Category Archives: General

What money?

From News 12: NJ has billions of extra revenue; Republicans accuse Murphy administration of keeping them in the dark After years of scrounging for funding at budget time, New Jersey lawmakers say that the state now has more money than … Continue reading

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Updated Vax Track

Updated Vaccination by Age Range for NJ:5/13 vs 6/8 At Least 1 DoseTotal Pop: 9.2m Total 1st Doses: 5m – 54% of total pop (Up from 49%) – Bloomberg reporting 61.5% 12-15 – 450k population – 100k dosed – 22% 1 … Continue reading

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Herd immunity out of reach?

From the Star Ledger: If almost 20% of N.J. adults don’t get vaccinated, will the state achieve herd immunity? In a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday, 17% of New Jersey adults said they will not get the COVID vaccine. Nearly half of all parents polled said … Continue reading

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Getting NJ back to work

From NJ1015: Most small businesses across NJ and the U.S. continue to struggle to fill job openings Nearly half of small business owners could not fill job openings last May, according to The National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly jobs report. That is … Continue reading

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Housing hit a wall?

From CNBC: Housing boom may be cooling as weekly mortgage demand drops again High prices and low supply are finally taking some of the heat out of the housing market. Even with interest rates falling slightly, mortgage application volume fell … Continue reading

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Next group up

From NJ101.5: NJ children are testing how well Pfizer’s COVID vaccine works One of the main reasons why Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered children to wear masks at summer camps and when school begins in the fall is because no … Continue reading

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Sandy who?

From the WSJ: Full-Time Residents Flock to Jersey Shore  Nearly a decade after superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, economic development is thriving as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a wave of people moving to coastal communities full time. On a recent afternoon, … Continue reading

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Getting NJ back to work

From ROI-NJ: N.J. is reopening. We must now work together to rebuild the economy For months, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the state’s business community have been urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen the state, where justified by the medical metrics, and let … Continue reading

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Pay Up Sucker

From the Star Ledger: Live in N.J.? You’ll pay more in taxes over a lifetime than anywhere else, study says Live in New Jersey? It will cost you. New Jerseyans will pay an average of $931,698 in taxes over their lifetimes, more … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Drop (again)

From CNBC: April existing home sales drop, marking three straight months of declines Sales of existing homes dropped 2.7% in April from March to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.85 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. … Continue reading

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Borrow borrow borrow

From CNBC: Homebuyers are applying for ever bigger mortgages as home prices soar Sky-high home prices mean demand for ever bigger mortgages, but those prices may also be causing a pullback in homebuying overall. Mortgage applications to purchase a home … Continue reading

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Market getting toppy?

From the Star Ledger: What happens if the appraisal is lower than your offer? Here’s what N.J. real estate agents say. More homes are under-appraising in this quick-changing market for two reasons, he said. “The first being there are no … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 63b

Updated Vaccination by Age Range for NJ:5/8 vs 5/13 At Least 1 DoseTotal Pop: 9.2m Total 1st Doses: 4.5m – 49% of total pop (Up from 48%) – Bloomberg reporting 55% 16-17 – 240k population – 45k dosed – 19% … Continue reading

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Probably going to regret this

From Property Shark: COVID-19 was a complete game-changer in many areas, including the real estate market. Many New Yorkers sought alternatives to city life and, although prices for homes in New York City remained steady, the number of transactions dropped by … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 62

Updated Vaccination by Age Range for NJ:4/30 vs 5/8 At Least 1 DoseTotal Pop: 9.2m (UPDATED FOR NEW CENSUS)Total 1st Doses: 4.4m – 48% of total pop (Up from 46%) – Bloomberg reporting 54% 16-17 – 240k population – 44k … Continue reading

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