Jersey City, NJ Real Estate News

By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
petty people.  My customers from yesterday ended up calling me this morning and evidently if the building were able to drop $100 from the price the noise at the Beer Garden in Jersey City, NJ 07302 would not bother them.  Now the management company prices their apartments to move and this one was priced taking into consideration what goes on downstairs, but as much as I explained there would be no reduction in rent my customers insisted.  I made the call--guess what someone else had taken the apartment--HA, HA! I was extremely happy that this apartment ended up being rented, my customers having been playing two Realtors for the last several weeks as it seems, and evidently they lost the other apartment they may have been vascilating on.  I do apologize if I seem glib, but this is my pro...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Ok, so I get a call yesterday to show some apartments(well I get a lot of those calls), anyway the girl tells me she wants to see the two bedrooms at 89 Wayne St.  We agree to meet at 11AM, ok all is good right?  Well another guy also calls me and wants to see the same apartments at 9AM, ok so I schlep down there to meet him and he doesn't even have the curtesy to show up or call me--no big deal I am early for my 11AM appointment. The young lady shows up with her parents--good sign right?  Hold, on...it gets better.  We look at the apartments, and I kind of get the vibe they are so-so on the apartments but may not like the neighborhood.  89 Wayne St Jersey City, NJ 07302, is a nice building but is it the fanciest--NO.  The selling points are that it is 2 blocks away from Grove St PATH s...
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By Walter Burns
(Keller Williams City Life Realty)
Here is the downtown Jersey City condo market update for sales for April 2010,  All information is gathered from the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service. Active Downtown Jersey City Condos There are 366 Active Jersey City condos for sale with an average listing price of $492,693 Average days on the market: 93 Days   Since April 1st, 117 new Jersey City condos came on the market for sale with an average listing price of $509,071. Active Downtown Jersey City Studio Condos: 14 condos for sale with an average listing price of $294,628. 85 days on the market. Active Downtown Jersey City 1 Bedroom Condos: 147 condos for sale with an average listing price of $357,292. 101 days on the market. Active Downtown Jersey City 2 Bedroom Condos: 175 condos for sale with an average listing price of ...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Ok, so I start out with a first appointment for a listing in Saddlebrook, NJ.  Next there's a broker luncheon in Jersey City, ok so you got me that's actually fun. I have seven appointments tomorrow for 3 apartments?  What do YOU think will happen?  TWO 2 bedroom apartments at 89 Wayne St Jersey City, NJ 07302, 142-144 Steuben St Jersey City, NJ 07302, and one at 322 First St Jersey City, NJ.  Hopefully someone rents something.   Tonight i am at the Yankee Games NY versus Tampa Bay.  Should be a good game, Tampa is on a hot streak, and Yankees lost last night to Boston in a tough one.   We started out in the bleachers, I guess we were the proverbial 'bleecher creatures,' but we eventually moved. We started moving down the third bas side, there really are no bad seats in the Stadium, alt...
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Price: $599,000 FIZBER.com ID 16435117 Condo/Townhome/Co-op with 2 bed, 2.0 bath, in 311 Washington st Jersey city, NJ, 07302 http://www.fizber.com/16435117/ 311 Washington st - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Condo/Townhome/Co-op Address: 311 Washington st, Jersey city, NJ, 07302 Sq footage: 1306.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 2 Year built: 2007 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more New Jersey homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: 0wner moving, priced to sell, 2 bedrooms, 2baths and 2 tandem parking spaces inside the building, spacious seating room, dinning area and kitchen, multiple windows, 1300 square feet, located in downtown Jersey City financial district, 5 and 4 minutes walk to Exchange Place and Grove path stations respec...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Had an easy day today, only three appointments... Started out by going to 225 Grand Jersey City, NJ 07302 with my clients, very nice couple with a 3 week old, the building was great as usual. I was scolded by the marketing director there--AGAIN!  Turns out I can't use my interior shots, so I had to remove all of my ads for the building.  It's really frustrating, but I have to do what is right for the company.   Ok, so then we were off to Portside Towers Jersey City, NJ 07302.  We saw the only 1002 sq ft single bedroom with 1.5 baths and a balcony, really nice space, but my clients definitely needed two bedrooms, great space though, I hope I can find someone else for it during th week. Our next building was Liberty Towers, we looked at a 2 bedroom apartment with just over 1000 sq ft, ver...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
I realy was earning my bacon yesterday.  I had 9 appointments--whew!  My 9:30AM appointment I showed the Morgan Lofts to 142-144 Steuben St Jersey City, NJ 07302.  She didn't like the 3 bedroom, but I always show the Penthouse just for kicks, the kids ran up there and picked out their bedrooms and that was that.  She made an offer but I doubt it will be accepted, but I have to present all offers!   My second appointment at 11:00AM, TOOK the place at 295 York St Jersey City, NJ 07302.  This place was a great deal for $1450, directly across from Van Vorst Park.  I have shown it several times, but no takers.  It's a 600 sq ft apartment for $1450, two block from the Grove St PATH, how can you beat it.  I had several clients tell me it wasn't worth it, but I beg to differ and obviously I fou...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Well, you wins some you lose some, had a really great ad on Craigslist for 225 Grand, but was asked to take it down.  I thought the ad was great but the building management didn't.  This really is a nice building in Paulus Hook/Downtown.  I really played on the whole parking situation in Jersey City--really the ad was brilliant!     What do you guys think?
