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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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bodhipooh wrote:

I hate to ever entertain, or partake in, conspiracy theories, but given the history of shenanigans related to this reval, and the powerful vested interests, one can’t help wonder if this botched implementation is perhaps a way to further delay the implementation of the reval results.

Too Machiavellian??


Intended or unintended, it seems like the administration is not motivated to do a good job of it. e.g. the city has not provided clear information on how to interpret the land + building values for condos in abated buildings. Figuring this out is my Saturday night activity.

Posted on: 5/12 20:01
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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I was looking at the "Proposed Assessments" spreadsheet on
http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359. Does someone know what the "###" in the "2018 Taxes Estimated" column means? I could not find any description of it in the spreadsheet or on their website. Is it pending an assessment?

Posted on: 4/4 18:22
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Re: JC Public Schools is short $70 million
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BTW how many students does JC have and what is our per student spending?

Posted on: 3/30 17:08
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Can we stop feeding the troll?

Since the basic points have been gone into already, lets keep replies to useful updates and new points to be discussed.

Posted on: 2/26 20:14
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Re: New Amazon HQ
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Yvonne wrote:
I am surprised that Kearny was not considered, it has a large open spaces for development.

Good point Yvonne, many companies see the advantage that you noticed. Bindi the frozen Italian dessert import company relocated there from Totawa, they are on the Bellville Turnpike and open to the public.



Obviously, neither one of you understands what is important in deciding where to build a corporate headquarter for a technology company.

With the many choices on the list it's doubtful others do either, so please enlighten us bod.


Well, since you asked, I will try and disabuse you of your ignorance, a likely futile endeavor.

For starters, Amazon was quite clear about what it wants/needs in selecting a location for its new HQ2. Here’s a list of those requirements:
- existing buildings of at least 500,000 sf, and enough site space to grow to 8 MM sf.
- stable, business friendly taxes and regulations, coupled with local and state incentives
- strong labor pool, particularly in tech (of course) and, specifically, a strong university system offering relevant degrees, as well as K-12 schools that offer computer science programs.
- on site access to mass transit, easy access to an international airport (within 45 minutes) and major highways (less than two miles) with multiple transit options (including pedestrian and bike access)
- streamlined, quick building approval/permitting process (good luck with this one in NJ!) to ensure ability to be able to being construction almost immediately after selection
- likelihood of "culture fit" — which they defined as a diverse population, strong higher-education system, and local government that is “eager and willing to work with the company"
- and, last, the one requirement that really worked against many proposals: good quality of life, which they defined as a location where people want to live, that offers cultural and recreational opportunities, with high quality day to day living, low crime, availability of affordable housing.

To think that any given city, particularly Kearny, could be a contender just because it has "lots" of available space for construction demostrates a complete lack of grasp of what is being asked or expected.


See the article on Bloomberg listing pros/cons of the top 20 contenders.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/article ... ow-20-contenders-stack-up

One point it makes about cities with lots of space and cheap real estate that applies to Kearny: "The housing is cheap for a reason."

Posted on: 1/19 8:02
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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So what are the steps for pre-paying the taxes? This is my first year as a home owner in Jersey City so not clear about the process.


Posted on: 12/26 16:50
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Re: New owner/landlord isn't cashing rent checks
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You should really talk to some lawyers who help renters or look on boards dedicated to that purpose. Will get you better responses than JCList for such a critical topic.

Posted on: 2017/10/10 23:47
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Re: How Jared Kushner and others gerrymander to sell visas to foreigners — at a steep discount
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Monroe wrote:
A perfect example why PBS should be defunded from Federal funding, as this is overtly political. Where the eff was PBS during the Obama administration on this subject? The program has been in existence for years and supported by many Democrats.


So you are fine with this just because it was reported by PBS?

We should hold all businesses/politicians to a high standard irrespective of ideology.

Posted on: 2017/6/19 0:37
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Re: Debating Sprint vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile
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JerseyCityNj wrote:
Has anyone here used Google Project Fi? My brother in Baltimore likes it, saves him a lot of money on his phone bill. But I am curious if anyone in this area likes it?


I have used Project Fi (full disclosure I work for Google). Works well when you have coverage. It uses T-Mobile/Sprint networks depending on which one has a better signal. So your coverage will be as good/bad as these two providers. The phone choice is limited: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 or the newer Pixel phones (https://store.google.com/product/pixel_phone). The benefits of the service are:
- ability to suspend/resume service easily (saving money)
- you are charged only for the data you use (so if you use 500MB you pay only for that)
- cheaper rates when travelling internationally

Posted on: 2017/6/12 0:52
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Re: Whole Foods in JC?
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bill wrote:
It was announced today that Albertsons might buy Whole Foods. Albertsons also owns Acme. Hopefully this is good news?


This is not quite accurate. What was revealed is that Albertsons is considering making a takeover bid for Whole Foods. Albertsons is controlled by Cerberus. Jana Partners (a competitor of Cerberus) has also telegraphed similar intentions, going as far as accumulating a 9% stake in Whole Foods. Regardless of who wins out, this is not necessarily good news: these buyout firms can be brutal and vicious in their approach to achieve profitability.


Agreed. Private equity tends to load up the companies with lots of debt, pay themselves a huge fee for providing advice and reduce employee salaries and benefits. The helpful, cheerful employees you see will no longer be so if a PE firm acquires them.

Posted on: 2017/4/25 0:43
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Re: Question about selling my condo
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You are right that your agent will put it on the NJ MLS which will make it visible to all buyers in NJ. This will be picked up trulia, zillow etc.

Other options to consider which will save you money but require more effort on your part.

1. Use Redfin
https://www.redfin.com/why-sell
Lower fees than a traditional agent.

2. Sell yourself (by using one of the for sale by owner websites)
http://www.forsalebyowner.com/sellyourhome/

Posted on: 2017/4/22 22:55
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General contractor recos for condo work
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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.

Posted on: 2017/3/15 20:40
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