Category Archives: General

C19 Open Discussion Week 3

From the Star Ledger: Trump says he may quarantine parts of N.J. in coronavirus crisis  President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering imposing a two-week quarantine on parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to stop the spread of the coronavirus. … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 2b

Who knew we were still popular?

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C19 Open Discussion Week 2

From the Star Ledger: N.J. liquor stores deemed essential, will stay open during coronavirus shutdown With the coronavirus wreaking havoc on lives the world over, it’s fair to say that everyone is feeling more stressed than normal. Luckily, Gov. Phil Murphy’s order … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 1

Well, at this rate, we might as well keep this going for a while. From the Record: NJ sets voluntary statewide curfew, and casinos, bars, gyms closing until further notice New Jerseyans should not leave their homes from 8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Will housing lead or follow?

From the NYT: Housing Is Already in a Slump. So It (Probably) Can’t Cause a Recession. The United States has had 11 recessions since the end of World War II. All but two were preceded by a big decline in … Continue reading

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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

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How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

From the WSJ: ‘My Clients Are Fleeing NJ Like It’s on Fire’ That headline arrives via email from a money manager in northern New Jersey. The Garden State already has the third largest overall tax burden and the country’s highest … Continue reading

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Predictions 2018!

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, 2018 or December 31st, 2018, please … Continue reading

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Short commute costs big money

From the NYT: What’s Your Commute Time Worth? What’s a minute spent commuting worth to home buyers? To find out, using data compiled by the appraisal company Miller Samuel, we mapped recent median sales prices for single-family homes in suburban … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Discussion

Down at the beach and left my laptop charger at home… Carry on.

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Ain’t no America left for Americans like me

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Predictions 2016!

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, 2016 or December 31st, 2016, please … Continue reading

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Zillow not the best deal for consumers?

From MarketWatch: Something you should know about real-estate agents on Zillow Consumer advocates have long cautioned against dual agency in real-estate transactions. That’s when the real-estate agent advocating for the seller also represents the buyer. Common sense dictates this scenario … Continue reading

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Bergen County real estate won’t be the same

Bob Aman was a teacher to many, and for a very fortunate few, someone we could call a mentor. Bob, you’ll be truly missed. Robert “Bob” Santry, Sr., 87, of Ho-Ho-Kus, passed away Sunday, August 9th. Beloved husband of 61 … Continue reading

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By the hour

From HousingWire: Realtors don’t deserve 3% commission? Should Realtors and other real estate agents be just paid hourly, or should we stick with the 3% commission? … Some posts on other forums suggest paying Realtors by the hour. Really? Really. … Continue reading

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