Category Archives: New Development

Somebody believes in AC

From the AP: Showboat Owner Blatstein Buys Land Nearby in Atlantic City Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who’s been buying up distressed Atlantic City properties and re-opening them, has added three more Boardwalk parcels for about $6 million. Blatstein, who … Continue reading

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The other South Jersey market

From the Press of Atlantic City: South Jersey beach construction booming John Van Duyne heads into a house he recently finished building, a few doors off the beach in Ventnor. He points out the quartz shower seats and countertops in … Continue reading

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Luring millennials with sushi

From the WSJ: Suburban Offices Woo Millennials With Food, Fitness and Fun Suburban landlords trying to compete with sleek urban office settings are finding new ways to step up their game. Property owners in New York’s suburbs are investing heavily … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 67 Comments

Rates scaring off buyers?

From the WSJ: U.S. New Home Sales Drop Sharply in December New home sales posted a steep decline in December, an indication that affordability challenges are beginning to cut into demand. Purchases of newly built, single-family houses, which account for … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages, National Real Estate, New Development | 148 Comments

Huh?

Oddest thing I’ve read in a long time, from StateTech (?): Atlantic City Aims to Revitalize by Attracting Tech Talent and Startups How do you redefine a city? It’s a daunting question, but one that Atlantic City, long viewed as … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, South Jersey Real Estate | 100 Comments

Cost of regulation holding back new home sales/construction?

From Seeking Alpha: Trumponomics In The Housing Market With the market soaring high on Trumponomics (the belief that Trump’s business experience will fix the country), we should take a look at some of the “unnecessary regulation” that might seem ripe … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, New Development, Politics | 17 Comments

Can Newark be the next hot spot?

From the Star Ledger: Why a tech millionaire built his incubator in Newark If Gerard Adams didn’t exist, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka might have to invent him. Adams is a 31-year-old Belleville High School grad and Caldwell University dropout, whose … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 132 Comments

Time to increase loan limits? (Haven’t we heard this somewhere before?)

From the WSJ: Home Builders Say Federal Loan Limits Shut Out Many Buyers At the New Haven housing development in Ontario, Calif., Brookfield Residential is building 189 townhomes priced below $378,000. So far, the moderately priced homes have sold at … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages, National Real Estate, New Development, Risky Lending | 190 Comments

Approaching Buildout?

From the Record: Single-family homes stay in the game, but North Jersey land scarce to build them Buyers looking for new, single-family homes in New Jersey once had plenty to choose from. As the state’s suburbs boomed in the second … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses? Yeah Right.

From Fox News: Why the Recession Brought So Many Supersized Homes to the U.S. Market Since the Great Recession, more new homes have been selling at what we’d call the extra-large size: 4,000 square feet or bigger. Given that many … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, New Development | 44 Comments

Good Riddance to the Hamilton Projects

From the Record: Rebirth of an urban neighborhood in Paterson Growing up in Paterson, Sandra Drysdale had lots of friends living in the Alexander Hamilton housing complex. But what she heard about crime and drug-dealing there made her afraid to … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Development, North Jersey Real Estate | 95 Comments

Housing Development Dips

From the Record: NJ home construction running 17% below last year’s pace After a dramatic, four-year rebound from the worst housing downturn in generations, home construction in New Jersey has fallen back this year, running about 17 percent behind 2015’s … Continue reading

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Who to blame for higher home prices?

From the WSJ: Regulatory Costs Inflate New-Home Prices, Builders Say As the cost of construction permitting has risen over the past decade, Atlanta home builder Dennis McConnell has taken a new approach with customers. He now itemizes the regulatory costs … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 60 Comments

The office building is dead, long live industrial and warehouse

From the Record: N.J. industrial vacancy rate hits record lows As consumers increasingly shop online, the stuff they buy is filling up New Jersey warehouses, pushing industrial vacancy rates to historic lows, Cushman & Wakefield reported Monday. The vacancy rate … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 169 Comments

East Orange the next big thing?

From the Star Ledger: Is $12M real estate sale sign that East Orange could become millennial hot spot? When millennials searching for walkable, transit-oriented communities are priced out of high rises in Hoboken and Jersey City, will they head to … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 115 Comments