Category Archives: New Development

Make NJ Cool Again

From the APP: Phil Murphy wants to spark NJ economy, but how? New Jersey’s economy looks far different than it did when the Great Recession struck a decade ago, but its long-standing problems are firmly in place, academic and business … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 87 Comments

Pyrrhic victory?

From the Star Ledger: N.J. Legislature clears way for $5B in Amazon tax breaks The state Legislature on Monday embraced Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to offer Amazon $100,000 per job it creates should it build its sought-after second headquarters in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 88 Comments

Uh, no. Sorry.

From the Morning Call: Will tax cuts spur another New Jersey surge into the Lehigh Valley’s housing market? As the 2008 housing crisis eased, Easton Realtor Clay Mitman saw New Jersey residents looking to relocate to the Lehigh Valley become … Continue reading

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Everyone hates affordable housing

From the Jersey Journal: Court win for developer of micro units opposed by neighbors The four-year fight over a micro-unit building slated for Downtown Jersey City is finally over, with the New Jersey Supreme Court this month declining to hear … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 98 Comments

Do or die time

From NJBIZ: NJ’s challenged suburban economy is now in crisis courtesy of Congress New Jersey is the most suburban state in the nation, which means plenty of malls and office parks. Not too long ago these properties helped make New … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes | 107 Comments

Silly Valley

From the Star Ledger: Assembly speaker-elect: We can make N.J. the new Silicon Valley They all came from the same place — the transistors that powered radio to the digital cellular that powers our smartphones, fiber optics to LCD technology, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 102 Comments

Light Reading for Thanksgiving Morning

From ROI-NJ: Smart Growth coalition offers Murphy blueprint for economy For all the talk of attracting companies, the fact remains that the state has a land supply problem, especially in Northern New Jersey. Consider this: If a manufacturer wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 26 Comments

New life into old suburbs?

From LoHud: Study: NYC suburbs could use 250K more transit-oriented homes The solution to rising housing prices in the New York metro area could be the addition of 250,000 homes to the city’s suburbs over the next 20 years, according … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, North Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 49 Comments

Home Builders turn against tax plan

From the Washington Post: Home builders raise a hammer, try to smash the GOP tax bill The Republican effort to overhaul the tax code suffered a bruising setback over the weekend when a powerful corporate interest group came out against … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 138 Comments

Can small business thrive in NJ?

From the Star Ledger: Which are the hottest counties in N.J. for new business? Hank Sauce is made in small batches by hand, when the restaurant in Sea Isle City run by Josh Jaspan and his two former college roommates … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 54 Comments

What the hell?

From HousingWire: New home sales 10-year high baffles economists After hitting a new low in August, new home sales surged in September to their fastest pace in the past decade, according to the latest report released jointly by the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 127 Comments

If you can do it in Bergen?

From the Record: Bergen towns can build affordable housing Bergen County is recognized as one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Municipalities in the county helped secure this status by implementing exclusionary zoning practices that drove hard working families … Continue reading

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Will big $$ make NJ more appealing?

From Bloomberg: Christie Backs Newark’s Amazon Bid With $7 Billion in Tax Breaks New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is seeking to deploy $7 billion in potential tax credits to lure Amazon.com Inc.’s planned second headquarters to Newark, which has been … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 186 Comments

Homes shrink, but they are still bigger than 10 years ago

From Bloomberg: Homes Are Shrinking in the U.S. In a reversal of a three-decade trend, U.S. homebuilders are cutting the size of the American home as margins are being squeezed by a shortage of land and labor. The average floor … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 76 Comments

Is it even possible to make NJ affordable?

From NJ Spotlight: RETHINKING NJ’S HOUSING MARKET TO MEETS NEEDS OF SUBURBANITES, CITY DWELLERS New Jersey’s next governor faces daunting housing problems that are widespread and complex, ranging from a lack of affordable homes in walkable communities to a glut … Continue reading

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