Category Archives: Where’s the Beef?

How does this nonsense even make the news?

From the Bergen Record: Thinking about a staycation? Avoid these 2 NJ cities and travel to these instead We all need a getaway every once in a while, but you don’t always need to travel far to have a good … Continue reading

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This is the top 20?

From NJ1015: The top 10 hottest towns in New Jersey to buy a home

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Huh?

From the LA Times: Forget California exodus. New Jersey residents lead an influx back into the Golden State  After a half decade of Californians moving to places like Texas and Florida, an unlikely state has been supplying California with new … Continue reading

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What’s next year got in store?

From Bankrate: 2024 first-quarter housing trends: Rates begin to thaw “We typically see housing inventory remaining low until February and then ramping up from March onward,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. “Homebuying and open … Continue reading

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Sorry kids, the boomers aren’t leaving what you thought they were.

Great piece from Insider: The myth of the Great Boomer Wealth Transfer When my husband’s grandmother turned 87, our family realized it was time for us to take over her affairs. Grandma Sue was ailing and recently widowed, so we decided that … Continue reading

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Sorry stagers, physical home staging is dead

Hard to believe these staging companies ever really existed. Warehouses full of furniture? Using humans to temporarily move in and out furniture, just to get photographs of a home? It’s gotten a whole lot cheaper to put lipstick on the … Continue reading

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Because Garden State Plaza Needs 1400 Housing Units

From Costar: Unibail Seeks To Add Roughly 1,400 Housing Units to New Jersey Flagship Mall Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said it plans to build up to nearly 1,400 residential units as part of the major redevelopment and diversification of its large mall in North Jersey, … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

From MSN: The shrinking American home: As demand rises, builders go smaller “It’s pretty consistent nationally,” said Mikaela Arroyo, director of the New Home Trends Institute at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.  In an April report, JBREC surveyed 290 residential … Continue reading

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Prices Up, Inventory Down, Sales Cratering

From NJ Business: NJ Home Prices Rise but Inventory Falls Residential housing data released this week from New Jersey Realtors, the state trade association representing more than 61,000 Realtors, continues to point to a slower-than-usual summer market, with low inventory … Continue reading

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Where you shouldn’t buy

From Yahoo Finance: These Are the 10 Most Overpriced Housing Markets in the U.S. — 5 Are in Florida 10. Nashville, Tennessee 9. Tampa, Florida 8. Deltona, Florida 7. Detroit 6. Palm Bay, Florida 5. Lakeland, Florida 4. Memphis, Tennessee … Continue reading

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Not a good time to buy a home…

From CNBC: Consumer confidence in the housing market hits a new low, according to Fannie Mae Rising mortgage rates, high home prices and uncertainty in the overall economy have Americans feeling more pessimistic about the state of the housing market. … Continue reading

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No, they are going to spend like drunken sailors

From MarketWatch: ‘We’re likely to see one of the greatest transfers of intergenerational wealth,’ as $68 trillion set to ‘reshape economy,’ says head of TIAA What big issues will we be reading about in MarketWatch when it comes to retirement? … Continue reading

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Upgrade your house … on Joe

From CBS News: Biden’s inflation law offers up to $14,000 for home upgrades. Here’s how to qualify. President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act takes on climate change by helping Americansreduce their carbon footprint. A key element in that push is offering up … Continue reading

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Remember these guys from Bloomberg?

From Barrons: This Fund Promised Market-Beating Returns. Now It Has Filed for Bankruptcy. Brian Casey, who was appointed NRIA’s independent manager in late April, said in a first-day motion Wednesday that the Chapter 11 petition aimed to buy the Secaucus … Continue reading

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Up Up Up

From the APP: NJ inflation: Energy, furniture, food soar, and retirees may need jobs to pay for it As Valentine’s Day approached, Lou Smith, the owner of Blend on Main in Manasquan, last week found the wholesale price of a 2-pound … Continue reading

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