Category Archives: New Development

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

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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

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 59 Comments

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

Trading lawns for square footage

From the Atlantic: The Shrinking of the American Lawn The American house is growing. These days, the average new home encompasses 2,500 square feet, about 50 percent more area than the average house in the late 1970s, according to Census … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 57 Comments

JC the new heart of the gold coast?

From the NY Times: Jersey City: Growing, With Many Personalities Elizabeth and Nick Flint were apartment hunting in Brooklyn two years ago when a friend suggested they consider Jersey City instead. The couple, who were renting in Williamsburg, wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, New Development, NYC | 60 Comments

How much further does the Gold Coast have left to run?

From the Real Deal: Land ho! The Gold Coast of New Jersey has gotten so hot for developers in recent years that in many areas near the waterfront there is hardly any land left to go around. The land grab … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 57 Comments

Casino!

From the WSJ: Debate Heats Up Over Gambling for Northern New Jersey After a bitter battle over a proposed state takeover of Atlantic City, supporters of a gambling expansion are ramping up efforts to convince voters to allow two new … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 11 Comments

A Flipper Cooker?

From CNBC: House flipping heats up, creating ‘home price pressure cooker’ It looks so easy on TV. Buy a bargain-basement house, pull up some nasty carpet, re-tile the bathroom, paint away the wall stains and sell it for a hefty … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, National Real Estate, New Development | 81 Comments