby boomers, need to be re-engineered for a new generation that wants to ditch its cars and … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 102 Comments

Big price jumps on Long Island – Sustainable?

From Newsday: LI home prices jump in April as inventory plummets: MLS The number of homes listed for sale on Long Island plummeted last month, driving up prices as buyers competed for scarce listings, the Multiple Listing Service of Long … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, NYC | 117 Comments

Otteau April Update

From the Otteau Group: April MarketNEWS NJ Home Sales Continue to Exhibit Strength In March, the number of contract purchases by home buyers exceeded the same month in the prior year for the 31st consecutive month, reflecting a 10% increase … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 95 Comments

Everyone happy about housing again?

From HousingWire: Experts: Spring home-buying season starts off with a bang The spring home-buying season is in full swing and it started off with a bang. Home prices increased in February to a new high for the fourth consecutive month, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 159 Comments

You were hoping for a job?

From the Star Ledger: More bad news for office leasing market in N.J., report says Office leading deals in the first quarter in New Jersey has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 125 Comments

Home price expectations highest since 2005.

From Gallup: More in US Expect Local Home Values to Rise Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults predict housing prices in their local area will increase in the next 12 months, up from 55% a year ago and the highest Gallup … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 43 Comments

17,500 jobs … poof

From the Star Ledger: N.J. lost 17,500 jobs in March New Jersey employers cut 19,100 private-sector jobs in March, while at the same time the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 64 Comments

…except here

From MarketWatch: Foreclosure activity drops to pre-recession levels nationwide Chances are slim that a new foreclosure sign was posted on your block. The number of foreclosure filings, which include default notices, auctions and bank repossessions, dropped 19% nationwide from a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, National Real Estate | 29 Comments