Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Nothing to see here…

From NJ101.5: NJ foreclosure rate tops the nation in 2017, report finds Nationwide, the seven counties with the worst foreclosure rates are right here in the Garden State. According to online real estate tracker ATTOM Data Solutions, New Jersey had … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, New Jersey Real Estate | 130 Comments

So what’s this all mean for fifteen?

From the Washington Post: Minimum wage, sick leave, ethics top Murphy’s agenda Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy spent his first full day on the job Wednesday rallying for a $15 minimum wage and statewide paid sick leave, holding a … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 183 Comments

The death spiral continues

From the Star Ledger: Ex-N.J. attorney general.: How Murphy can make state more affordable It’s become a ritual of gubernatorial transition in New Jersey: the incoming governor expresses “shock” at the dismal state of New Jersey’s finances, thus setting up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 107 Comments

Make NJ Cool Again

From the APP: Phil Murphy wants to spark NJ economy, but how? New Jersey’s economy looks far different than it did when the Great Recession struck a decade ago, but its long-standing problems are firmly in place, academic and business … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 87 Comments

NJ Democrats face existential crisis

From the Star Ledger: Democrats take control … of empty treasury | Moran After Gov. Chris Christie hands off to Phil Murphy in two days, liberals in New Jersey will be unleashed to do as they please, with unchecked power … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest, Where's the Beef? | 59 Comments

Ummmm. This analysis didn’t yield what you thought it would.

From the Star Ledger: The 16 N.J. towns with the most single people Looking for love? New Jersey isn’t a bad place to visit. Just less than half of the population is married, according to Census data. About a third … Continue reading

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Pyrrhic victory?

From the Star Ledger: N.J. Legislature clears way for $5B in Amazon tax breaks The state Legislature on Monday embraced Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to offer Amazon $100,000 per job it creates should it build its sought-after second headquarters in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 88 Comments

Parting shot or return to ugly reality?

From Pensions and Investments: Fiscal woes greeting N.J. governor New Jersey’s Republican state treasurer sharply reduced the New Jersey Pension Fund’s assumed rate of return, producing a financial and political dilemma for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, a Democrat, who will be … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 109 Comments

Income inequality in NJ

From the Star Ledger: See how your town scores on income inequality There are multi-million dollar McMansions and blue-collar families just trying to make ends meet. Across New Jersey, the gap between the rich and the poor continues to get … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 64 Comments

Update on the most important town in NJ

From Patch: These Development Projects Could Transform Wayne In 2018 There are nine TEN development projects in the works that could change the township and continue to improve the local economy. In his annual State of the Township address, Mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Humor, New Jersey Real Estate | 132 Comments

Loopholes and tax cuts

From the NYT: Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law Democrats in high-cost, high-tax states are plotting ways to do what their states’ representatives in Congress could not: blunt the impact of the newly passed … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 120 Comments

Stick it to Trump by paying early?

From the Star Ledger: Christie orders N.J. towns to accept 2018 property tax prepayments New Jerseyans rushing to their town halls this week in hopes of immediately paying next year’s property tax bills before the new federal tax law kicks … Continue reading

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Will NJ home prices fall?

From NJTV: Tax reform throws NJ real estate market into period of uncertainty The president gathered a crowd outside the White House to celebrate the new tax plan last week. Republicans cheered the new order, but across New Jersey homeowners … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 170 Comments

Uh, no. Sorry.

From the Morning Call: Will tax cuts spur another New Jersey surge into the Lehigh Valley’s housing market? As the 2008 housing crisis eased, Easton Realtor Clay Mitman saw New Jersey residents looking to relocate to the Lehigh Valley become … Continue reading

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Everyone hates affordable housing

From the Jersey Journal: Court win for developer of micro units opposed by neighbors The four-year fight over a micro-unit building slated for Downtown Jersey City is finally over, with the New Jersey Supreme Court this month declining to hear … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 98 Comments