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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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we are only at the first inning here in the US, NY/NJ. Every outbreak in other cities italy, s korea, and wuhan. All follow the exact same timeline.

1) A few cases reported - noone cares
2) 1 - 2 weeks later - 100-200 cases reported, people became concerned but still doesn't care
3) 3+ weeks onward- full blown outbreak, everyone panics and city shuts down.

Follow the same timeframe, look for mid to late march for this to happen here. It will get a lot worse in cities like NYC / Hudson where people jam pack onto subways, buses, and light rails.

Majority of people still not wearing masks, i see tons of people together by weehawken play ground all with kids playing together. How dumb can you get, those same people will go into full panic mode in a few weeks.

Last point - masks. Everyone should wear masks, it's NOT to protect you from catching the virus (although it is somewhat effective if used properly). It is to protect OTHERS from getting the virus from you. Mask is highly effective to prevent your crap from going out to other people in case you are sick and don't know it.

That's the key thing how wuhan/china is able to get the virus under control. Everyone there must wear mask as a policy, so even if you are sick and walk around other people, chance of you spreading it to them is very low.

US and Europe, people seem to have this negative misconception about mask, as if afraid of being labeled sick. When in fact, it's the opposite and the responsible thing to do, to ensure you dont spread it to other people if infected.

/rant off

stay safe, work from home if possible, and good luck.


I will quote myself from March 10th. Everything unfolded as predicted sadly. It is just batsht crazy people are still NOT wearing masks, and government is still not recommending everyone to wear masks.

There is no words on how fking stupid this is. If everyone wear masks then you can’t give to other people in public, and that’s how you stop this thing. Everyone in Asia is just looking at US and Europe going wtf..

Posted on: 4/3 5:05
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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...The biggest worry now is Italy and rest of Europe, people there are still rallying en mass on the street without masks to protest against government quarantine, just nuts.


So I work for a large investment company in Europe (used to live in JC, still re-appear ever fee months). Said company has offices all over. There are no 'mass protests' against goverment quarantine - where on earth are you getting this stuff?

And as for stopping people from Europe (including the island of iceland and excluding the British Isles (including Ireland)), seems a bit daft considering the lack of testing in the US means that a visitor is more likely to go back to europe with covad-19 than bring it to the US...


To clarify, I mean Italy not all Europe.

https://youtu.be/IGBO5YGynr0

Look at around 1:30 no one is wearing mask also

There is another night protest video my friend sent me in wechat, it was packed in narrow streets chanting something

Posted on: 3/12 15:46
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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Majority of people still not wearing masks, i see tons of people together by weehawken play ground all with kids playing together. How dumb can you get, those same people will go into full panic mode in a few weeks.



To be fair, you can't get masks right now. My wife has a few left over (she has been wearing them because of chemo), but can't get more. Her sister is an RN and they are running out of them in her facility as well.

Turns out most of the masks are made in China which is undergoing a severe supply chain disruption.

If the official Chinese numbers are to be believed, new cases are dropping to zero due to the aggressive quarantines. So maybe trade will resume in the next 30 days or so...

The country to watch will be South Korea. They have instituted the equivalent of drive-thru testing and are basically testing the entire country.


You can still get them from eBay pretty easily at $1 per mask. Just have to smart and search for below criteria. I bought 200 3M and medline masks for $250 total came in 2 days all new sealed.

1) search for brand name 3M or medline surgical mask in quantities of 50 or 100, don’t fall for the no brand crap on top of the search results
2) check to make sure seller is US based, not new seller, and has 1000+ 99%+ feedbacks
3) check seller is selling in volume with at least 100+ units sold daily.

There are still plenty on eBay. Amazon and google is all scams or low quality crap from China now, so don’t bother.

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Situation in China - I have many family and friends there on the ground. The situation is completely under control now. Shanghai - China’s most populated financial capital hasn’t had a single case in 5 days, everyone is going back to work and everything is reopening now. Everyone still wear masks though, govt sends them to every household free weekly. Wuhan the epicenter still has new cases but it is very low volume, they already got rid of like 10 temporary hospital because they all empty now, and the city is still completely sealed off.

Now the biggest worry ironically is people coming into china. There is a mandatory 14 day quarantine as condition to allow entry. Once you arrive and screened, you are given mask if don’t have, and government bus takes you directly to your home/hotel, then you stay there for 14 days, if you try to leave you get placed in public quarantine..

