Category Archives: Unrest

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

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 69 Comments

F*ck You New York Times

From the NYT: Jared Kushner’s Entitlement Is New Jersey Born and Bred Lots of explanations have been put forward as to why Mr. Kushner seems to operate as though the rules don’t apply to him. Perhaps there’s one more factor … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 235 Comments

50 years later

From the Star Ledger: Race, riots and reputation: Has N.J.’s largest city recovered? To this day, you look at so many of the abandoned buildings, the light manufacturing, the old jewelry business, you walk around downtown, you still see the … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 75 Comments

Buy? Buy what?

From CNBC: Real estate CEO: Record-low housing inventory is ‘freaking us out’ The number of homes for sale in America has been falling steadily for the past year, but the situation is apparently getting much worse as spring demand heats … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, Unrest | 89 Comments

So much for Bedminster

From Town and Country: Donald Trump Is Heading to His Bedminster Golf Club This Weekend It looks like the president will be spending the weekend in New Jersey. According to a Federal Aviation Administration notice posted online today, there will … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Unrest | 72 Comments

Shut Up Gen X

From the NY Times: Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds We all know the stereotype: silly millennials, tethered to their phones, unable to accomplish the simplest tasks without scrolling their Instagram feeds, snapping their friends … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Unrest | 33 Comments

Should we even bother saving AC?

From the APP: Icahn: Union got Taj Mahal workers to kill own jobs Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wrote a letter Thursday to the soon-to-be unemployed workers of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, accusing their union of inciting them to destroy … Continue reading

Posted in Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 43 Comments

Hubler does somewhat better in the real-world market

From the Star Ledger: Notorious ‘subprime villain’ Howie Hubler unloading Rumson estate for $4.5M The former Morgan Stanley bond trader believed to have lost more money than any single trader in the history of Wall Street has put his Rumson … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, Mortgages, Risky Lending, Unrest | 103 Comments

More settlements … no guilt … no prosecution

From the Star Ledger: Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion for its role in housing bubble Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay more than $5 billion to settle charges it sold mortgages it knew were likely to fail during the … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages, Politics, Risky Lending, Unrest | 68 Comments

America hates New York City

Don’t read New Republic but this popped up on my feed this morning and I thought it was especially interesting in the wake of Cruz getting booted from NYC. From New Republic: New York Campaign Ads Are a Tale of … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Unrest | 88 Comments

Never going back again

New Jersey’s new state song: From the Record: 55-year fight to name a New Jersey state song gains traction Mascara, also known as Joseph Rocco Mascari of Phillipsburg, was a fixture at the State House for 55 years as he … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 34 Comments

Oh boy…

From News 12: Toms River ordinance bans aggressive real estate solicitation Door-to-door real estate solicitation is now forbidden in areas of Toms River. The “cease and desist” ordinance went into effect Friday. The ordinance comes after many complaints by Toms … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 59 Comments

What cap?

From the Record: Property tax cap growing weaker across North Jersey; more towns than ever exceed 2% limit Reforms enacted in 2011 to keep the nation’s highest property taxes in check are showing signs of weakening as a growing number … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 7 Comments

LA cracks down on tiny houses illegal housing

From NPR: LA Officials Bring The Hammer Down On Tiny Houses For Homeless Elvis Summers is not part of any nonprofit or government agency. He’s just a 38-year-old guy with a Mohawk and tattooed arms who started a GoFundMe campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Unrest | 41 Comments

Leave and you lose your benefits?

From the Courier Post: RABBLE ROUSER: Don’t reward workers who leave NJ Stop rewarding people for moving out of New Jersey. This would be a good start in trying to be fiscally responsible. Let me tell you a short story. … Continue reading

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