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Re: Jersey City Staple Rita & Joe's {Closing This Month}
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great Italian food. Eggplant parm is a must. Sad to see them close

Posted on: 2018/1/11 19:29
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Re: Nobody’s Above the Law - Mueller Firing Rapid Response
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"Bob Mueller is investigating Russia collusion"

"WHATABOUT HILLARY?"

lol

Posted on: 2017/12/17 3:24
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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I don't see a way that the increase in DTJC taxes in conjunction with the proposed changes to the federal tax laws will be offset by local market economics. The main reason that the RE market economics in DTJC have operated this way is because net expenses (principal + interest + taxes - tax shield savings) have made it attractive to purchase.

From a demand side, in 2018 you'll be paying significantly more out of pocket on a monthly basis due to the tax reval, and this pain will be magnified by also getting less $$ back at the end of the year from your tax return. This combined effect will have a marked downward effect on demand.

From a supply side - I'm assuming supply will not go down (i.e. they will not tear down any buildings) - if anything supply will increase as some people will not be willing or able to absorb such a dramatic increase in taxes, and will look to move to lower cost areas.

So you've got softening demand plus increased supply...seems to be a good predictor of lower average RE prices through 2018.

Posted on: 2017/12/15 15:02
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Re: Dish TV Users - Are you happy with service ?
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can't speak for Dish, but i have Directv and it's great. I don't get outages unless there's a blizzard or some sort of severe storm. Regular rain/snow won't affect my image. I do have YES/MSG and CBS. And the DVR functionality is great/easy to use.

Posted on: 2017/12/14 19:50
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/RevaluationUpdate

if you click "1-4 family neighborhood analysis" on the bottom of the page, it opens a PDF with average tax increases by neighborhood. Downtown JC taxes are looking to go up by 50% (unless I'm misinterpreting the table). But...tell me again how the housing prices won't be affected by this?

Posted on: 2017/12/14 15:55
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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question - even though a state may legalize its sale, can't companies still drug test potential new employees? (or possibly even test existing employees at random?)

Posted on: 2017/12/6 21:56
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Quote:

dtjcview wrote:
The Senate bill left the $1m interest deduction in-place, and 10k in SALTs. If passed, RE prices won't tank on policy.

Think Dolomiti is right, JC property prices will continue to be driven by supply and demand.


Most things I've read indicate exactly the opposite:

"The bill, if enacted into law, could send home prices tumbling 10 percent or more in parts of the New York area, according to one economic analysis. "

How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill https://nyti.ms/2nst8oG

I don't think that prices will drop 10%. But the uncertainty is enough to drive prices down in the short term IMO.

Posted on: 2017/12/5 2:01
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Re: Is street sweeping in effect for tomorrow Election Day?
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Quote:

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Their twitter never says till the day of.



the Jersey City parking authority twitter page (https://twitter.com/JCParking) had it up since yesterday - no it was canceled today for election day

Posted on: 2017/11/8 0:32
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Re: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza - Jersey City
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the artichoke pizza in union square is vastly overrated. give me a Ginos or Pizzamasters slice over them any day.

Posted on: 2017/11/8 0:30
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Re: Fair current value for a home with low taxes.
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I've been struggling with this as well and I disagree that the impact will be 0. You can already see it in the list prices and price reductions for existing inventory on the market. I think buyers are finally realizing that the ball is in their court. I have price alerts set for condos in JC/Hoboken/Weehawken, and over the past couple of months, I've noticed more and more JC properties sitting on the market or dropping in price. Of course, part of this is because the prices were too propped up to begin with.

I am in the "wait and see" camp. Of course, many other potential JC buyers are in the same boat, which is what is causing this short term downward pressure to prices currently. No one wants to get screwed with taxes next year.

Posted on: 2017/11/2 18:08
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Re: Educate Yourself - Two Public Question on the 11/7 Ballot!
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#1 No - There is no need to issue more debt for this. If it's that important, then make cuts elsewhere to provide additional funding for libraries.

#2 yes - If our beaches get contaminated by an oil spill, and we win $100 million in damages, then all $100 million should go towards restoring and improving these natural resources (after legal fees are paid).

Posted on: 2017/10/24 22:16
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Re: Is Senate run in Fulop's future?
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Quote:

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fresh face in the senate is welcome. Menendez is damaged goods anyway.


Fulop is a fresh face? Booker is a fresh face?


Fulop has never represented us in Washington so yes he is a fresh face. Booker had never represented us in Washington before he won so yes he was also a fresh face.

Posted on: 2017/9/21 12:51
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Re: Is Senate run in Fulop's future?
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fresh face in the senate is welcome. Menendez is damaged goods anyway.

Posted on: 2017/9/19 19:25
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Re: Anyone looking to move into 70 Columbus?
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how much per month? and is there parking?

Posted on: 2017/9/12 15:58
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Re: The Beacon
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saw a listing for a condo sale at the Beacon, but it said "Ongoing litigation between the association and the builder.". Does anyone know what the litigation is about?

Posted on: 2017/8/28 15:29
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Re: Jersey City Fireworks Celebration Changed to Exchange Place In Jersey City
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it was crowded but i was able to get near the waterfront around 9ish. Had a nice view of the fireworks. It looked fun with the rides and food trucks - I wish I had gone earlier to enjoy the full day. Overall I had a good time

Posted on: 2017/7/5 20:18
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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^^ ok thanks that helps. I wonder if the reval will serve to stabilize prices in DTJC (or even lower them). Then again, people seem to be getting wrapped up in a real estate bubble again so I wouldn't be surprised if condo prices keep increasing, even if the tax bills will go up by a few thousand $$/yr

Posted on: 2017/6/30 14:53
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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i have a question about how property taxes are handled now (pre reval). If i buy a condo that had been paying $5k/yr in taxes, will my property tax rate go up based on my purchase price?