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South Korea seem to be getting it under control due to their unbelievable good testing and coordinated response. The biggest worry now is Italy and rest of Europe, people there are still rallying en mass on the street without masks to protest against government quarantine, just nuts. India is also a big worry, if it starts it will spread like wildfire due to the density and lack of good public health system.

Don’t think I ever see myself say this, but I agree with trump for implementing the travel restrictions from Europe.

Posted on: 3/12 4:04
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Re: Coronavirus is now in Hudson County
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we are only at the first inning here in the US, NY/NJ. Every outbreak in other cities italy, s korea, and wuhan. All follow the exact same timeline.

1) A few cases reported - noone cares
2) 1 - 2 weeks later - 100-200 cases reported, people became concerned but still doesn't care
3) 3+ weeks onward- full blown outbreak, everyone panics and city shuts down.

Follow the same timeframe, look for mid to late march for this to happen here. It will get a lot worse in cities like NYC / Hudson where people jam pack onto subways, buses, and light rails.

Majority of people still not wearing masks, i see tons of people together by weehawken play ground all with kids playing together. How dumb can you get, those same people will go into full panic mode in a few weeks.

Last point - masks. Everyone should wear masks, it's NOT to protect you from catching the virus (although it is somewhat effective if used properly). It is to protect OTHERS from getting the virus from you. Mask is highly effective to prevent your crap from going out to other people in case you are sick and don't know it.

That's the key thing how wuhan/china is able to get the virus under control. Everyone there must wear mask as a policy, so even if you are sick and walk around other people, chance of you spreading it to them is very low.

US and Europe, people seem to have this negative misconception about mask, as if afraid of being labeled sick. When in fact, it's the opposite and the responsible thing to do, to ensure you dont spread it to other people if infected.

/rant off

stay safe, work from home if possible, and good luck.

Posted on: 3/10 2:13
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Re: ‘Unsettling’: Six Exchange Place food trucks impounded for multiple violations...
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that's why i never order from those food trucks, just not worth saving a few bucks. They never looked clean and there is no regulation at all against the food they serve.

Posted on: 2019/8/14 2:07
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Re: Port Authority announces plan to increase PATH capacity, reduce delays
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To all the dumb shits that complain about Jersey City's resurgence by saying they shouldnt allow new development because the PATH train is overcrowded. Look at the results...

As I always knew, the new developments has forced PATH train service to being improved with more trains, better frequency, and a 40% increase in capacity to accommodate the new comers. This would have never happened had Jersey City was still in decline.

Now gotta find the idiota that encourage people to contact the PATH director on linkedin. Nope. It was the crisis created by the new development that forced the improvements. Not your DM.


You mean the dumbfk who wants everyone to show up at public meetings to whine about building more highrises?

Go ahead pat yourself on the back, I am sure this plan got rolled out all because of your brilliant idea, damn waste of oxygen.

Posted on: 2019/6/21 5:27
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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Oh snap, sht just got real

Posted on: 2019/5/3 12:01
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Re: The 50 restaurants in Jersey City that matter, ranked worst to best
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Rank 45. Talde
8 Erie St.
Some saw the arrival of Top Chef star Dale Talde's restaurant as a sign that Jersey City had solidified itself as a foodie destination. While the city certainly has made its mark, it's not because of Talde, which leans more on its style than substance. The ornate decor is impressive, but the pan-Asian fare is disappointing and overpriced. The dumplings we had were lukewarm and blue crab fried rice tasted more like mayonnaise fried rice. Talde was one of the biggest letdowns of this list; the first few times I came here (when it first opened in 2015) it was stellar. Whatever happened, the quality has declined — its no longer in elite company.


The writer is being too generous, this place is absolute sht - vomit in the mouth. Every dish is crap, most are so salty we have to wash it in water before they become edible.

Coming from a chinese family who loves their food, I have had many authentic asian dishes from various countries in asia / flushing / chinatown, as well as accepted the "asian fusion" fad of americanizing certain type of asian food - if done right they are decent.

But not this place, not even remotely close, can honestly say it's the worst "asian" restaurant I have ever been to, and I have been to many pretty crappy restaurants.

The food is just no edible, it constantly amazes me as I walk by that place every day how it manages to stay open. Maybe people are just going there to talk and drink? Because the food is disgusting, never mind the price.

Posted on: 2019/4/20 19:16
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Re: First female head of PATH system says she will improve rider experience
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instead of whining here, use the LinkedIn link and send her a message directly. If enough people do it on similar topic like weekend service, things might actually get done.


