Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

May Otteau MarketNEWS

From Otteau Group: NJ Purchase Contracts Bounce Back in May After recording a 7% decline in April, home purchase contracts in New Jersey increased by 11% compared to the same month last year. Given the 9% increase during May of … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 41 Comments

King of the hill, top of the heap.

From the Star Ledger: Recent college grads are leaving N.J. in record numbers. Here’s why. The bed is on an elevated bunk. Below the bed is a desk, dressed with items from college: clothes, books and accessories. The floor is … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 52 Comments

Do so at your own peril

From the Record: Millennial generation shunning the suburbs for city life They want the bustle. They want the convenience. They want the diversity. In short, they want the city and not the suburbs – even after their children start school. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 77 Comments

What Jersey Thinks

From the Star Ledger: Christie says N.J. economy is better. Here’s what voters think. Gov. Chris Christie has declared in recent months that New Jersey’s economy has vastly improved — but a new poll shows most voters aren’t feeling good … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 84 Comments

Poof go the jobs?

From the Star Ledger: New Jersey lost 13,000 jobs in May New Jersey lost employers cut 14,000 private-sector jobs in May as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported a … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 61 Comments

Still #1

From HousingWire: Foreclosure filings see slight uptick in May The number of foreclosure filings increased slightly in May, but they are still down significantly from the year before, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. Foreclosure filings in May increased to a … Continue reading

Posted in Foreclosures, New Jersey Real Estate, Risky Lending | 9 Comments

Ah the good old days

From NPR – All Things Considered: Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation’s Center Of Innovation People from New Jersey are used to defending their state. But, in fact, New Jersey has a history to brag about. Thomas Edison … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 65 Comments

When will the rest of Jersey follow?

From the Star Ledger: The 19 hottest real estate markets in N.J. are surging Time to separate the wheat from the chaff. New Jersey’s real estate market has been fairly fractured since the Great Recession ended in 2009. A slow … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 108 Comments

Access = Prosperity

From the Star Ledger: What causes income inequality among similar N.J. towns? Railroads have historically been instrumental to human development by connecting economic centers and providing people with enhanced access to opportunities. New Jersey is no exception. In the 1830s, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 48 Comments

The New Newark

From the NYT: Work for Audible, Live Rent-Free? Would you live in Newark if your boss paid your rent for a year? That was the question that Audible.com, the audiobook company, posed to its workers when it announced a housing … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 28 Comments

If not for immigrants, NJ would be sunk

From the Star Ledger: Immigration is the only thing keeping N.J.’s population afloat, data shows New Jersey came closer to reaching nine million residents last year, but the state’s meager growth slowed its pace toward that milestone, according to new … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, New Jersey Real Estate | 15 Comments

Armageddon for NJ

From the APP: NJ suburbs: Endangered because of millennials? New Jersey’s suburbs, with their sprawling single-family homes and regional malls built to attract baby boomers, need to be re-engineered for a new generation that wants to ditch its cars and … Continue reading

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

Will Trump help NJ home prices?

From the Star Ledger: The Trump Effect: What will the president mean for Bedminster real estate? Residents of Bedminster are used to getting a blank look whenever they tell people the name of their hometown, followed by a quizzical, “Where?” … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 69 Comments

Otteau April Update

From the Otteau Group: April MarketNEWS NJ Home Sales Continue to Exhibit Strength In March, the number of contract purchases by home buyers exceeded the same month in the prior year for the 31st consecutive month, reflecting a 10% increase … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 95 Comments

You were hoping for a job?

From the Star Ledger: More bad news for office leasing market in N.J., report says Office leading deals in the first quarter in New Jersey has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 125 Comments