2014 Jun 13th

The Hoboken & Downtown JC Open House Google Map for Saturday, June 14th & Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The Original and Best Open House Google Map!


Courtesy of the Turoff Realty Team

No need to register! No form to fill out!

Just click on the map below to see every Open House in Hoboken this weekend:


Click HERE to see the Downtown Jersey City Open House Map

When you look at the maps, place markers are color coded:

  • Studios & 1BRs are red
  • 2BRs are green
  • 3BRs & Bigger are yellow
  • New listings are marked with a Push Pin icon (in the same color scheme.)

Click the “Address”, “Price” “Bed” or “Details” columns to sort the list of open houses in ascending or descending order.

Click on the location marker for:


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2014 Jun 10th

The Weekly Wednesday Wrap-Up – Hoboken Residential Sales and Activity for the Week of June 11th, 2014

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As of June 11th, 2014:

  • 212 active Hoboken listings
  • 198 Condo & Co-op listings, compared to 188 last week
  • 5 Single-family listings, compared to 7 last week
  • 9 Multi-family listings, compared to 11 last week

This Week’s Residential Property Sales & Activity:

  • 11 DABOs (Deposit Accepted By Owner and Under Contract) vs. 26 last week
  • 19 Sold vs 31 last week
  • 33 New listings vs. 35 last week
  • 6 Price changes vs. 10 last week
  • 1 expired listing vs. 2 last week


Studio & 1-Bedroom Properties

108 Active listings

16 New listings

2 Price changes


  • 307 1st St., 2 listed May 27 for $449K;
  • 1500 Washington St., 8A listed May 21 for $750K;

4 Sold

  • 1107 Washington St., 3 listed April 3 for $389K; sold for $389K;
  • 203 Washington St., 403 listed Oct 30 for $449K; reduced Nov 13 to $425K; sold for $410K;
  • 1450 Washington St., 209 listed Feb 11 for $620K; reduced Mar 21 to $597K; sold for $576K;
  • 1425 Garden St., 204 listed April 10 for $699K; sold for $690K;


2-Bedroom Properties

64 Active listings

14 New listings

2 Price changes


  • 717 Adams St., 4R listed June 6 for $439K;
  • 551 Observer Hghwy., 7E listed April 13 for $545K; reduced May 23 to $539K;
  • 728 Willow Ave., 4R listed May 28 for $600K;
  • 1200 Grand St., 317 listed May 8 for $649K;
  • 94 Clinton St., 4C listed May 29 for $739K;
  • 1500 Washington St., 8A listed May 27 for $750K;
  • 1025 Maxwell Ln., 1214 listed May 19 for  $1.299M;
14 Sold
  • 80 Madison St., 6 listed Feb 28 for $410K; sold for $412K;
  • 205 14th St., 2F listed April 15 for $419K; sold for $432K;
  • 316 Hudson St., 4A/4F listed Feb 19 for $429K; sold for $445K;
  • 805 Willow Ave., 4R listed Jan 29 for $465K; sold for $465K;
  • 1208 Washington St., 3N listed Mar 19 for $489K; sold for $485K;
  • 1100 Clinton St., 201 listed April 8 for $545K; sold for $545K;
  • 416-418 Grand St., 5A listed Mar 13 for $560K; sold for $575K;
  • 830 Monroe St., 6D listed Feb 4 for $615K; sold for $600K;
  • 222 Clinton St., 15 listed April 10 for $639K; sold for $639K;
  • 603 Madison St., C listed Feb 12 for $685K; reduced Mar 19 to $650K; sold for $640K;
  • 109 Jackson St., 3B listed April 8 for $649K; sold for $670K;
  • 350 7th St., 4E listed April 18 for $679K; sold for $727K;
  • 84 Adams St., 5F listed Mar 19 for $725K; sold for $745K;
  • 101 Park Ave., 3D listed Oct 8 for $780K; sold for $815K;


3-Bedroom & Larger Properties

26 Active listings

3 New listings

2 Price changes

9 Multi-Family Active listings

5 Single-Family Active listings


  • 510 Monroe St., 101 listed May 29 for $700K;
  • 710 Bloomfield St., listed Sept 26 for $2.499M; reduced Dec 2 to $1.899M; reduced April 7 to $1.799M; reduced April 24 to $1.725M; reduced May 15 to $1.699M;

1 sold

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2014 Jun 10th

Should Developers Get Variances for 12-Story Rental Buildings in Hoboken?



There is a Hoboken zoning board meeting next Tuesday night, June 17th, to decide if a number of variances should be granted for a project proposed for 1300 Jefferson Street.

The complex would purportedly include a bowling alley.  I’m not a bowler but I do love Brooklyn Bowl (in Brooklyn & now Las Vegas) and Rock ‘n Bowl (in New Orleans.)  These venues offer live music in a fun atmosphere along with bowling lanes, superb food and beer.  Have the developers ever been to these places?  With the void created by the departure of Maxwell’s, I predict that type of music venue would be a huge success in Hoboken.  If just an ordinary bowling alley – meh.  The details on the 1300 Jefferson web site are a bit sketchy  and contain many typos (which does not fill me with confidence.)

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What really strikes me about the proposal, however are two things.  First, are these rental buildings or condos?  It is not clear from the website.  People should ask themselves, do we, as a community, want to add  additional “luxury” rental units to our housing stock?  Are rental properties more likely to contribute to the future growth and improvement of the city in a positive direction?  I find that “luxury rental” units tend to attract young singles, who share these properties with room-mates and, after a year or two, move on.  The renters tend not to see Hoboken as their “home” and they don’t typically vote here.  They have little vested interest in local affairs.  Condo owners, on the other hand, have a significant investment at stake in Hoboken.  They pay Hoboken property taxes.  In my experience, they care more about Hoboken and the direction of its future.  Would you prefer that this building be rentals or condos?

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Second, the prevailing building height on the west side of town is 6 stories.  This building is  to be 12 stories, if the developer has it his way.  The “proposed recreational” fields pictured on the diagrams are just that – merely proposed.  There is no assurance that these surrounding lots will not also become 12 story rental apartments.  Do you think Hoboken should allow 12 story apartments to be built in the part of town most subject to flooding?  What about parking?  Traffic?  Density?  What affect will 12 story buildings have on the surrounding buildings?  It is interesting that the diagrams on the 1300 Jefferson website show the building drawn in a void.  It almost looks as if the building is situated on a deserted island.  I would like to see it drawn in the context of reality.  Wouldn’t you?

Then there is the actual design of the building.  While everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and taste is subjective, this architectural firm is known for designs that are avant-garde.  Do we want such disparate structures so predominantly featured in our city?  Would a more traditional design be more appropriate?  I’d like to see something classic – along the lines of 15 Central Park West.  Wishful thinking, I know, that Robert Stern would work in Hoboken.  Do you think the proposed building is attractive?  What are those trees in the windows?  Are they also merely proposed and drawn in to make the building look greener?

If you are interested in the future of Hoboken I urge you to attend the zoning meeting on next Tuesday night and make your views heard.

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