Category Archives: Economics

Stop making sense

From the APP: Making NJ competitive will do more than $15 minimum wage New Jersey routinely places at or near the bottom in almost every economic analysis of states in America. It’s one of the worst places in the country … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 21 Comments

Uh oh.

From the Star Ledger: N.J. revenues continue to slump, and Trump tax reforms are blamed New Jersey’s state budget is really feeling the effects of the federal tax reform hangover now. Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration warned tax revenues were … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 105 Comments

No deals in 2019

From CNBC: Here’s why the housing market, while still risky, won’t be all bad for buyers in 2019 With spring on the way, many home buyers are starting their hunt for a new home. But with the housing market in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 99 Comments

Tax those who attempt to leave

From Fox News: Mansion sales rise in Florida as wealthy buyers are drawn to its low taxes and sunshine Is bigger really better? It’s true to Florida buyers. Many wealthy buyers are moving to the Sunshine State for higher ceilings … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Property Taxes | 140 Comments

See ya!

From the NY Post: As revenue drops, concern about the proposed state budget rises Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 159 Comments

Another hit to the shore

From Shorebeat: Legislators: N.J. Minimum Wage Hike A ‘Death Sentence’ for Jersey Shore Economy Shore area businesses will be forced to either raise prices, cut workers or close down entirely in the wake of the state’s proposed law that gradually increases … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Shore Real Estate | 79 Comments

$15 here we come

From the Star Ledger: N.J. minimum wage set to rise to $10 in July and $15 by 2024 after big votes The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Thursday gave approval to an historic increase in New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 73 Comments

An Icon Falls

Posted in Economics, Employment | 35 Comments

National home prices continue to soften

From CNBC: Home prices rise at a slower pace: S&P Case-Shiller Home values increased 5.2 percent annually in November, slowing from 5.3 percent in October, according to the widely watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. The 10-city composite … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 70 Comments

Nice house, if you can afford it

From HousingWire: Redfin: Middle class buyers are being priced out of housing market Although housing inventory is increasing, affordability for the typical middle class household is retreating, according to new data from Redfin. “Homeownership is increasingly out of reach for … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 73 Comments

Anywhere but here

From the Real Deal: Why millionaires are fleeing NYC and New Jersey Volatile financial markets are leading high net worth individuals to leave New York and New Jersey in droves. Last year, the region encompassing New York City, Jersey City … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC, Unrest | 4 Comments

Thank Trump for Housing?

From Yahoo Finance: Shiller: Trump is a ‘psychological boost’ to the housing market “I describe the current boom in U.S. home prices as the third largest boom since 1890. And so it’s big, and people are starting to think that … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 92 Comments

Realtors confused … what else is new?

From CNBC: The unusually large drop in home sales has real estate agents baffled Real estate brokers are trying to figure out why sales of existing homes plunged in December. The 6.4 percent monthly move was unusually large, regardless of … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 59 Comments

NJ labor force shrinking

From ROINJ: GSI analysis: 2018 jobs report shows N.J.’s lost steam, economy falling behind Garden State Initiative has released an analysis of New Jersey’s monthly jobs report for December 2018, and in it said the economy is not moving forward … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 60 Comments

NJ nears $15

From the Star Ledger: N.J. minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour as Murphy, top Dems strike deal New Jersey’s Democratic governor and lawmakers have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 88 Comments