Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

7.4% of NJ households are millionaires

From the Star Ledger: The number of N.J. millionaires growing, study finds New Jersey leaped over Hawaii last year to become the U.S. state with the third-highest number of millionaires. The Garden State’s wealth and incomes are among the highest … Continue reading

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NJ downtown at stake?

Admittedly more commercial real estate than residential – but absolutely linked to NJ’s broader real estate market. Thoughts? From the Star Ledger: Liquor lobby’s on the rocks: Bill would let restaurants serve alcohol On a recent weekday night, my friend … Continue reading

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Ruining your Friday

From NJ Spotlight: OP-ED: JIM HUGHES PREDICTS NJ’S POSTSUBURBAN ECONOMY, AND IT ISN’T PRETTY New Jersey is known for many things, not all of them wonderful. Since World War II, with apologies to Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 149 Comments

NJ’s real estate market off to a good start in 2017

From the Otteau Group: NJ Home Sales Remain Strong in 2017 In January, the number of contract purchases by home buyers exceeded the same month in the prior year for the 29th consecutive month, reflecting a 14% increase over January … Continue reading

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Has the time come for Newark’s revival?

From Bloomberg: In Shadow of Manhattan, a Long-Neglected City Is Having a Moment For years, downtown Newark’s Military Park, barren and surrounded by vacant buildings, was a symbol of the despair that set in after the 1967 riots. Now it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 67 Comments

Somebody believes in AC

From the AP: Showboat Owner Blatstein Buys Land Nearby in Atlantic City Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who’s been buying up distressed Atlantic City properties and re-opening them, has added three more Boardwalk parcels for about $6 million. Blatstein, who … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Shore Real Estate | 115 Comments

Montclair pretty much the most unequal place in NJ

Haven’t gotten a chance to post this one, but it needs to be posted. From the Star Ledger: How every town in N.J. rates on income inequality Despite what Montclair wants you to believe, outside of the typical wealth enclaves … Continue reading

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So Close!

NY State on the verge of taking the #1 foreclosure spot:

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Christie kicks the can

From the Star Ledger: Christie signs bill to give Sandy victims some protection against foreclosure New Jersey homeowners facing foreclosure while they’re still trying to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy now can be protected from losing their homes. A bill signed … Continue reading

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Think warm thoughts – shore rentals already up 33% YOY.

From the Philly Inquirer: The rush is already on for rentals at the Jersey Shore From the second-story deck of his aunt’s rental property near 20th and Central, real estate agent Bill Godfrey points out the ocean view a block … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Shore Real Estate | 54 Comments

Not a bad December for NJ real estate

From Otteau Group: MarketNEWS January 30, 2017 Edition In December, the number of contract purchases by homebuyers exceeded the same month in the prior year for the 28th consecutive month, reflecting a 4% increase over December 2015. Considering the 28% … Continue reading

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Luring millennials with sushi

From the WSJ: Suburban Offices Woo Millennials With Food, Fitness and Fun Suburban landlords trying to compete with sleek urban office settings are finding new ways to step up their game. Property owners in New York’s suburbs are investing heavily … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 67 Comments

The Foreclosure State

From NJ Spotlight: New Jersey Still Bogged Down in Foreclosures While Rest of Country Recovering Housing markets have improved and foreclosure numbers dropped across the country since the Great Recession, but a decade on, New Jersey remains mired in a … Continue reading

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NJ to get 200,000 new homes

From the WSJ: Court Orders N.J. Towns to Allow Affordable Housing New Jersey towns and cities must accommodate unmet affordable-housing needs, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday in a unanimous decision that could greatly expand housing options for the state’s … Continue reading

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Bow to your municipal overlords

From the Star Ledger: Bamboozled: What’s wrong with some local N.J. governments? This. New Jersey is bloated with hundreds of little fiefdoms. Local governments allow red tape to rule the day, and they forget they’re supposed to serve their constituents. … Continue reading

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