Category Archives: Economics

Huh?

From the LA Times: Forget California exodus. New Jersey residents lead an influx back into the Golden State  After a half decade of Californians moving to places like Texas and Florida, an unlikely state has been supplying California with new … Continue reading

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All Hail Prince and Princess Snowflake

From the Guardian: Millennials on course to become ‘richest generation in history’ Millennials may have been portrayed as frivolous spenders squandering their income on overpriced coffees and online barre classes in the face of pitiful long-term finances – but they … Continue reading

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Taxes Up!

From News12: Gov. Murphy seek $55.9B New Jersey budget, increasing education aid, boosting biz taxes to fund transit Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday unveiled a $55.9 billion budget, up about 5% over his previous year’s proposal, calling for nearly $1 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 97 Comments

NYC may see it’s glory days again

Hat tip to 3b for the Fortune doom loop article: The ‘prophet of urban doom’ says New York City is in major trouble, and it’s just the first inning of the ballgame: ‘The cycle is out of control’ As nicknames … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble, NYC | 101 Comments

What if rates don’t come down?

From Newsweek: Housing Market Update: Home Prices Reach Troubling Milestone Insufficient supply of homes in the market is pushing up prices, Wells Fargo economists said, making it tougher for Americans to afford a home amid elevated mortgage rates. The median sale … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 46 Comments

Eatontown = Hollywood?

From NJ.com: Netflix plan to build massive N.J. studio gets key approval Netflix’s plans to build a $903 million production studio complexat the former Fort Monmouth army base got a key approval from a local board Wednesday. The Fort Monmouth Economic … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Shore Real Estate | 43 Comments

Are we in the 80s again?

From Fortune: Say goodbye to the peak of home price appreciation, Fortune 500 chief economist says—it’s behind us Back to the ’80s Fleming has spoken with Fortune on several occasions about the comparison of today’s housing market to that of the 1980s. … Continue reading

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Demographics driving housing

From Newsweek: How Millennials Are Shifting the Housing Market For a large number of millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, the time to buy a home has never been quite right. Older millennials were not yet 30 when … Continue reading

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Dying? Already dead.

From Fast Company: How the starter home became a dying American dream When 26-year old Memphis resident DeMario Johnson returns to his home after working a long day servicing waterwells for the local utility in Raleigh, North Carolina, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Free and Clear

From NJ.com: More than 1 in 3 N.J. homes now mortgage free in major home debt shift More than one-third of homes in New Jersey are mortgage free, mirroring national trends and reaching new highs, federal data shows. U.S. Census … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate, New Jersey Real Estate | 37 Comments

Sold out, come back again later.

From NJ.com: New listings of homes for sale plummeted 10% or more in these 7 N.J. counties. See latest prices. More than half of New Jersey counties saw fewer homes hit the real estate market in January with seven counties … Continue reading

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Florida’s new “property tax”

From the NY Post: Florida home prices fall as surging insurance costs scare buyers Home prices along Florida’s southwest coast have plummeted as excess inventory soars due to the ongoing insurance crisis that has gripped the Sunshine State. Realtors said that … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, Unrest | 43 Comments

Oh boy, now they did it…

From Business Insider: The myth of the housing bubble Almost as soon as home prices began their unprecedented climb in 2020, doomsayers began warning of a looming crisis. The housing market, they claimed, was a bubble destined to burst. A … Continue reading

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Mortgage see-saw takes it’s toll

From CNBC: Mortgage rates surge higher again, causing homebuyers to pull back After a brief reprieve in December and January, mortgage rates are moving higher again, and that is taking its toll on mortgage demand. Total mortgage application volume fell 2.3% … Continue reading

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37 NJ towns you can’t afford

From the Star Ledger: These 37 N.J. towns have home values of at least $1M. See latest statewide ranking. New Jersey’s home prices continued to steadily increase through the end of last year with typical home values of at least … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate | 100 Comments