Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

89% of NJ households paid less taxes

From the Star Ledger: Tax Day 2019 more taxing for 400K N.J. households, thanks to Trump law If you saw your taxes go up under the Republican tax law that limited your property tax break, you weren’t alone. In fact, 411,809 New … Continue reading

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Movement of jah people!

From NJ Spotlight: IS THE FEDERAL SALT CAP PUTTING NJ RESIDENTS ON THE ROAD TO OTHER STATES? Cindy Myers, the president of a moving company based in Mahwah, said she’s seen a big uptick in out-of-state moves in the past … Continue reading

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Neighborhood makes a difference? Get real.

From the APP: Middle class in NJ: Where you grow up determines if you will be rich or poor The chartered bus from Long Branch and Asbury Park made good time to New York City, dropping eighth graders at Samsung to see the latest … Continue reading

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I dip, you dip, we dip

From the APP: NJ double dippers: At least 64 public employees make more than Murphy It’s common for people to have a side hustle to make some extra cash. Then there are those who have many extra jobs. Working for the … Continue reading

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Where do the rich live?

From Bloomberg: These Are the Wealthiest Towns in the U.S.

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 105 Comments

In favor of which buyers?

From MarketWatch: Housing market is tipping in favor of buyers, real-estate agents say It’s been a long winter in the housing market. Economic unease, uncertainty about taxes, fluctuating mortgage rates, and rain and snow have kept buyers and sellers on … Continue reading

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Expect the worst

From Bloomberg: Trump Tax Reform Hits Home in Wealthy New York Suburbs Nick Boniakowski’s clients bought a home in Northern New Jersey in 2016. Now they want to move again. They found a house they liked. It wasn’t the charm … Continue reading

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A new tax for property owners

From the Star Ledger: The controversial ’rain tax’ bill designed for N.J. flood defense has been signed into law  Local authorities in New Jersey now have a new tool to manage stormwaters and flooding. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law … Continue reading

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NJ a bit more unequal

From the Star Ledger: The gap between rich and poor in N.J. keeps getting bigger. See how bad it is in your town. New Jersey is becoming a more unequal place to live. Over the past five years, the gap … Continue reading

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Our own little Disney

From the Star Ledger: Inside the N.J. town where retail spending beats Hollywood and tourism rivals Disney Name any brand, and it probably has at least one location in Paramus — some have two or three. At a time when … Continue reading

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Minimum wages up – Property taxes up

Oh, you’ll find a way. From NJTV: How will NJ’s new $15 minimum wage affect local governments? Middletown has a population of 66,000. The Monmouth County city has horse farms, the beach and Big Mike’s Little Red Store. Middletown Mayor … Continue reading

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Single women second largest group of homebuyers

From the Press of Atlantic City: In New Jersey, more single women are buying homes. Here’s why Angela Cottrill likes having control over the place where she lives. The single hairstylist wanted the investment of owning a condo, so she … Continue reading

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Did we elect the wrong guy?

From the Star Ledger: Steve Sweeney’s winning the war with Governor Murphy over taxes Last June we had a fight on taxes in the state budget. On one side was Gov. Phil Murphy. He wanted to raise the income tax … Continue reading

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Thank Trump for fixing NJ’s property tax issue

From CNBC: One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town A few years ago Dawn Donaghy and her husband, Raymond, made a decision that many residents in high-tax states make. They wanted to move. … Continue reading

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Stop making sense

From the APP: Making NJ competitive will do more than $15 minimum wage New Jersey routinely places at or near the bottom in almost every economic analysis of states in America. It’s one of the worst places in the country … Continue reading

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