Category Archives: North Jersey Real Estate

Schumer’s Tunnel?

From REW: Hudson River tunnel project back on, says Schumer The Gateway Project, a plan to build a high-speed railway corridor under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, is back on. A day after Amtrak president Steven … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, North Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 83 Comments

No Spring for Sussex

From the New Jersey Herald: Foreclosures spur help for homeowners Faced with a foreclosure rate among the highest in the country, Sussex County officials took the first steps in a program designed to bring help to homeowners before the bank … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Foreclosures, North Jersey Real Estate | 22 Comments

Fleeced: $350k Ranch Renovation

Where did the money go? I just don’t see it. Spent $350k and the showpiece was an Ikea kitchen? The money went into fancy light fixtures? I just don’t see it. Sorry, but sounds like you were fleeeeced – From … Continue reading

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Your commute is about to get shorter

From the Record: Cash vs. cachet: N.J. eager to lure NYC firms Two days after JPMorgan Chase said it had dropped plans to build two new office towers for $6.5 billion in midtown Manhattan, reportedly because New York City refused … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, North Jersey Real Estate | 150 Comments

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

From the Star Ledger: Snooki’s and JWoww’s Jersey City ‘Guidette Barbie house’ for sale Jersey City’s very own south Jersey Barbie dream house is now on the market. The one-time home of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley near … Continue reading

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June Beige Book

From the Federal Reserve: Beige Book – June 4, 2014 – New York Economic activity in the Second District has continued to grow at a moderate pace since the last report. Prices of finished goods and services remained generally stable, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 117 Comments

2013 was a good year for North Jersey home prices

From the Record: Home prices in region saw boost in 2013 Home prices in the region rose 6.3 percent in 2013, while national values jumped 11.3 percent — the strongest nationwide showing since 2005, the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index reported … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 75 Comments

North Jersey Contracts – December 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) December Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County December 2011 – 489 December 2012 – 505 December 2013 – 510 (Up … Continue reading

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North Jersey Contracts – November 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) November Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County November 2011 – 523 November 2012 – 543 November 2013 – 627 (Up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate, North Jersey Real Estate | 109 Comments

New Jersey Contracts – August 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) August Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County August 2011 – 589 August 2012 – 715 August 2013 – 806 (Up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 30 Comments

Will North Jersey prices be pulled up by NYC?

From the Star Ledger: Manhattan homes are harder to buy. Hello, New Jersey? For Manhattanites, the grass is greener on the Jersey side. A recent survey by Miller Samuel shows it’s become more difficult to buy a nonluxury home – … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, North Jersey Real Estate, NYC | 70 Comments

North Jersey Contracts – July 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) – Updated with 2011 Data July Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County July 2011 – 594 July 2012 – 775 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 23 Comments

North Jersey Contracts – June 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) – Updated with 2011/2010 Data June Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County June 2010 – 711 June 2011 – 745 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 58 Comments

Hot market, with caveats

From the Record: North Jersey housing market hot as buyers return After 30 years in their five-bedroom Old Tappan colonial, Enid and Generoso Squitieri wanted to downsize, but they held off on a sale, waiting for the housing market to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 97 Comments

North Jersey Contracts – May 2013

Here it is! The first look at pending home sales (contracts) for Northern NJ. (Source GSMLS, except Bergen- NJMLS) – Updated with 2011 Data May Pending Home Sales (Contracts) ——————————- Bergen County May 2011 – 732 May 2012 – 879 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, North Jersey Real Estate | 78 Comments