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At the top now?

From CNBC: Home listings suddenly jump as sellers worry they may miss out on the red-hot housing market Sharply higher mortgage rates have caused a sudden pullback in home sales, and now sellers are rushing to get in before the … Continue reading

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Yeah Right

From NJ1015: GOP plan for ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to cut NJ taxes Assembly Republicans want to cut income taxes as part of the new state budget, part of a four-pronged plan for responding to an unprecedented surge in state revenues and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 301 Comments

No national price decline?

From Yahoo Finance: Housing Prices Are Expected to Drop in These Cities — Is Yours One of Them? Housing prices could drop by as much as 10% in many U.S. cities, per Fortune, referencing a new report from Moody’s Analytics. However, the … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 237 Comments

NJ UE Falls to 4.1%

From InsiderNJ: NJDOL: New Jersey Job Growth Continues in April  New Jersey’s employment growth continued for the 17th consecutive month in April, as non-farm employment increased by 14,800 jobs to reach a seasonally adjusted level of 4,191,500, while NJ’s unemployment rate … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 27 Comments

Some go up, some go down

From the Record: Bergen County home prices up 5.3% in April, while Hudson and Passaic County rise as well A typical Bergen County home listed for $679,000 in April, up 5.3% from a month earlier, an analysis of data from … Continue reading

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Aaannnddd… They’re Off!

From the Star Ledger: New home listings up 40%. What the market is like in all 21 N.J. counties. Anyone who has shopped for a house in this red-hot market can tell you, there aren’t many to choose from. The … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate | 307 Comments

NJ’s new tax rebate

From Patch: $900M In Tax Relief Could Be Coming To 1.8M NJ Homeowners, Renters Nearly 1.8 million New Jersey homeowners and renters could get some money back from the state under Gov. Phil Murphy’s new property tax relief program proposed … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 127 Comments

Back to work?

From NJ1015: Extended unemployment insurance to expire for 80,000 NJ workers Eighty-eight weeks of unemployment benefits triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are coming to a close. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that approximately 80,000 New Jersey … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 384 Comments

We’ve been discussing this for the last 10 years…

From Yahoo Money: Mortgage rates hit highest level in 13 years and could cool housing market Mortgage rates hit their highest level since August 2009 this week, following a sharp increase in the 10-year Treasury yield and continuing a breakneck … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 62 Comments

Worst ever time to buy?

From Gallup: Record Low in U.S. Say It Is a Good Time to Buy a House Thirty percent of U.S. adults say it is a good time to buy a house, down 23 percentage points from a year ago and … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 208 Comments

To say it’s name is to summon it

From Marketwatch: Recession is ‘almost inevitable’: former Fed Gov. Ferguson says For months, former Fed Governor Roger Ferguson has worried the risks of a recession were rising. Now, he said, a recession in 2023 is nearly unavoidable, with the chances … Continue reading

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Nothing to worry about here

From Forbes: The odds of a home price decline hitting your local housing market, as told by one interactive chart While the swift move up in mortgage rates is undoubtedly putting downward pressure on the housing market, it doesn’t mean home … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, New Jersey Real Estate | 124 Comments

How did this survive?

From NJ1015: This Historic New Jersey Beach Mansion Has the Best View on the East Coast

Posted in Shore Real Estate | 149 Comments

Almost Number 1

From NJ1015: NJ foreclosure rate 2nd-highest in U.S. for March, and all of Q1 New Jersey trailed only Illinois for the highest foreclosure rate in the United States over the first quarter of 2022 as backlogs from pandemic moratoriums continued … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, New Jersey Real Estate | 343 Comments

If you have to ask…

From Fortune: Another housing bubble? ‘We’re skating close to one,’ says economist This might be the hottest housing market ever recorded. Over the past 12 months, U.S. home prices are up a staggering 19.2%. For comparison, in the years leading into the 2008 … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 79 Comments