With all due respect, another useless idea. I like my idea the best and it's the most probably to happen. What the public can do is show up at public meetings and support high-density intensification near the PATH stations like the Journal Squared towers. Adding thousands of new residents with high disposable incomes brings about a better passenger experience like Magnolia Plaza.

Eventually enough rich people will ride PATH into Manhattan and will complain about things like weekend service via Hoboken and general overcrowding. The Port Authority would be wise to take notice and make the positive changes or the politicians will take notice of unhappy constituents and order the Port Authority to act.


Yeah ok.. makes perfect sense that a bunch of overworked people will show up in a town hall meeting to complain about path than just send an online message directly to the path head.

Do you also believe in unicorns and Santa Claus.

Posted on: 2019/4/17 14:13
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Re: Baby found dead in suitcase on PATH tracks
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None of those articles said how the girl died, if it was neglect or murder, why is the father only facing such a minor charge.

How did this poor girl die, have they ever found the cause or killer

Posted on: 2019/4/16 14:37
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Re: First female head of PATH system says she will improve rider experience
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instead of whining here, use the LinkedIn link and send her a message directly. If enough people do it on similar topic like weekend service, things might actually get done.

I gave up on path long ago. My weekend commute to city is PH ferry then walk or Uber.

Posted on: 2019/4/16 14:30
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Re: Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall
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Bleh there is nothing new, all they did was moving the food vendor already there to the new area.

Most of the food there are terrible and overpriced, ramen is instant noodle, sushi is just supermarket being resold, and no idea what those non-Koreans are doing with the Korean food stand, the mess tasted nothing like Korean food and just bad.

Only the poke, pizza and crab cake are just ok but still expensive.

They really need some decent choice in that area. Hate walking to Newport / Hoboken for some decent ramen / food.

Posted on: 2019/3/20 21:59
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Re: Chaos at Jersey City mall as shot fired
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1) Friday evening and Sat is when all the gangbangers from the ghettos come to Newport mall via the free light rail. It’s not the first and certainly won’t be the last. That’s why I avoid the mall during those times.

2) Fulop and jcpd needs to stop padding themselves on the back every 2 minutes on what a wonderful job they did, it’s annoying. If they really did a good job those gangbangers won’t be in Newport or at least the situation won’t escalate to this level with strong police presence.

Glad no one innocent got hurt.

Posted on: 2019/1/12 3:50
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water main break in newport area?
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Anyone have details on the water main break in newport area today? i just got an alert from work told us not to come to work as the office building (right on washington blvd in newport) are not accessible due to water main break. So it seems pretty bad but cant find any details.

Posted on: 2018/9/17 12:52
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Re: 50 NJ High Schools with best SAT scores -- McNair at #20
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McNair opened in 1976. I think we can all agree the student composition in terms of feeder schools may have changed over time.


I agree with you, it stopped being number one to just being a good school. McNair lost that population from Catholic schools.


so you are saying catholic school produce superior students.

how do you explain Stuyvesant HS then? which is considered one of the top 10 in NY consistently over the years. And ~70% of the kids there are Asian - not from catholic schools. And it's been that way since I went there, almost 20 years ago.

Posted on: 2018/2/22 19:42
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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I am not clear why abatement tax will be higher than your actual property tax, according to above info i was given from the abatement tax lady, it should never happen. I guess maybe some building has special non-standard abatement contracts.


This is because some abatements are based on, at least for a portion of the abatement period, on a calculation that has nothing to do with the normal tax rates, but a formula based on the highest purchase price and common charges. It is possible for that formula to wind up creating a number that is higher than the unabated tax bill.


This. Plus, remember that 80% of the previous "effective tax rate" (.8 * 2.1 = 1.68) actually comes out higher than the estimated tax rate for 2018. Abatements were based on a "calculated" effective tax rate that we now know was completely off.



1) Abatement based on purchase price - that explanation makes sense. I remember while reading my pilot doc it had similar provision, and pick whatever is the higher $. Since my building's abatement started like 15-20 years back, this is a non-item as 80% of my current property tax will always be much higher than the purchase price back then for the unit.

But i can see if you bought a million dollar condo with abatement now, you may end up paying more than normal tax even with the percent discount if abatement is based on the million dollar purchase price while regular tax is based on the assessed value.

2) bodhipooh, i am not clear on the tax rate you mentioned. The previous tax rate is 7.8. The proposed tax rate is 1.62 The abatement discount is always 80%.

