Category Archives: Unrest

Fewer options for rent controlled areas

From HousingWire: Trump’s housing-finance plan aims to curb GSE lending in areas with rent control Buckle your seatbelts, California. You may be in for another showdown with the Trump administration. You too, New York and Oregon. When Treasury released its housing finance … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 84 Comments

Why NJ is f*cked

From the Star Ledger: N.J. is facing a $1.2B public-worker pension time bomb In the waning days of his administration, Gov. Chris Christie left his successor Phil Murphy a parting gift, of sorts. For years, New Jersey had assumed its public pension fund would … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 85 Comments

Tax the shore

From WHYY: N.J. may roll back tax on Shore rentals, but details remain fuzzy New Jersey lawmakers are moving to exempt many Shore-goers from an unpopular new tax on home rentals, but it’s still unclear when the change would take … Continue reading

Posted in Property Taxes, Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 56 Comments

Paid less taxes, nobody cared

From the NYT: Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut If you’re an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year. And there’s a good chance you don’t believe it. Ever since President Trump signed the Republican-sponsored … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Unrest | 29 Comments

Movement of jah people!

From NJ Spotlight: IS THE FEDERAL SALT CAP PUTTING NJ RESIDENTS ON THE ROAD TO OTHER STATES? Cindy Myers, the president of a moving company based in Mahwah, said she’s seen a big uptick in out-of-state moves in the past … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Unrest | 76 Comments

I dip, you dip, we dip

From the APP: NJ double dippers: At least 64 public employees make more than Murphy It’s common for people to have a side hustle to make some extra cash. Then there are those who have many extra jobs. Working for the … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Unrest | 162 Comments

Expect the worst

From Bloomberg: Trump Tax Reform Hits Home in Wealthy New York Suburbs Nick Boniakowski’s clients bought a home in Northern New Jersey in 2016. Now they want to move again. They found a house they liked. It wasn’t the charm … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes, Unrest | 65 Comments

A new tax for property owners

From the Star Ledger: The controversial ’rain tax’ bill designed for N.J. flood defense has been signed into law  Local authorities in New Jersey now have a new tool to manage stormwaters and flooding. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 78 Comments

Millennials don’t understand the concept of repair.

You have an entire generation that grew up in a culture of disposable everything. Why would anyone think houses should be different? You don’t fix things, you get the new version. From CNBC: Most millennial homeowners have buyer’s remorse, a … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, National Real Estate, Unrest | 112 Comments

Anywhere but here

From the Real Deal: Why millionaires are fleeing NYC and New Jersey Volatile financial markets are leading high net worth individuals to leave New York and New Jersey in droves. Last year, the region encompassing New York City, Jersey City … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC, Unrest | 4 Comments

Shore only for the rich

From the Star Ledger: New rental tax worries some shore renters, homeowners A new tax in New Jersey on short-term lodging such as Airbnb rentals is rattling some property owners and renters who worry that it could deal a blow … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Property Taxes, Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 29 Comments

Maybe the infrastructure isn’t all junk?

From the Star Ledger: Andrew Cuomo shows Phil Murphy the light at the end of the tunnel Our governor was off on an African safari for the holidays. Meanwhile New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was doing some pretty impressive legwork … Continue reading

Posted in NYC, Politics, Unrest | 49 Comments

Rent a shore house, pay a new tax, unless you use a realtor

One of the most disgusting pieces of protectionist legislation I’ve ever seen. From the APP: NJ Airbnb users now must pay tax, unless they use a real estate agent Visitors to the Shore who want to avoid paying a new … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 38 Comments

Other peoples money

From the APP: Tax relief better be on the horizon if Phil Murphy wants to get re-elected For more than a decade, the Asbury Park Press has been a tireless advocate for property tax relief. We have written dozens of … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 26 Comments

All your homes are belong to us

From Reuters: Spiders, sewage and a flurry of fees – the other side of renting a house from Wall Street The rental home seemed so beautiful when McKayla Ferreira first laid eyes on it. The roof had three gables, fruit … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, Unrest | 85 Comments