Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

The snark is just too good (sorry Mary)

From NJ1015: Is this a $3M dump? No one wants Mary J. Blige’s NJ mansion (Opinion) Singer Mary J. Blige was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. She’s won nine Grammy awards, been nominated for … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 278 Comments

The new New Jersey

From NJ Monthly: How Covid-19 Changed the Way We Work in New Jersey When Governor Phil Murphy signed an unprecedented executive order in March 2020 directing New Jersey’s 9 million residents to stay home, the state’s schools and nonessential businesses to shut … Continue reading

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Strong GDP growth for NJ

From the Star Ledger: Good news: There’s been a wholesale transformation of New Jersey’s economy You might have missed it amid the holiday rush, but 2021 ended with some incredibly positive economic news: for the third quarter, the Garden State ranked … Continue reading

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Not such a deep dive

From News 12: Deep Dive: Where things stand now for real estate in New Jersey heading into 2022 Where did 2021 stand when it came to real estate in New Jersey? “Home sales were really hot, especially in the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mortgages, New Jersey Real Estate | 271 Comments

When do we get our recovery?

From the NY Federal Reserve: The Region Is Struggling to Recover from the Pandemic Recession The pandemic struck the New York-Northern New Jersey region early and hard, and the economy is still struggling to recover nearly two years later. Indeed, employment … Continue reading

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NJ gets back to work

From NJ101.5: As jobless benefits end, NJ sees surge in hiring As enhanced unemployment benefits expired and tens of thousands of New Jerseyans faced the end of jobless benefits altogether, there are signs the hiring crisis is easing. The Garden … Continue reading

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Would someone please think of the $550k a year families. They are not rich.

From the Star Ledger: 96% of N.J. residents would get their full property tax break restored under this Senate plan Efforts to restore the full federal deduction for state and local taxes have run into opposition from some Senate Democrats who want … Continue reading

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Are they really?

From NJB: Despite Labor Issues, Companies are Still Eyeing NJ, Panelists Say According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, October marked the tenth consecutive month of nonfarm job gains in New Jersey. The state’s private sector employers added more … Continue reading

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$931,698 – What the average NJ resident will pay in taxes over their life

From NJ101.5: New Jersey residents pay the most taxes over a lifetime The governor downplays it and the media, the PR arm of the Democrat Party, seem to ignore it. Taxes are and have been the biggest concerns of most … Continue reading

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You load 16 tons, what do you get?

From the Star Ledger: Hudson River rail tunnel gets green light from the feds to start building it A major and final bureaucratic hurdle has been cleared by the Gateway Tunnel project after the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers issued a permit … Continue reading

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Paying taxes in the Sunshine State

From the Star Ledger: With no SALT deduction, should I move to Florida? There’s no question that taxes across the board are high in New Jersey when compared with other states, and that most taxes in Florida are lower. To … Continue reading

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Hiring Stalemate in NJ

From NJBIZ: NJBIA survey: 3 in 4 NJ employers faced hiring shortages this year Despite waning fears about the COVID-19 pandemic, three out of every four employers said they’ve struggled to find workers this past year, and many said they’re … Continue reading

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NJ is the state for them!

From Patch: Every NJ Town’s Average Property Tax Bill In New 2021 List Tavistock Borough, Camden $30,328 Millburn Township, Essex $24,370 Mountain Lakes Borough, Morris $21,625 Tenafly Borough, Bergen $21,552 Demarest Borough, Bergen $21,377 Glen Ridge Borough, Essex $21,214 Rumson … Continue reading

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NJ unemployment a miserable 7.0%

From ROI-NJ: N.J. employment continues on comeback trail, DOL says New Jersey grew its employment for the 10th consecutive month in October, according to the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, with the unemployment rate ticking lower as well. Preliminary estimates by … Continue reading

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