So it's previous assessed value * 0.078 * 0.8 vs new assessed value * 0.0162 * 0.8

If assessed value remain same then the property tax would go down significantly, but in my case and most cases the new assessed value is significantly higher. So even with the lower rate your new property tax is higher. Abatement is always just 80% of the actual property tax (assume it's not based on purchase price or anything special as previously said).

Can you clarify? thanks

Posted on: 2018/2/13 15:18
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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OP here, so I went to city hall and met with both the representative from the appraisal company(lots angry people there) and also the abatement clerk in the tax collector office to get to the bottom of this.

Here are the info:

1) New tax rate * new total assessment value = your property tax.
2) New tax rate is still being determined by JC and is not available, the best guess appraisers used is 1.62. So it should be close to that number.
3) New total assessment value is the sum of land + structure, and the total of course varies between each unit depends on the new assessment you got.
4) Compare the new total assessment against similar units in your area sold in the last year, if your assessment is higher (by 15%) you should file tax appeal to reduce it. If it is not, you can still file tax appeal but it wont help much. Key is finding similar comparable units sold in the last year with a lower price than your total assessment.

5) Now for pilot/abatement, it is only on the structure, you pay land tax as regular tax.

Easier to explain using my example:

My current 2017 assessment (include exempt + taxable portion) is $132,800
-TAXABLE PORTION: $3,500 (actual taxes @ 7.8 rate/$100 assessed = $273)--> $3500 is the previous land assessment, and I pay $273/year as regular tax for land.
-EXEMPT PORTION: $129,300 --> this is the tax abatement portion (i pay ~$8000 in abatement, which is 80% of the actual property tax: 129300*0.078*0.8 )

New 2018 assessment is $584,700
- TAXABLE PORTION: $100,000 (estimated taxes @1.62 rate/$100 assessed = $1,620) --> $100,000 is the new land assessment. And with the new rate, i pay $1620 in regular tax for land
- EXEMPT PORTION: $484,700 --> this is the new tax abatement portion, similar to before, i will pay 80% of the actual property tax. So in this case: 484700*0.0162*0.8 (assume actual rate is 1.62)


6) Final note on abatement, for the abatement percentage (80% in my case) of total tax you pay for abatement, refer to your building docs as many have said. They increase as the years go on (varies by building, example: 15% of actual tax for year1-5, 40% for year5-10, 60% for year10-20, 80% for year20-expiration). Refer to your pilot abatement docs.

Another easier way is take the sum of abatement payment + regular tax(land tax) for last year divide by the actual annual tax you would paid if there was no abatement, and that percentage is your current abatement percent discount of actual property tax.

So dont worry too much about your abatement, focus on finding out what your actual tax will be without abatement, if that is reasonable, then you should be fine.

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I am not clear why abatement tax will be higher than your actual property tax, according to above info i was given from the abatement tax lady, it should never happen. I guess maybe some building has special non-standard abatement contracts.

Posted on: 2018/2/12 23:40
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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i agree with everyone about paying their fair share of the property tax and those under assessed already lucked out for the past years.

However there needs to be a transition period as oppose to this shock of a $20K+ increase as the OP had.

Imagine people who have been living in those brownstones for 10-20 years or newcomers, who doesnt read the forum or understand that a reval means you get a 20K tax increase (and no one knows the numbers until they get the letter this past 2 weeks).

Now all of sudden they need to pay 20k extra a year.

What should have happened is they do the reval, letting the owners know the new tax will be 20k higher, and the tax gets increased 25% each year until it hit the 20k threshold.

This at least give those people time to move out or get their money prepared to pay the increase.

In short, agree with the reval/assessments, but doesnt agree with this piss poor execution they have done.

Posted on: 2018/2/2 20:29
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Re: help reading appraisal from revaluation
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What happens if you move out of PILOT will it be 1.62*584k ?


i dunno, i am so confused with this abatement, i wish there is a site or someone knowledgeable who can explain.

Going by 584k * 1.62 = $9460, i will actually be paying the same as with abatement which is: $8000 (abatement) + 1620 = 9620.

And if you remove abatement all together, my previous regular tax below, which is 132800*0.078 = $10358.

So my property tax actually went down a little? But then why is only 3500/132800 regular tax last year, but this year it is 100000/584700 regular tax? None of this makes any freaking sense.

