You Can Take N.J. And Shove It!

More and more Americans are moving to get away from overheated housing markets.

Many residents of high-priced housing markets around the country are cashing out and moving to more affordable areas.

‘Take this house and shove it’

Another article about the exodus of people out of high priced areas. When you think about it, bubble areas should theoretically be self limiting once you hit the affordability threshold that causes demand to significantly drop off. So why hasn’t this happened? Well, my opinion is that loose lending standards made it possible for people to buy regardless of affordability.

On Long Island, the once bucolic suburb but now heavily developed region next to New York City, about 70 percent of residents are at least somewhat concerned that high housing costs will drive their families from the region.

And this is not a far-off issue — 45 percent said it was at least somewhat likely that they would move out during the next five years.

Imagine that, 45% would just pick up and leave. Now, sure, I’m sure that number is a skewed a bit high when compared to how many will actually leave, but it’s still quite compelling.

Caveat Emptor,

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35 Responses to You Can Take N.J. And Shove It!

  1. Anonymous says:

    These high priced areas are going to get clobbered in price. incomes are not going up anywhere near the increases in home prices. Thank Greenspan for looking the other way while bankers and the rest of the ilk in the rela estate gang up and pump up the housing market. The crash is going to hurt many many families.

  2. RentinginNJ says:

    During the 1980’s bubble, Northern NJ actually lost population. History shows that at some point enough is enough. While its only anecdotal evidence, I had friend at work leave to take a job in southern Illinois last week due to housing prices. I have another friend actively looking for a job in another State. I am also making the case to my wife for a potential move to somewhere more affordably. A few years ago, leaving NJ wasn’t even a consideration for any of us. We just assumed we would stay here.

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