September 2017

The Print House – Sustainable Condos in the Heights

The Print House in the Heights is among the new wave of environmentally sustainable condominium developments underway in Jersey City.  According to the developer, Tom Chartier, “We’re building sustainable communities one building at a time.” The Chartier Redevelopment Group has indicated that they will be pursuing LEED certification for this project, which should be completed in […]

Dwell JC | Sep 25, 2017

Sustainable Design in Jersey City

Sustainable features such as green roofs help reduce the heat island effect, energy usage and global warming.  According to scientists, the most important climate influences caused by human activity are the emission of greenhouse gases (IPCC Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis) and changes in land use, such as urbanization and agriculture (Pielke, R.A. et […]

Dwell JC | Sep 18, 2017

Gentrification in Jersey City

I’m sure gentrification in Jersey City began long before I moved here 18 years ago but the recent acceleration has been dramatic.  When I moved to Downtown, it was a different place.  It was quieter, less congested, plenty of street parking but it was also more run-down.  It was rougher and felt a bit more […]

Dwell JC | Sep 12, 2017

Home Mortgage Rates Just Hit a 1-Year Low!

30-year home mortgage rates have dipped to 3.86 percent, which is its lowest level since last November.  According to AP, “concern over a slowdown in inflation has recently pushed bond prices higher — and some bond yields sharply lower. Record-low interest rates have helped spur home buying and boosted the housing market. Yet despite low […]

Dwell JC | Sep 11, 2017