Category Archives: General

Up Up and Awayyyyy

From CNN: Goldman Sachs: Home prices to climb another 16% by the end of 2022 Since the pandemic began, demand among homebuyers has far exceeded the supply of available homes, causing real estate prices to skyrocket.  But as high as prices are, they … Continue reading

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Think south on this gloomy fall day

From the Florida Insider: South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or … Continue reading

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All Time High

From the NYT: Manhattan Apartment Sales Surge to Three-Decade High More apartments were sold in Manhattan in the third quarter than at any other time in the last 32 years, in the latest sign that New York City real estate … Continue reading

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For posterity’s sake

From Axios: Trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted at the last minute A trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted “within hours of the Treasury Secretary’s decision to do so,” Philip Diehl, former director of the United States Mint, tells Axios. … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Discussion

No Pumpkins, not Halloween.

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Up Up and Away

From the FT: US home price gains hit new record for fourth straight month The increase in US home prices continued to accelerate in July, setting an annual record for the fourth straight month as strong demand and a dearth … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fall

Or is it THE fall? From the NY Times: Is the Seller’s Market Over? If the pandemic has been good to anybody, it’s been homeowners listing their properties, as pent-up demand for homes has sent prices skyrocketing. But could this … Continue reading

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The … Sack?

What the serious f? From NJ Monthly: Hackensack is Back on the Real-Estate Radar for Renters and Buyers Forgive Hackensack for feeling overlooked. Torched by the British during the Revolution, the Bergen County seat never flexed the industrial muscle of … Continue reading

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Never bet against NYC

From Bloomberg: New York City Has Once Again Defied the Doomsayers. Here’s Why. New York City is emerging as one of the world’s most resilient big cities in the wake of the pandemic. The secret to its success is more … Continue reading

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From Thomas Franklin at the Bergen Record:

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Not nearly enough progress

Updated Vaccination by Age Range for NJ:7/29 vs 8/21 At Least 1 DoseTotal Pop: 9.2mTotal 1st Doses: 6.0m – 65% of total pop (Up from 62%) – Bloomberg reporting 68.6% 12-15 – 450k population – 180k dosed – 40% 1 … Continue reading

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Hey Clot!

Fron the NY Post: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi sells $740K N.J. beach house Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi doubled her investment on a New Jersey beach house, property records show. The former “Jersey Shore” star and her husband, Jionni LaValle, … Continue reading

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The school vax window is closing

From the Daily Record: NJ officials to parents: Get your teens a first COVID shot this week in time for school With most schools about four weeks away from opening, New Jersey officials are urging parents to get their adolescents a first … Continue reading

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All eyes on jobs

From CNBC: Friday’s jobs report is a wild card, with economists’ estimates all over the map The economy is expected to have added about 845,000 payrolls in July, according to Dow Jones consensus estimate, as America’s workforce gradually rebuilds from … Continue reading

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Home prices to moderate? Or not?

From HousingWire: Home prices are still rising, but relief for buyers is coming Home prices continue to increase as national inventory levels remain low heading into August. But relief for buyers could be coming in the next 12 months. Home prices increased … Continue reading

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