Category Archives: Employment

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

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

An Icon Falls

Posted in Economics, Employment | 35 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

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

Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside

From Forbes: People First, Jobs Follow: Cause And Effect In Real Estate And Its Impact On Affordability Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau shared its latest data concerning suburban population demographics from 2016 to 2017, revealing a trend that … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 48 Comments

Prices up, Rate up, Mortgages up

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Home prices will rise in 2019 In 2018, the principal-and-interest mortgage payment on the median-priced home climbed by more than 16%, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. CoreLogic reports that although the median home price rose … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 120 Comments

Predictions 2019!

This is becoming a tradition around here, so here we go again! You know how this works, break out the crystal balls and prognosticate. Ground Rules Predictions provided should either be for June 30th, 2019 or December 31st, 2019, please … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Foreclosures | 94 Comments

Pending sales fall again, 11th consecutive month

From CNBC: Pending home sales fall unexpectedly in November Contracts to buy previously owned homes fell unexpectedly in November, the National Association of Realtors said on Friday, the latest sign of weakness in the U.S. housing market. The NAR’s pending … Continue reading

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

What middle class?

From the New York Post: New York City’s endangered middle class in exodus, analysts say New York City’s shrinking middle class is now in full retreat, as masses of our most endangered population depart the city in numbers not seen … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, NYC | 24 Comments

Shiller’s Take

From the NYT: The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last? We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housing booms in United States history. How long this will last and where it is heading next … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 96 Comments

End of Trump’s boom?

From Bloomberg: Americans Turn More Pessimistic on Economy The number of Americans expecting the U.S. economy to get worse in the next year is at its highest point since 2013, a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows. … Overall, 28 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, General, National Real Estate | 86 Comments