Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Uh oh.

From the Star Ledger: N.J. revenues continue to slump, and Trump tax reforms are blamed New Jersey’s state budget is really feeling the effects of the federal tax reform hangover now. Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration warned tax revenues were … Continue reading

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Thank goodness Cuomo’s our governor … wait

From Newsday: Cuomo to meet with Trump to seek end of cap on SALT deductibility Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to press his effort to overhaul Trump’s tax plan, which … Continue reading

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See ya!

From the NY Post: As revenue drops, concern about the proposed state budget rises Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget … Continue reading

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$15 here we come

From the Star Ledger: N.J. minimum wage set to rise to $10 in July and $15 by 2024 after big votes The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Thursday gave approval to an historic increase in New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 … Continue reading

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Anywhere but here

From the Real Deal: Why millionaires are fleeing NYC and New Jersey Volatile financial markets are leading high net worth individuals to leave New York and New Jersey in droves. Last year, the region encompassing New York City, Jersey City … Continue reading

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NJ labor force shrinking

From ROINJ: GSI analysis: 2018 jobs report shows N.J.’s lost steam, economy falling behind Garden State Initiative has released an analysis of New Jersey’s monthly jobs report for December 2018, and in it said the economy is not moving forward … Continue reading

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NJ nears $15

From the Star Ledger: N.J. minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour as Murphy, top Dems strike deal New Jersey’s Democratic governor and lawmakers have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an … Continue reading

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Need to raise the taxes

From the Star Ledger: N.J.’s tax revenues are falling short of Murphy administration target Midway through the fiscal year, New Jersey’s income tax collections have fallen off track, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration reported on Monday. Revenues for the fiscal year … Continue reading

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The $150k Club

From the Census ACS Community Survey released a few weeks ago. Town – Median Household Income: Millburn, Essex County $202,862 Essex Fells, Essex County $200,875 Glen Ridge, Essex County $196,821 North Caldwell, Essex County $187,470 Mendham Township, Morris County $185,882 … Continue reading

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Another day another tax

From NJ101.5: WHY FEWER CHEAP FLIGHTS MIGHT BE FOUND AT NEWARK AIRPORT Your chances of finding a cheap flight out of Newark Liberty International Airport could soon go down dramatically. You may want to expand your search to John F. … Continue reading

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Optimistic … but

From NJ101.5: HOW NJ BUSINESSES FEEL ABOUT ECONOMY, MINIMUM WAGE IN 2019 New Jersey businesses don’t really like much about the state in which they operate, but most expect an uptick in sales and profits in 2019, according to a … Continue reading

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What’s more important, whether people have jobs, or what they get paid?

From NJ Patch: Approximately 1,000 NJ Jobs Will Be Gone By The New Year Some of the announcements came before the stock market plummeted on Tuesday, and talk of a possible recession arose. But the sting of about 1,000 layoffs … Continue reading

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Yes, NJ is a manufacturing powerhouse

From ROINJ: Manufacturing is (hidden) gem of N.J. economy Manufacturing is not dying, it’s evolving. So said John Kennedy, the CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, at a recent Financial Executives International meeting. “Manufacturing in New Jersey is … Continue reading

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How to get rich quick? Have a legislator carve you out a loophole.

From the Press of Atlantic City: NJ’s leveling of room tax playing field also dug a loophole We’ve long felt it was unfair and detrimental to the hospitality industry for New Jersey to pile room taxes and fees on hotels … Continue reading

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Will NJ hit $15?

From the Star Ledger: Vote on $15 minimum wage for N.J. coming soon, top Democrat says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said Friday he expects his house will vote in the coming months on a much-anticipated bill raising the minimum wage … Continue reading

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