Category Archives: Economics

Idiots in Trenton

From the Star Ledger: High-cost, high-tax New Jersey is no place for old men – or old women You might have seen that Fairleigh Dickinson poll released last week in which a sample of New Jersey residents were asked, “Are you considering … Continue reading

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Nobody wants to sell?

From the Real Deal Home prices accelerate nationally as owners stay longer The pace of rising home prices quickened in September and existing home sales ticked up 1.9 percent. Average home prices in cities across the nation rose 3.2 percent … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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August Case Shiller

From CNBC: Home price gains heat up in August but slow in major markets, S&P Case-Shiller index says Home prices are heating up again on a national level, but some of the largest cities are lagging. That may be due … Continue reading

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High end not so dead?

From Forbes: Hamptons Home Prices On The Rise Again After Two Years Of Declines  Home prices in the Hamptons, the summer playground of Wall Street titans and Hollywood celebrities, are on the rise again after almost two years of declines.  … Continue reading

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Great market! Everywhere but here.

From Forbes: Home Prices Jump In 95% Of Cities, Reaching Record High  Home prices have hit a new high. According to stats from ATTOM Data Solutions, median home prices jumped 2.9% over the third quarter of 2019 and 8.2% since … Continue reading

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September Existing Home Sales

From Reuters: U.S. existing home sales drop more than expected in September U.S. home sales fell more than expected in September as the market continues to struggle with a dearth of properties for sale, especially for cheaper homes. The National … Continue reading

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Get with the times NJ

From CNBC: Backyard bungalows are becoming big business for homeowners and builders They’re not just she-sheds or he-sheds or granny pods or tiny homes. The latest housing trend in the backyard is now front and center for a new breed … Continue reading

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