Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Look on the bright side, maybe we can afford to go to the beach again

From the Star Ledger: Ivanka in Bayville: Tax reform will be the law of unintended consequences During his brief speech, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that there will be winners and losers in New Jersey under the tax-reform plans. “For people … Continue reading

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Senate says “F*ck You New Jersey” and proceeds to piss all over us

From the Star Ledger: Senate GOP bill delivers bigger blow to N.J. by killing your entire property tax break The entire federal deduction for state and local taxes — an important tax break for New Jersey residents — would end … Continue reading

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An outsider gets his chance

From Politico: Murphy defeats Guadagno to become New Jersey’s next governor Democrat Phil Murphy, a millionaire former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. ambassador to Germany who’s never held elective office, will succeed Republican Chris Christie as New Jersey’s governor after … Continue reading

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Selling the tax plan through small business

From the Star Ledger: Why a Trump Cabinet official made a weekend trip to N.J. U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon discussed the Republican tax cut plan on a trip to New Jersey on Saturday as supporters touted the proposal … Continue reading

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The push for $12,500.

From the Washington Examiner: New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur wants cap on property tax deduction lifted in tax bill A key Republican lawmaker said Thursday that he wants to lift the new tax bill’s cap on property tax deductions, a … Continue reading

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Camden on the mend?

From WHYY: Camden on the rise? New data show poverty is falling Ken Hammon’s driveway says it all. About halfway down Tuckahoe Road in South Camden, sits the black Mustang the 31-year-old bought thanks to a life-changing job at Holtec … Continue reading

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MarketNews October

From Otteau Group: MarketNews October After four consecutive months of increases, home purchase contracts in New Jersey were basically unchanged during the month of September, increasing by just 0.4%. This is compared to a 12% increase one year ago in … Continue reading

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Home Builders turn against tax plan

From the Washington Post: Home builders raise a hammer, try to smash the GOP tax bill The Republican effort to overhaul the tax code suffered a bruising setback over the weekend when a powerful corporate interest group came out against … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 138 Comments

Can small business thrive in NJ?

From the Star Ledger: Which are the hottest counties in N.J. for new business? Hank Sauce is made in small batches by hand, when the restaurant in Sea Isle City run by Josh Jaspan and his two former college roommates … Continue reading

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NJ’s MacArthur throws down the gauntlet

From CNN: Republican group threatens to block budget over tax deduction fight Threatening the GOP’s top priority of passing major tax reform, Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur warned Tuesday night that so many House Republicans are frustrated with plans to nix … Continue reading

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If you can do it in Bergen?

From the Record: Bergen towns can build affordable housing Bergen County is recognized as one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Municipalities in the county helped secure this status by implementing exclusionary zoning practices that drove hard working families … Continue reading

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NJ Republicans vote to increase your taxes

From the Star Ledger: Senate Republicans just declared they want to kill your property tax deduction, New Jersey Senate Republicans just voted in favor of killing your property tax deduction, New Jersey. The GOP senators, whose states received $223 billion … Continue reading

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Bet the letters stop now…

From the Star Ledger: Judge throws out infamous Westfield ‘Watcher’ lawsuit A Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed the remaining counts of a civil lawsuit involving the infamous “Watcher” house, ending years of litigation about the Westfield home that gained … Continue reading

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Will big $$ make NJ more appealing?

From Bloomberg: Christie Backs Newark’s Amazon Bid With $7 Billion in Tax Breaks New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is seeking to deploy $7 billion in potential tax credits to lure Amazon.com Inc.’s planned second headquarters to Newark, which has been … Continue reading

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Is it even possible to make NJ affordable?

From NJ Spotlight: RETHINKING NJ’S HOUSING MARKET TO MEETS NEEDS OF SUBURBANITES, CITY DWELLERS New Jersey’s next governor faces daunting housing problems that are widespread and complex, ranging from a lack of affordable homes in walkable communities to a glut … Continue reading

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