Category Archives: Humor

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Real estate porn goes conservative

From Bloomberg: Home buyers in pricey markets are now scared to dream Rising home prices in hot housing markets are robbing buyers of a favorite pleasure: looking at pictures of homes they can’t afford. Or at least, that’s one way … Continue reading

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Zillow liberates data, dirty Realtors fight back

From HousingWire: Here is the latest Realtor.com attack aimed at Zillow Realtor.com’s latest attack at Zillow Group (ZG) took it to the streets, removing a house from the residential block by wrapping it in what they say is a real-life … Continue reading

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Even power plants get foreclosed on in Jersey

Not residential real estate, but how can I not post this fiasco of epic proportions. From Philly.com: Bank begins foreclosure on power plant at Revel A bank is foreclosing on the power plant at the center of a dispute that … Continue reading

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Going out in style!

From the NY Post: Couple’s ‘last hurrah’ bash at foreclosed Hamptons house A couple that has lived at a multimillion-dollar East Hampton mansion since it was foreclosed on in May 2014 were finally given the boot on Thursday — but … Continue reading

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HuffPo stands up for Jersey

From the Huffington Post: Strange Yet Interesting Facts About New Jersey New Jersey gets a bad rap. Sometimes referred to as “the armpit of America” by residents of other states, the peninsula is actually a pretty unique place that has … Continue reading

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Snippy maybe, perhaps Snooty, but never, ever, Snobby…

From the APP: Snobsville: Where are the snobbiest places in New Jersey? Here’s the Top 30: 1. Princeton 2. Chatham 3. Mendham 4. Edgewater 5. Glen Ridge 6. Bernardsville 7. Westfield 8. Hoboken 9. Summit 10. Oradell 11. Ridgewood 12. … Continue reading

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