October 9, 2013
Thanks to tax preparation software, more of us are making fewer mistakes on our annual tax returns. But still, just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you, either in the form of a larger tax bill or a smaller refund.
September 26, 2013
Home prices rose more than 7 percent in North Jersey in August as the number of home sales jumped by more than 10 percent compared with a year earlier, the New Jersey Association of Realtors says.
September 24, 2013
The New Jersey Association of Realtors has launched a new database to streamline how Garden State housing statistics are tracked, providing a better picture of the market here and making much of the research available to businesses outside the real estate industry.
A modest recovery for S. Jersey home sales
September 17, 2013
August data released Monday by the New Jersey Association of Realtors confirm that Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties are experiencing a modest recovery in home sales and prices.
The Realtors group described the data, which cover the entire state, as a "comprehensive study" of New Jersey's housing market. It was designed for use by members and consumers, association CEO Jarrod Grasso said, and is available at www.njar.com/10k.
NJ Assoc. of REALTORS CEO Believes There Will Be Steady Growth in the Near Future
September 16, 2013
The latest report from the New Jersey Association of REALTORS has found single family home sales rising nearly 14 percent last month compared to the same period last year. Median sale prices increased more than 4 percent and home building has risen at least 30 percent so far this year. CEO of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS Jarrod Grasso told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he wasn’t surprised by the numbers because the housing market has been doing very well across the country and New Jersey is starting to catch up.
Selling in Late Summer
August 20, 2013
Bucking recent trends, the housing market is thriving across Bucks and Burlington counties in late summer, according to local real estate experts.
Ask agents what the slowest time of the year is for local real estate and they’ll tell you it’s typically late July and August — but not this year.
Obama's Sandy task force offers warning: Plan for more storms
August 19, 2013
NEW YORK — A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy has issued a report recommending 69 policy initiatives, most focused on a simple warning: Plan for future storms in an age of climate change and rising sea levels.
South Jersey Shore's home prices finally on the rise
Press of AC
August 18, 2013
The shore area of South Jersey finally may be joining the improving housing market elsewhere in the nation.
The median existing single-family home in the region sold for $7,800 more in the second quarter than one year earlier, according to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors, or NAR.
Home buyers can get loans for Sandy-stricken counties
August 5, 2013
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Among the $1.83 billion the federal government has so far given to the state of New Jersey to help it recover from Superstorm Sandy, $25 million has been set aside to help low- and moderate-income families buy homes in Sandy-stricken counties.
Home Sizes Expand: Are McMansions Making a Comeback?
August 5, 2013
As sales improve and prices rebound, another housing component is showing growth: square footage. During the real estate lull, the average home size shrunk. However, while the housing market shows signs of recovery, larger and more luxurious homes are also making a comeback.
New Home Construction Up in Moorestown
July 30, 2013
After several lackluster years, Moorestown's real estate market is beginning to bounce back.
According to a recent report from NJ Spotlight, there was a 38 percent increase in the number of homes built in New Jersey from 2009 to 2012.
NJ’s Sandy recovery continues
Shore News Today
July 18, 2013
While other coastal counties have already seen smaller-than-originally-proposed V-zones on FEMA’s working maps, Cape May County is still in the dark.
But, new maps for the county are being drawn up the Federal Emergency Management Agency.