Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Will you pay? Will I pay? Who will pay? No idea yet.

From the Star Ledger: Raise the sales tax? The business tax? Dueling Democratic budgets bring N.J. closer to a shutdown. Democrats who control the state Legislature on Monday announced they’ll introduce a $36.2 billion budget that would raise taxes on … Continue reading

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Glimpse into the future: NJ coming for your house

What happens when NJ can’t afford to pay it’s own taxes anymore? Rampant (fraudulent?) mismanagement of assessments? Detroit offers a glimpse into what to come in NJ. From the Detroit News: Study: Bad assessments prompt 10K Detroit foreclosures One in … Continue reading

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NJ not a place for startups

From WNYC: New Jersey Wants to Stake a Claim in the Innovation Economy New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy rarely misses an opportunity to point out the Garden State once was a hub for innovation — where Thomas Edison invented the … Continue reading

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Short term looking good for NJ, long term? Ummm…

From the APP: NJ jobs: Companies hiring, and this is why you’d better grab a job now New Jersey employers are recruiting aggressively to fill job openings, but clouds are beginning to build, which could force them to temper their … Continue reading

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Bankers not happy with Murphy

From NJBIZ: Bankers: Economy weakening under Murphy A majority of the state’s local bankers say New Jersey’s economy would worsen under policies proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy. In New Jersey Bankers Association’s annual survey on the economy, almost 69 percent … Continue reading

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NJ Population Growth & Decline Visualized

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What the hell do accountants know about running business in NJ anyway…

From NJBIZ: State CPAs take dim view of economic future New Jersey’s accountants do not have a favorable outlook on the state’s economy. In a survey of 786 CPAs in the state conducted by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, … Continue reading

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Another Strong Spring Market

From the Otteau Group: MarketNEWS May 31, 2018 Edition NJ YTD Purchase Contracts Back Up After home sales recorded a 6% retraction in March, New Jersey recorded more than 11,000 purchase contracts during the month of April equating to a … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Foreclosures, Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 137 Comments

But are we ready to change?

From the comments the other day, but good enough to get top page billing. From the NY Times: As Office Parks Empty, Towns Turn Vacancies Into Opportunities Perched off a busy road in northern New Jersey with sweeping vistas of … Continue reading

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Fix it, Sell it, or Get Out

From the APP: A tool for targeting the ‘zombie houses’ of Toms River, throughout the Shore They’re called “zombie houses,” and they can suck the life out of any neighborhood. Zombie homes are properties whose owners have walked away from … Continue reading

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Hey Democrats, where’s our pot?

From the Washington Post: N.J. Democrats loved the idea of taxing the rich — until they actually could do it Democrats in the New Jersey state legislature approved a tax hike on millionaires five separate times under then-Gov. Chris Christie … Continue reading

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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

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Hot or Not

From the Star Ledger: These 15 N.J. real estate markets are sizzling hot right now, spring edition 15. Hoboken Current home value: $788,190 Yearly growth: 8.16 Hoboken is a strong city for working millennials. It’s is a little younger than … Continue reading

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You buyin’ this?

From the Star Ledger: Murphy’s state bank would help working families, boost local economy New Jersey has an investment problem. The Garden State’s numerous credit downgrades, budget shortfalls, crumbling infrastructure, chronic underfunding of critical programs and priorities are well known. … Continue reading

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Will the feds accept it?

From the Star Ledger: Murphy moves to save your property tax break from Trump. But will it stick? Gov. Phil Murphy just took action to save your federal property tax break from President Donald Trump’s new tax law. The Democratic … Continue reading

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