Category Archives: Humor

If you thought the Russians were sneaky…

From NJ101.5: If you’re looking to buy a house in New Jersey be forewarned – the people selling the house may have you under secret surveillance. As the price of video security systems like nanny cams continues to drop and … Continue reading

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The puff piece returns … oh how I missed you

Warning, make sure you’ve got your boots on, the bullshit is deep in here. From the Record: High demand will spark bidding wars for houses in North Jersey this summer Prospective home buyers can expect to go to war this … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, Humor | 169 Comments

Don’t need NY to tell us we’re cool … but it sure don’t hurt

From the NY Times: Wait, New Jersey Was Once Not Cool? New Jersey chic used to have a name: Bruce Springsteen. And that was pretty much it, at least according to the Garden State’s haughty neighbors across the Hudson River, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 119 Comments

NJ Pension on Track! … to be fixed in 30 years.

From the Star Ledger: Have New Jersey’s pension woes finally bottomed out? ould it be true? Is New Jersey’s pension fund for public workers — among the worst-funded in the nation — really on the road to recovery? That’s what … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 121 Comments

Now *THIS* is a useful list

From the Star Ledger: N.J. has too many damn towns. Here are 25 that need to go. It’s almost spring cleaning season, fellow New Jerseyans, and it’s time we broached a familiar and heretofore unresolved issue in this crazy state: … Continue reading

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Ummmm. This analysis didn’t yield what you thought it would.

From the Star Ledger: The 16 N.J. towns with the most single people Looking for love? New Jersey isn’t a bad place to visit. Just less than half of the population is married, according to Census data. About a third … Continue reading

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Update on the most important town in NJ

From Patch: These Development Projects Could Transform Wayne In 2018 There are nine TEN development projects in the works that could change the township and continue to improve the local economy. In his annual State of the Township address, Mayor … Continue reading

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If Brooklyn is “cool”, they can keep it.

From the Jersey Journal: Jersey City ‘not cool,’ has ‘no vibe,’ N.Y.C. exec says An executive with co-working firm WeWork, which is slated to open a location in Journal Square, doesn’t appear to think much of Jersey City. Sean Black, … Continue reading

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Want to sell your house? Wrap it in bacon.

From the Star Ledger: When it’s time to sell your home, words matter So you’re selling your house. You could keep the listing short and simple: “3BR, 1BA, eat-in kitchen.” Or you could do what real estate agent Maryanne Elsaesser … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, National Real Estate | 72 Comments

Clever ruse to build two homes on one lot?

From the Star Ledger: Owners want ‘Watcher’ house razed; lawyer says stalker ‘can see it come down’ Owners of “The Watcher” house, who bought the $1.3 million dwelling but never moved in because of threatening letters from a stalker, now … Continue reading

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What did they really expect?

From HousingWire: “Pervasive culture of waste and abuse” discovered in Nevada Hardest Hit Fund program Thanks to what investigators are calling a “pervasive culture of waste and abuse,” millions of dollars from the federal government that were supposed to help … Continue reading

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Men, evidence that your wife should be responsible for picking your house

From the Philly Inquirer: Study: Homeownership favors men, but not in Pa., N.J. Homeownership is more profitable for men than for women, a study released Thursday by the real estate search engine RealtyTrac maintains. Analyzing 2.1 million single-family homes nationwide, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 81 Comments

Price Reduced! Frick Mansion Still Empty

With the Realtors posting snarky lowball pieces about overpriced NJ houses – maybe it is time to call it quits. From Realtor.com: 6 Years Later, New Jersey’s Most Expensive Home Still Waiting for Its First Resident In this age of … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate, Price Reduced | 38 Comments

America hates New York City

Don’t read New Republic but this popped up on my feed this morning and I thought it was especially interesting in the wake of Cruz getting booted from NYC. From New Republic: New York Campaign Ads Are a Tale of … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Unrest | 88 Comments

Never going back again

New Jersey’s new state song: From the Record: 55-year fight to name a New Jersey state song gains traction Mascara, also known as Joseph Rocco Mascari of Phillipsburg, was a fixture at the State House for 55 years as he … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 34 Comments