My current 2017 assessment (include exempt + taxable portion) is $132,800
-TAXABLE PORTION: $3,500 (actual taxes @ 7.8 rate/$100 assessed = $273)
-EXEMPT PORTION: $129,300

New 2018 assessment is $584,700
- TAXABLE PORTION: $100,000 (estimated taxes @1.62 rate/$100 assessed = $1,620)
- EXEMPT PORTION: $484,700

Posted on: 2018/2/2 20:16

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help reading appraisal from revaluation
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Hi guys,

As part of the revaluation in jersey city, i was just sent an appraisal report for my 1 br condo in downtown, which is still under tax abatement.

I currently pay ~$8k in abatement tax and ~$270 in property tax

I need some help on reading what this bill is actually saying, because it is very confusing. Can someone please in simple terms explain to me what the appraiser is saying and what my new tax abatement and property tax will be?

This is what is in the letter:

My current 2017 assessment (include exempt + taxable portion) is $132,800
-TAXABLE PORTION: $3,500 (actual taxes @ 7.8 rate/$100 assessed = $273)
-EXEMPT PORTION: $129,300

New 2018 assessment is $584,700
- TAXABLE PORTION: $100,000 (estimated taxes @1.62 rate/$100 assessed = $1,620)
- EXEMPT PORTION: $484,700

So my understanding is my property tax is going up from $273 to $1,620. But what about my tax abatement which is currently at $8000, the exempt portion amount also went up 4x, does that mean i have to pay $32,000 in tax abatement payments now? for a 1br condo???

Any clarity you guys can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Posted on: 2018/1/31 3:23
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3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
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Hi, the 3rd quarter tax bill is due on 8/1, yet they are still missing from the jersey city website, so i cannot make the payment.

Does anyone know what's going on? usually they are available a month or 2 in advance.

thanks

Posted on: 2017/7/25 22:55
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Re: Seeking a reliable Landlord/Tenant Lawyer
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STRONGLY recommend Dianne E Laurenzo, 201-448-8068, office in Hackensack and Hoboken.
When we bought our current DTJC condo, it was tenant occupied, they refused to leave, the owner started a costly eviction process, it was a nightmare as we had already closed.
Dianne breezed through the nightmare, she answers her phone, in addition to real estate she is a criminal lawyer, she sorted out the whole mess with no loose ends, which is what we all want.
Good luck, let us know what happens!


tag

thank you

Posted on: 2017/6/12 14:56
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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hi for a high rise condo in downtown jersey city, if i am not home when the inspector comes will it have a negative impact on my reval tax?

the days he suppose to be here i need to work. i assume since it's a condo with many similar units, they can just use similar unit's value for my reval.

Is that accurate? i am not trying to avoid a reval, just cant leave work.

Posted on: 2017/6/6 22:13
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


yeah that's the going price, you should be able to sell it without much difficulty.

i sold my 1br in portofino in 2015 for 570k at full asking in 1 week thinking i made out like a bandit, little did i know i lost 100k by not waiting another year.

the prices are really crazy, during the absolute height of the bubble - where loans are being issued to anyone including their pets, the same 1br was going for 460k and 2br2ba was 550k in my building. Now we are at 50% higher than the high of the 06 bubble.

just mind boggling



Especially with the reval looming. Who is spending this $ on these places and what is the logic behind it? If you just do a P/E analysis you can see how bubbilicious it is. $700K for a 1 bedroom in JC w/no parking, a huge tax bill, and a decent maintenance fee?!

Or is there a significant tax abatement on the Gulls Cove properties??



majority of the highrise condos have tax abatement in place, although you still pay a lot of taxes - it isnt a true tax abatement like in ny where you pay like $100 tax a year for 10 years. But the abatement nonetheless shields you from significant tax hikes and keep it stable.

The idea is you sell it with about 3-5 years of tax abatement left to pass the unit to the next clueless person - game of musical chairs. Because when the abatement expires, you can expect at least a 30% tax hike.

The reval is really against the brownstones and non-highrises who are paying 5k taxes a year right now, especially those units that were renovated and sold for 1mil+. It will end in tears for those owners, unless they are rich enough they dont care - but then why would you be in jc instead of nyc

Posted on: 2017/3/29 18:54
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Re: FSBO 1Bd @ GullsCove South Facing
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Thats the comps actually ... the last unit in my line just sold for $680K without parking... Prices have gone up... Phase 2 is over $950 a sq/ft (was raised over the weekend) -- and thats for a North Facing Unit... so my South Facing unit @ $869/sqft is a bargain. I have done my research :)


yeah that's the going price, you should be able to sell it without much difficulty.

i sold my 1br in portofino in 2015 for 570k at full asking in 1 week thinking i made out like a bandit, little did i know i lost 100k by not waiting another year.

the prices are really crazy, during the absolute height of the bubble - where loans are being issued to anyone including their pets, the same 1br was going for 460k and 2br2ba was 550k in my building. Now we are at 50% higher than the high of the 06 bubble.

just mind boggling


Posted on: 2017/3/29 18:13
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Re: Property Tax Appeal - Comparable Sales
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this is so easy to do in jc / hudson, dont know why you need a lawyer.