Then when the reval is done, could it potentially go up again?

Posted on: 2017/6/30 14:18
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Re: Something Major is happening in the Heights right now...
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Supposedly a car chase and crash ? Near tonnelle and north

Posted on: 2017/6/5 3:58
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Re: Bus from Journal Square to LaGuardia Airport?
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Jersey city to LGA or JFK is a pain. any $ savings in the flight is almost surely wiped out by either A) the price of transportation to/from the airport, and B) the time wasted to/from the airport. If you live in NJ, it's recommended to pay extra to fly out of EWR.

If you are traveling alone, I would take the recommendation from the poster above - bus into Port Authority, then take the NYC airporter.

If you are traveling with someone else - consider just taking a yellow cab once you get to Port Authority. The price for a cab from Manhattan to LGA is around the same as 2 shuttle ride payments.

Posted on: 2017/5/1 15:09
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Re: Jury duty questions
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Thanks for the replies. Here are some thoughts on my experience:

- I drove since I was running late (dumb), and parked in JSQ PATH since I wasn't sure if the small lot across the street from the courthouse would have spots. It is better to take the bus or PATH, and if you have to drive, park in the lot across the street - they should have spots

- I wasn't able to get one of the small desks to sit in, but I did get a seat in the far right hand corner of the room in a folding chair. The seat is next to a window so you can set your bag/coat/food on the window ledge, and you are close enough to the power outlet at the desk next to you so you can plug your laptop or phone in.

- I didn't wind up getting called for a case, and they dismissed everyone by 3pm (and we were told not to come back for the 2nd day)

Posted on: 2017/3/29 16:15
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Re: Jury duty questions
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Quote:

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- The instructions said to call the night before after 5pm. What are the chances that I get dismissed at that point? - Slim to none. You will most likely need to show up.

- assuming I show up the day of - and assuming the lawyers don't like me as a potential juror, am I free to go? Or will I just get recycled as a potential juror for another case? - You will be sent back to the jury pool to wait for another case.

- Is this a minimum 2 day commitment? Or if I don't get chosen on the 1st day, I can go home and go on with my life? - If you are chosen to work a case, you would work that case. If you were chosen to work a case, but dismissed by the judge or lawyers, you go back to the jury pool. The last two times I did my jury duty they let us all go home after the first day saying there were no more cases on the schedule.

- Can I bring a work laptop to jury duty to do some work? - yes you can. There are little desks with outlets you can work at. There is also wi-fi. Get there early if you want one of those desks. They fill up fast.

Thanks in advance


Thanks - sounds like I am in this for the long haul. I will be sure to show up early to grab a desk

Posted on: 2017/3/23 15:21
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Re: Front yard parking
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dumb. Just allow home owners a front driveway, and also change the law to allow a second car parked on the street in the driveway spot. That way you get 2 fewer cars looking for parking spots around the neighborhood (the car parked inside the driveway + the car parked on the street in front of the driveway). Everyone else on the block benefits as there is less competition for the remaining spots.

Posted on: 2017/3/23 14:50
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Re: Jury duty questions
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bump - anyone served on a jury lately? I've also been summoned for the first time - due to show up next week.

- The instructions said to call the night before after 5pm. What are the chances that I get dismissed at that point?

- assuming I show up the day of - and assuming the lawyers don't like me as a potential juror, am I free to go? Or will I just get recycled as a potential juror for another case?

- Is this a minimum 2 day commitment? Or if I don't get chosen on the 1st day, I can go home and go on with my life?

- Can I bring a work laptop to jury duty to do some work?

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 2017/3/23 14:43
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Re: Jitney Bus
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I wish the jitneys would run an express route into manhattan.

start at JSQ, go down JFK Blvd, then turn right at Congress and head into the Lincoln Tunnel via the Hoboken viaduct. It would cut commute times by about 15-20 mins.

Not every bus would be an express bus obviously, but maybe one every 5-10 mins during peak hours.

How do we go about recommending this change?

Posted on: 2017/3/22 2:10
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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Quote:

JCMan8 wrote:
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thor800 wrote:
Quick appraisal of every property in town ?

Is that even possible ?


It won't be quick. If history is any indication, the process will be protracted and painful. But it is necessary.


any idea how long it would take before taxes change post-reval? 6 months? 1 year? 2 years?

Posted on: 2016/5/2 14:23
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Re: estimated cost of demolishing and building new 1 or 2 fam
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the question was purposely open ended with the hope that someone more familiar with it could fill in the missing pieces.

Posted on: 2016/3/7 1:43
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estimated cost of demolishing and building new 1 or 2 fam
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anyone have a ballpark estimate of what it would cost to demolish an existing 1 or 2 family house and rebuilding a new one? i know it can vary depending on design, features, etc....but ballpark what are we talking about? $50K? $100K? thanks

Posted on: 2016/2/26 20:31
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Re: Exclusive Buyer Agreement?
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thanks for the replies. what is a typical % commission rate that should be included in the contract? how do i know if i am getting a good deal or not? i don't want to be left on the hook owing the realtor a ton of $$$ if their percentage fee is too high.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 20:23
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Exclusive Buyer Agreement?
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Has anyone who has purchased a home or condo around here signed an "Exclusive Buyer Agreement"? A realtor I am working with now has asked me to sign it, but I've never heard of this until today and the limited research I've done has turned up mixed results (sign it / don't sign it!).

Would love to hear any firsthand experiences, etc. regarding such a contract. Thanks

Posted on: 2015/12/3 5:02
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