Category Archives: New Jersey Real Estate

Jobs strong in NJ

From the NJBIA: NJ Gains Jobs in May, Unemployment Dips to 4.6%  The state’s unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of a percentage point for the second consecutive month to 4.6% in May, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data … Continue reading

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Anyone can get a $50m loan

From the Star Ledger: N.J. real estate investor admits role in $54.7M mortgage fraud scheme A New Jersey real estate investor admitted Monday that he was involved in a massive, far-reaching $54.7 million mortgage fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said. Aron … Continue reading

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Covid claims another

From NorthJersey.com: Coach USA bus company files for bankruptcy. How will it impact NJ riders? Paramus-based Coach USA — one of the largest private bus companies in the country — filed to begin Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings this week. Dan … Continue reading

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Pays to own a home in NJ

(Until it doesn’t) From CoreLogic: Homeowner Equity Insights – Q1 2024 CoreLogic analysis shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 62% of all properties*) have seen their equity increase by a total of $1.5 trillion since the first quarter of 2023, … Continue reading

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Still hot

From NorthJersey.com: Real estate update: May marks 7th month of housing inventory growth across the nation May marked the seventh consecutive month of housing inventory growth across the nation, signaling that the number of homes for sale may slowly be returning to … Continue reading

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Until AI takes over

From the APP: College pays off in NJ: 7th highest median earnings for graduates If you’re graduating from a New Jersey college, you might be in great shape. According to a new study, the Garden State ranks in the top … Continue reading

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New high for Hudson

From NJ.com: N.J. home got $350K over asking, making it the most expensive sale in its county this year Five days is all it took for this Hoboken brownstone to go under contract for $350,000 more than its asking price. … Continue reading

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Northeast the strongest?

From Fast Company: As the Northeast housing market heats up, Florida’s is cooling down Researchers at John Burns Research and Consulting (JBREC) publicly released the results from their March survey of real estate agents, and it paints an interesting picture. It aligns … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate, New Jersey Real Estate | 73 Comments

Uh oh.. NJ hits peak-warehouse

From NJ Spotlight News: Warehouse industry reports point to possible slowdown Recent data from state and industry sources shows a sharp slowing in the number of building permits issued for warehouse construction last year in New Jersey. Those sources also … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate | 22 Comments

Inventory shifts positive?

From the Star Ledger: Real estate update: These NJ counties saw home inventory increase in April Across New Jersey, 13 counties saw an increase in new home listings compared with April 2023. And, the number of new listings also increased … Continue reading

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Zillow Home Price Forecast

From Zillow: Zillow Home Value and Home Sales Forecast (March 2024) Zillow’s home value forecast calls for 1.9% growth over 2024 – slower than long-term norms but a welcome slowdown for first-time buyers compared to the rapid appreciation seen over … Continue reading

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Montclair #4 in the country

From Patch: NJ Town’s Real Estate Market Named One Of The Hottest In U.S.: Report Montclair is not only the hottest town in New Jersey for real estate, but the fourth hottest in the entire country, according to Realtor.com data … Continue reading

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A new era in NJ politics? Thanks Murphy!

From CNN: Federal court scraps New Jersey’s controversial ‘county line’ ballot design Voting rights advocates scored a major victory Friday in New Jersey when a federal judge struck down the use of a controversial primary ballot design that favored party-backed candidates. The … Continue reading

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NJ Loses Jobs

From NJ Spotlight News: NJ Recorded loss of 5,300 jobs in February For the first time in seven months, nonfarm employment has decreased in New Jersey. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a decrease by 5,300 jobs in February to reach … Continue reading

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Transit-based redevelopment

From Newsweek: Housing Market Solution Could Help New Jersey New Jersey might have just found a solution to its affordable housing crisis, and it involves the undeveloped land outside of its transit system. The Regional Plan Association found 74,000 acres of land … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Housing Bubble, New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics | 95 Comments