2011 Mar 9th

The Weekly Wednesday Wrap Up – Hoboken Condo Sales & Activity for the Week of March 9th

Hoboken Condos Sales & Activity – Week of March 9th, 2011

Many of you know that I’m a cyclist for both transportation and fun, and that we ran a bike touring company, La Corsa Tours, for many years.  So this is a subject near and dear to my heart.  If you would all be so kind as to take two minutes and fill out a little survey to help Bike Hoboken I would greatly appreciate it.  You can learn more about what we’re up to at BikeHoboken.com.

There were only 2 properties that needed a price reduction before going under contract this week.  I was personally involved in 2 situations involving multiple bids in recent days and had a third property go under contract before I could even show it.  Does that mean prices are hitting the sweet spot?  Maybe.

I found it interesting to read NJ.com’s piece about the improvement in Hudson County real estate.  They didn’t provice much in the way of substantive support for their opinion.  The February numbers would seem to indicate otherwise.

Finally, happy Mardi Gras (I know, I’m a day late).  Laissez le bon temps rouler!

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Tax Appeals – Time is Running Out!

I’m still happy to send you comps if you are appealing your own taxes. Keep in mind that the City has a 15% margin of error. If your assessment does not multiply out to at least 15% over the current market value of your property, you are not likely to be successful in an appeal. The “upper limit” multiplier for Hoboken is .3407. To see where you are at, take your assessed value and divide by .3407. For example, if your assessed value is $175,000, the result would be $513,648. Your property value must be less than $513k to win an appeal. You can get more details on tax appeals and forms at the Hudson County Tax Board website.

Here is this week’s condo sales report:

Disclaimer: The data relating to real estate transactions on this web site comes in part from the Hudson County MLS. While some of these listings are, in fact, our listings they are not ALL our listings nor do we hold them out as such. Century 21 Listings are identified with “C21” after the address. Other listings are from the MLS and are identified with “MLS” after the address. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

  • 379 active Hoboken condo units – vs. 366 last week
  • 13 DABOs (Deposit Accepted By Owner i.e. under contract) vs. 15 dabos last week
  • 4 sold vs. 7 sold
  • 35 new listings vs. 32
  • 20 price reductions vs 12
  • 5 expired listing vs. 12

Studio & 1 Bedroom Hoboken Condos:

14 new listing

4 Dabos

  • 456 9th (mls) listed on Jan 17 for $369k
  • 1025 Maxwell Lane (mls) listed on feb 21 for $725k
  • 527 Jefferson (mls) listed on Feb 11 for $235k
  • 60 Madison (mls) listed on Nov 23 for $239k

None Sold

7 price reductions

143 Total Active 1BRs

Two Bedroom Hoboken Condos:

16 new listings

9 Dabos

  • 326 Monroe (mls) listed on Dec 2 for $499k; reduced on Feb 22 to $489k
  • 717-719 Madison (mls) listed on Jan 17 for $487k
  • 2 Constitution (mls) listed on Dec 29 for $565k
  • 517 Adams (mls) listed on Sept 11 for $689k
  • 1125 Maxwell Lane (mls) listed on Dec 28 for $960k
  • 515 Monroe (mls) listed on Nov 23 for $459k; reduced on Jan 12 to $440k
  • 825 Washington (mls) listed on Feb 9 for $425k
  • 915 Madison (mls) listed on Dec 16 for $468k
  • 1023 Clinton (C21) listed on Feb 9 for $545k

4 sold

  • 627 Willow (mls) listed on Oct 13 for $289k; reduced on Nov 19 to $278.5k; sold for $260k
  • 1325 Adams (mls) listed on May 6 for $515k; reduced on Oct 13 to $495k ; reduced on Dec 10 to $459.9k; sold for $450k
  • 261 2nd (C21) listed on Apr 14 for $639k; reduced on Jun 25 to $599k; reduced on Oct 5 to $589k; sold for $535k
  • 533 Adams (mls) listed on Nov 2 for $585k; sold for $540k

11 price reductions

197 Total Active 2BRs

Three Bedroom and Larger Hoboken Condos:

5 new listings

No DABOs

None Sold

2 price reductions

39 Total Active 3BRs

Hoboken Condo Open Houses

If you are in the market for a Hoboken condo, our Hoboken Open House Google Map is your best source for locating every open house in Hoboken. It is the single, most complete listing available and we were the first ones to do it. We compile the information by hand from all possible sources to provide you with all the information you need in one spot. It’s posted on Friday every week.

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If you would like to be emailed the new listings and price reductions each weekday in either 1br, 2br or 3br categories just email us at [email protected] letting us know which size(s) you would like and we’ll add you to the daily email list.

For more information you can always contact us at 201 993 9500.

Thanks for reading and, as always, we welcome your comments!

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2008 Aug 29th

Get Out and Ride – Bike Hoboken!

A Bicycle May Just Be The Best Way To Get Around Hobokenbike-parking.jpg

With gas prices and traffic always on the rise one of the best ways to get around Hoboken may be by bike. Personally, I ride my bike around Hoboken every day – to my office, to show properties, to the gym. Parking becomes a non-issue and it’s faster and easier on your feet than walking. Now there are real estate agencies using bicycles to take clients out looking at properties. Of course, the trend has started and caught on in Colorado. But given the urban environment of Hoboken, riding a bike may soon be the way to go here as well.

Some Common Road Blocks

My husband and I have been serious cyclists for years, as competitive triathletes and founders and directors of La Corsa Tours, a bike tour company that runs challenging bike tours in France, Spain & Italy. We rode regularly in Manhattan from the Village up to Central Park. To us, the traffic in Hoboken is not as intimidating as it was in the City. Of course, for less experienced cyclists and at times even for me, it can still be frightening. I was “doored” riding up Washington Street just the other evening.It’s very understandable that people are afraid to ride a bike in Hoboken. The situation may soon improve though, thanks to the efforts of local councilperson Dawn Zimmer and the “Bike Hoboken” group started by Juan Melli. They have been working to initiate a bike friendly plan for Hoboken. Better enforcement of traffic laws would certainly be a good place to start and there’s lots more to be done. Eventually Hoboken will become more walkable and friendlier to cyclists, because it has to. Hoboken just cannot accommodate more vehicular traffic. Stay tuned to sites like hoboken411.com for more upcoming Bike Hoboken events.

Why It Matters The For Hoboken Real Estate Market

Buyers are very concerned about their commute! How long, how far, how expensive it is to get to work are important factors they consider when purchasing a home or condo. Unquestionably, Hoboken has great transportation options for getting into Manhattan. Buyers also care about quality of life. Towns & cities are now being rated for their ‘walkability’ index . According to WalkScore.com, Hoboken rates an 89 out of 100. Manhattan is rated 100. Having a bike friendly neighborhood makes Hoboken a more appealing place to many people. A more appealing city means higher Hoboken property values. So think about it – get that old commuter bike out of storage and give it a try while the weather is still beautiful. And if you’d like to go out looking at properties by bike, just let me know.Have a safe Happy Labor Day Holiday!

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