They allow you to submit the appeal directly online, you can find recent comps online also on the nj tax record site. Then they will send you a letter usually offer you a number that's slightly higher than what you wanted but still considerably lower than the current value. If you accept then you are done, you only need to goto court if you reject (which is stupid). The whole submission takes like 15 mins to do.

I have done it a few times and all went very smoothly and lowered my tax on average 15-20%. Your "lawyer" is probably doing the exact same thing except charging you $$$$.

Just a word of caution though, those are during the "down" years where it's very easy to show comps that are sold 30% lower than your current appraisal value. Nowdays the comps will probably be HIGHER than your appraisal value, in downtown at least, so it will be stupid trying to appeal your tax...by showing comps that are sold for higher.

So as you guys can see timing is everything when filing property tax appeals. You should be filing every year as as long as the property value are declining and lower than your appraisal.

Unless you bought recently, nowdays almost all the appraisals are lower than the market value. So it's moot to appeal, what exactly will you be appealing? to increase your taxes?

Posted on: 2017/3/22 18:12
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Re: Wood floor sanding and varnishing
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i mean install prefinished hardwood floors engineered or regular.

your points are valid, it's up to the individual, just giving my experience.

Our upstairs floors were badly damaged so we decided to replace them with engineered wood floor ~700 sqf, and the whole thing was done in 2 days after delivery with very little odor or issues.

So just comparing to the downstairs refinish, we definitely just going to replace going forward, unless like what the previous poster said you got some 1850 special wood floors etc..

Posted on: 2017/3/17 13:44
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Monroe wrote:
jcguy05, I guess it's a fantasy that a developer wants to plant a giant development directly to the north of the LSC . . . http://newyorkyimby.com/2017/01/2265- ... n-avenue-jersey-city.html


It IS definitely a fantasy until breaking ground. please..those plots of land around there has been sitting vacant for decades even during the mega real estate booms in 07 and now.

Even with the golf course next door, port liberte (another disaster), and lsc very close, noone wants to touch those lands because of the location and access to....well nothing.

it's a gift someone is willing to develop it and even build school and public space on it. Just giving it away for free to build high density "cookie cutter" condo/rentals there is much better than what it is now...

Posted on: 2017/3/16 21:03
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Re: General contractor recos for condo work
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newbie100 wrote:
Looking for a contractor to do wooden floor (sanding and refinishing), painting and a little bit of electrical work (add wiring for and ceiling fan to a room). Need someone who has experience working in condo buildings in downtown JC and has the required contractor insurance.


unless you have some very special wood, dont do it. I just had it done and the chemical is so bad 10x worse than paint, my neighbor called the fire dept. I had the whole place vented afterwards with homedepot blow fans to create a vacuum for over 4 weeks now and the smell is still there. And from my understanding those are very harmful to you inhaled.

It's absolutely NOT worth it to resand and refinish, instead just get new floor installed. The cost is really not that much higher and you dont have to deal with the chemicals. I hired a very experienced contractor but this is the process no way around it.

They have the new water based whatever refinish coating now but my contractor said those dont last and end up looking bad - he has no reason to lie to me as i am paying for all material.

if i had to do it over again i definitely would just have new floors installed, cost may $1500 more for builder grade bruce brand level engineered or hardwood for a 700 sqf.


Posted on: 2017/3/16 19:24
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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all you whiners forget this is swamp land sitting in the ghetto of jersey city.

you are in fantasy land if you think some developer will come buy this land even to build "cookie cutter" condos or rentals. There are so much vacant lots in the ghettos of jersey city outside of downtown and journal square area, the city couldnt give them away if wanted to for development.

this will transform a blight pocket of land into a nice thing while providing benefits such as the school back to the city.

all you people do is whine and whine whenever there is ANY development going on anywhere in jersey city, be it downtown, jsq, or in the ghettos. I am glad none of you are running jersey city, otherwise the entire city will still be an abandoned warehouse/factory dump

Posted on: 2017/3/16 18:54
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