Category Archives: New Development

The new big box mart

From the Real Deal: Northern NJ industrial properties are fetching record rents Warehouse tenants in 2021 paid more for proximity to the largest consumer market in the U.S. than ever before. Retailers, manufacturers and other industrial renters want so badly … Continue reading

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“How high is too high?”

From CNBC: Sales of newly built homes tank as affordability hits buyers At some point the price is just too high. That may be increasingly the case for potential buyers of newly built single-family homes. Sales of those homes in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 114 Comments

Ivy calling Kool-Aid again

From the Real Deal: Strong housing demand a mirage, says analyst who called previous crash Everyone seems to be betting the house on a new home these days. Multibillion-dollar private equity firms. Joe Schmo house-flippers. Even savvy tech firms. Everyone … Continue reading

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Silk City is Hot

From the Record: Gentrification or growth? Why Paterson is hot for real estate buyers and investors Zaib Atyat purchased his first home in Paterson 20 years ago for $250,000. The three-family unit on the city’s south side offered a steady source … Continue reading

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Boom or bubble

From CNBC: Here’s why experts believe the U.S. is in a housing boom and not a bubble The U.S. housing market has been an unlikely beneficiary from the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, home prices have climbed at a record … Continue reading

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Maybe some gentrification isn’t so bad?

Interesting piece from VOX: What we talk about when we talk about gentrification In his 2019 paper “Hoboken Is Burning: Yuppies, Arson, and Displacement in the Postindustrial City,” Princeton historian Dylan Gottlieb documented the violent displacement Puerto Rican residents faced … Continue reading

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Nothing in between

From NPR: The Housing Shortage Is Significant. It’s Acute For Small, Entry-Level Homes America’s roaring real estate boom is leaving millions of would-be homebuyers out in the cold. The problem is most severe in that corner of the market that … Continue reading

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More bureaucracy? Why not!

From NJ Spotlight: Ongoing warehouse boom prompts renewed calls for broader regulation After new data showed New Jersey’s warehouse boom continues unabated, advocates renewed calls for state or regional control over where they can be built and for limits on … Continue reading

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Business growing in NJ?

From GlobeSt: Northern NJ Office Market Showing Improvement Heading into 2020 The Northern New Jersey office market showed signs of stability and improvement at the end of 2019 positing positive net absorption, lower availability and higher asking rents, according to … Continue reading

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So Much For Reurbanization

From Forbes: Millennials With Families Are Leaving Major Cities For The Suburbs, Transforming Them Into ‘Hipsturbia’  Just as their parents flocked to the suburbs, city-loving Millennials are doing the same yet transitioning some areas to “Hipsturbia,” a phrase revealed in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, New Development | 67 Comments

Get with the times NJ

From CNBC: Backyard bungalows are becoming big business for homeowners and builders They’re not just she-sheds or he-sheds or granny pods or tiny homes. The latest housing trend in the backyard is now front and center for a new breed … Continue reading

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Will rent control work in Cali?

From HousingWire: California enacts statewide rent control During a ceremony Tuesday at a senior citizen center in Oakland, California, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a statewide law that controls how much landlords can charge for rent. Starting in 2020, the law caps annual … Continue reading

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Sorry JC, not good enough.

From JerseyDigs: Study Finds Jersey City Will Add as Many Apartments as Manhattan in 2019

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To hell with local rule?

Important enough to make the main page, from Curbed: Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren want to force cities to adopt YIMBY policies. Can they? The state of Oregon has effectively banned single-family zoning. Minneapolis upzoned nearly the entire city, 75 percent of … Continue reading

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Industrial is hot in NJ

From GlobeSt: NJ’s Industrial Market Continues to be a Record-Breaker The industrial real estate market in New Jersey continues to see strong demand, higher rents and low availabilities. Commercial brokerage firm CBRE in its latest market report on the industrial … Continue reading

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