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Why Landlords are Selling in Downtown Jersey City

To understand why landlords are selling in downtown Jersey City, I turned to the MLS database.  I’ve always been comfortable with numbers and analyzing data.  By looking at the data, you can often spot trends that help anticipate what may happen in the future.  Although no one can predict the future, several months ago I […]

Dwell JC | Jun 21, 2018

Mortgage Rates Resume Upward Trend

This week mortgage rates resumed their upward trend, which is reported to be the most prolonged increase in 46 years.  According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average jumped to its second-highest level this year, rising to 4.62 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 4.54 percent a […]

Dwell JC | Jun 15, 2018

Knowing When to Sell your Investment Properties

Ever since the results of the tax revaluation were released earlier this year, I’ve been busy talking to clients about when they should sell their investment properties in Jersey City.  They tell me they are being bombarded with calls from Realtors telling them that they have buyers, sell now, it’s a sellers’ market!  In addition […]

Dwell JC | May 30, 2018

Location and Affordability Make this Hamilton Park 2-Family a MUST SEE!

Don’t miss this rare investment opportunity to own a 2-family home just steps from beautiful, historic Hamilton Park in the heart of Jersey City. The home has a garden-level studio apartment with backyard access and a 1-bedroom duplex with a top-floor master suite. This 3-story home could easily be re-configured as a one-family with room […]

Dwell JC | May 28, 2018

Jersey City Summer Events!

Have fun in the sun this summer at Jersey City Summer Events! Check out our list of activities, markets, concerts, arts, and more!  See you there! Riverview Jazz Festival – June 1st to 9th Friday June 1 • Kick Off at Owen Grundy Pier 4:30 – 9 pm The Riverview Jazz Festival Opening Party will be held […]

Dwell JC | May 27, 2018

Reval Survey Results are in!

Here are the reval survey results recently conducted by DwellJC.com over a ten-day period.  The survey reached 1155 property owners in Downtown Jersey City.  Of the 1155 that were sent the survey, 49 read it and 15 completed it.  The survey asked if the reval resulted in a property tax increase and, if so, the […]

Dwell JC | May 18, 2018

Location and Price Make this Newly Listed, 3-Family Townhouse a Hot Property

Everyone knows that location is a driving factor in the real estate market, and it’s just one reason why this townhouse located at 244½ First Street in Downtown Jersey City is an amazing opportunity. Just blocks from the Grove Street Station, this three-family brownstone an amazing investment opportunity. But let’s start with the location because it […]

Dwell JC | May 17, 2018

Downtown Jersey City – Q1 2018 Market Report

In Q1 2018, a four-family home on Mercer Street in downtown Jersey City sold for $1,937,500, which is just below the record high set last year of $2,270,000.  This quarter’s record sale was approximately 14% below asking, which compares unfavorably to last year’s record sale which sold for just 3.4% below asking.  On average, the […]

Dwell JC | Apr 29, 2018

Thinking of Selling in Downtown JC?

With so many folks talking about selling their homes in downtown Jersey City, I decided to share some of my recent experiences with clients preparing to sell.  As I previously reported, homeowners in downtown Jersey City have been among the hardest hit by the property tax revaluation with the annual taxes on many homes more […]

Dwell JC | Mar 30, 2018

Downtown Listings Surge since Revaluation

Downtown listings have surged since homeowners began receiving their reval letters last month.  Although it was not one of the steps outlined by Ward E Councilman, James Solomon, when he presented information about the revaluation throughout Ward E, clearly one of the options is for a homeowner to simply SELL their home. As I previously […]

Dwell JC | Mar 16, 2018