Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Good Times in NJ?

From the APP: What recession worries? NJ jobless rate at record low, employers scrounge New Jersey’s job market was flat in July, but even if employers were in hiring mode, they’d have a tough time finding workers to fill the … Continue reading

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Will Murphy own this?

From InsiderNJ: GSI Analysis: NJ’s Workforce and Revenue Results Are True Indicators of the State of Our Economy “While a declining unemployment rate is good news, our workforce remaining below 2008 levels is one sign there’s more than meets the … Continue reading

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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

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We are so f&cked

From NJ Spotlight: AS MURPHY TAKES BOW FOR RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, CRITICS FEAR FUTURE SHOCK How much have Gov. Phil Murphy’s policies to do with the state’s unemployment rate, which recently dropped to the lowest level on record? A whole … Continue reading

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No impact?

From NJ1015: NO MELTDOWN: NJ HOME VALUES RISE, DESPITE FEARS OF TAX LAW When federal tax law was changed a year and a half ago, alarms were rung by the real-estate industry warning it would be a gut punch to … Continue reading

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Pounding salt

From LoHud: Housing market in Lower Hudson Valley slows as SALT impact weighs on high-end The housing market in the Lower Hudson Valley region has shown a slight slowdown in the second quarter, and experts blame the decline on the new tax … Continue reading

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NJ bounces back

From the APP: NJ jobs: Unemployment rate drops to record low 3.5%, leaving employers in a pinch While help-wanted signs abound, employers say they are scrambling to fill jobs in an exercise that could get more difficult as the giant … Continue reading

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Industrial is hot in NJ

From GlobeSt: NJ’s Industrial Market Continues to be a Record-Breaker The industrial real estate market in New Jersey continues to see strong demand, higher rents and low availabilities. Commercial brokerage firm CBRE in its latest market report on the industrial … Continue reading

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Maybe we should have chosen another option?

From the Press of Atlantic City: NJ wage support complicated, less effective than stronger economy New Jersey lawmakers have hobbled the state economy with the worst business tax and regulatory climate in America. That costs residents a lot of prosperity … Continue reading

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NJ’s glimmer of hope

From the Star Ledger: Wages up, unemployment down in N.J.’s largest counties as economic recovery continues Wages in Mercer County rose by 7.1 percent last year, the largest increase in New Jersey and one of the biggest in the country, … Continue reading

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NJ loses 7600 jobs in May

From the APP: NJ jobs faltered in May: Spring slump or Trump tariffs? New Jersey employers tamped down their hiring in May and are growing more pessimistic about their outlook, a series of reports released this week shows. The New … Continue reading

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Murphy bribes voters to get his millionaire tax

From the Star Ledger: Is a one-time $125 property tax credit really worth that much? Well, it would be a good start, Murphy insists. Admittedly, a one-time $125 property tax credit for two million residents of the state with the … Continue reading

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Gates invests in Newark

From the Star Ledger: Bill Gates just chose 10 cities to invest in and one of them is in N.J. Newark’s newest initiative to provide free legal help for low-income tenants facing evictions is getting a major boost from three of the … Continue reading

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Burn it all down

From the Philly Inquirer: N.J. task force: Norcross-linked firms benefited from behind-the-scenes lobbying A special task force appointed by New Jersey’s governor to investigate the state’s multibillion-dollar tax-credit programs released an extensive report Monday evening, finding that two powerful brothers – lawyer … Continue reading

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IRS closes SALT loophole

From Accounting Today: It’s over: States lose fight against SALT deduction cap New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been fighting a new cap on state and local tax deductions ever since it was included in the 2017 Republican tax … Continue reading

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