Category Archives: Humor

Hey New Jersey – Trump didn’t do anything to your home values

From Patch: Don’t Blame Trump Tax Cuts For Essex County Home Values: Opinion  Is President Donald Trump responsible for home values in Essex County? Point the finger somewhere else, some local residents say. Recently, ProPublica and Fortune released a list … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 123 Comments

Retire in Bayonne … or Clifton

What the f*ck? Looking to retire in New Jersey? This Hudson County city is the place to go, rankings say Bayonne is the “it” place in New Jersey — for seniors. The Peninsula City has been ranked the No. 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 51 Comments

Lowball! Creepy Stalker Edition

From the Star Ledger: The Westfield ‘Watcher’ house finally sells — at a $400K loss Five years after purchasing their Westfield home and receiving threatening letters from a mysterious “Watcher,” Derek and Maria Broaddus have finally sold it — but … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Lowball, New Jersey Real Estate | 43 Comments

Hope you’ve got a good house number

From HousingWire: Why Some Home Prices Simply Don’t Make Sense Psychologists often point out that people are torn between two minds, the rational and the instinctual. This makes the job of an economist a difficult one — market behavior would … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Humor | 63 Comments

Monopoly for Millennials is making them mad

Given the weather and hellacious afternoon commute in store for us, I thought I’d post something entertaining. From Fortune: Millennials Tell Hasbro Just How Insulting ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ Really Is Hasbro has released a new game, “Monopoly for Millennials,” and … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Humor | 154 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 243 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 116 Comments

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

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 33 Comments

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

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 132 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 113 Comments