Category Archives: General

Welcome Back

From CNBC: This could be the worst market for a first-time homebuyer, experts say Buying a first home is always a huge decision. It’s even bigger when the market has been as hot as it has in the last two … Continue reading

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When to do it?

From MarketWatch: The single best month to buy a home, according to this analysis of 33 million home sales over 8 years Timing isn’t everything, but it doesn’t hurt either. According to a recent analysis of more than 33 million … Continue reading

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Green Shoots

From Insider: China has at least 65 million empty homes — enough to house the population of France. It offers a glimpse into the country’s massive housing-market problem. If you drive an hour or two outside Shanghai or Beijing, you’ll … Continue reading

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Up Up and Awayyyyy

From CNN: Goldman Sachs: Home prices to climb another 16% by the end of 2022 Since the pandemic began, demand among homebuyers has far exceeded the supply of available homes, causing real estate prices to skyrocket.  But as high as prices are, they … Continue reading

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Think south on this gloomy fall day

From the Florida Insider: South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or … Continue reading

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All Time High

From the NYT: Manhattan Apartment Sales Surge to Three-Decade High More apartments were sold in Manhattan in the third quarter than at any other time in the last 32 years, in the latest sign that New York City real estate … Continue reading

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For posterity’s sake

From Axios: Trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted at the last minute A trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted “within hours of the Treasury Secretary’s decision to do so,” Philip Diehl, former director of the United States Mint, tells Axios. … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Discussion

No Pumpkins, not Halloween.

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Up Up and Away

From the FT: US home price gains hit new record for fourth straight month The increase in US home prices continued to accelerate in July, setting an annual record for the fourth straight month as strong demand and a dearth … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fall

Or is it THE fall? From the NY Times: Is the Seller’s Market Over? If the pandemic has been good to anybody, it’s been homeowners listing their properties, as pent-up demand for homes has sent prices skyrocketing. But could this … Continue reading

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The … Sack?

What the serious f? From NJ Monthly: Hackensack is Back on the Real-Estate Radar for Renters and Buyers Forgive Hackensack for feeling overlooked. Torched by the British during the Revolution, the Bergen County seat never flexed the industrial muscle of … Continue reading

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Never bet against NYC

From Bloomberg: New York City Has Once Again Defied the Doomsayers. Here’s Why. New York City is emerging as one of the world’s most resilient big cities in the wake of the pandemic. The secret to its success is more … Continue reading

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From Thomas Franklin at the Bergen Record:

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Not nearly enough progress

Updated Vaccination by Age Range for NJ:7/29 vs 8/21 At Least 1 DoseTotal Pop: 9.2mTotal 1st Doses: 6.0m – 65% of total pop (Up from 62%) – Bloomberg reporting 68.6% 12-15 – 450k population – 180k dosed – 40% 1 … Continue reading

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Hey Clot!

Fron the NY Post: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi sells $740K N.J. beach house Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi doubled her investment on a New Jersey beach house, property records show. The former “Jersey Shore” star and her husband, Jionni LaValle, … Continue reading

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