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
I have to tell you I was in one of the most beautiful building in Jersey City today.  225 Grand St, is the newest luxury rental building in Jersey City.  It site directly across from our office.  I had my first appointment in there today and it was quite the treat.  The building is gorgeous.  The finishes are qurtz countertops, cherrywood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.  The prices are really great also, we saw a 746 sq ft one bedroom apartment for $1844, which is a prettygood but for downtown Jersey City.    The apartments are grea, I believe they have just released up to the 6th floor. Give me a call when you want to see it, we are right across the street and can get you in after hours!  
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Had a pretty busy day yesterday.  I looked a several loft apartments with a very challenging client, which I think she found a place, but today is another day!  There are so many interesting loft apartments in Jersey City, I am still amazed.  It's great to see all these amazing buildings being retasked, the old building really do have such charm and character. Hamilton Square was great, beautiful loft apartments, a little fancy schmancy for my taste, but really nice overall! The Majestic is a hostoric thatre which has been restored, the apartments are beautiful  This is actually a condominium complex with one bedrooms starting at upwards of $600,000--God Bless them!  They are all sold out, eveidently everyone who lives here has never moved because the building is so nice!  Right now the...
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By Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR
(Liberty Realty, LLC)
'Goodfella' in Jersey City Another famous face in Jersey City, NJ last week... Paul Sorvino, the actor who played the infamous mob boss Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas", sat outside the Barge Inn Restaurant in Jersey City during a break on the set of his new mafia themed film entitled "Lily of the Feast".  In addition to the Barge Inn Restaurant, the film will be shot at Pecoraro Bakery on Newark Avenue in Jersey City.  Jersey City has been familiar territory for Paul Sorvino for many years.  "My brothers lived here for almost 50 years and I've been in Jersey City many, many times," Sorvino said.  "(Jersey City's) perfect.  It's a neighborhood location.  It's perfect."
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
I regret that there are times when I really can't help find an apartment.  Short term rentals are usually the case, most landlords/management companies DO NOT want to do a short term rental.  Why you ask?  I think it's fairly obvious, a landlords thinking must be like this "why should I rent out my place for 4 months when I can get someone to rent it for a year?"  I personally think that is extremely short sighted, since I would like to have my place rented--PERIOD!  If I could guarantee myself some income albeit for 4 or 5 or 6 months, why not take it and then worry about it again after the time has passed.  I had several calls this past week for short term but wasn't able to find anything.  The other thing to consider also, landlords aren't willing to pay the Realtor fee for a short t...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
I am extremely embarrassed that I fell asleep on the exclusive listings in our office.  These are moderately priced apartments in Jersey City, NJ, several are in the downtown area, a couple in Paulus Hook.  I did 3 deals this week and have 2 more in the hopper.  I've been running around renting apartments at Liberty Towers, 70 Greene, Hudson Pointe, Newport, Grove Pointe and 50 Columbus and these gems were sitting there being ignored by me. Obviously we are all watching what we spend on houing as well as anything else, but these apartments are really a deal.  Do you have the amenities of Liberty Towers or 70 Greene--NO, but then again for the price you're not expecting it.  I only hope I can get more inventory from the management company for these really great apartments. We are making ...
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By Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR
(Liberty Realty, LLC)
Everything Jersey City Festival ~ Saturday, May 22, 2010 3rd Annual Everything Jersey City Festival runs from Congress Street to Hutton Street on Central Avenue in Jersey City. Hosted by the Central Avenue S.I.D. Mgmt Corp. Approximately 15,000 people attended last years festival.  CASID is planning stages to make the festival even bigger and better than previous years.  Lots of food, fun, music, art... and of course your family & neighbors!
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
I have several LEGITIMATE buyer clients--WOOHOO!  The rentals are paying the bills right now, I'm a little bummed that I didn't get to take some listings this week. We had our Hudson Valley Realtor COnvention this ast week.  Everything went extremely well.  I am very excited for the chairperson of our committee, it really was with her passion and exuberance that she actually made it happen.  Judging from the reactions so far everything went very well.  The planning for next years convention will seemingly be right around the corner before you know it.
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By Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR
(Liberty Realty, LLC)
Things To Do In New Jersey: FREE Rides & Activities at Liberty State Park April 24, 2010 5k Run/Walk @ Liberty State Park Registration for the walk/run begins at 7:30am-9:30am.  Race begins at 10am along the Hudson Waterfront.  Ages 12 & up.  Trophies awarded.  T-shirts for participants.  Strollers & wheelchairs welcome :) Earth Day Fair @ Liberty State Park From 10am-4pm.  FREE Earth friendly activities.  Environmental exhibits, health screenings, safety workshops.  FREE rides.  Arts & Crafts, kids contests, strolling & stage entertainment.  Lots of prizes! Show your NJ TRANSIT or Light Rail ticket and receive a special gift :)
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By Walter Burns
(Keller Williams City Life Realty)
Below is the Jersey real estate market update for condominium sales for March 2010 in Downtown Jersey City. All information is gathered from the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service. Active Downtown Jersey City Condos There are 380 Active Jersey City condos for sale with an average listing price of $490,738 Average days on the market: 86 Days Since March 1st, 148 new Jersey City condos came on the market for sale with an average listing price of $474,038.   Active Downtown Jersey City Studio Condos: 17 condos for sale with an average listing price of $288,929. 70 days on the market. Active Downtown Jersey City 1 Bedroom Condos: 161 condos for sale with an average listing price of $363,295. 92 days on the market. Active Downtown Jersey City 2 Bedroom Condos: 172 condos for sale with a...
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By Ashok R Singh (Shoookie), Working hard for YOU UP & DOWN THE EAST COAST!
(Samson Properties)
Yes, it has been a while since I last posted.  A lot of exciting things going on.  First the business in Jersey City is brisk, still a lot of inventory, but things seem to be picking up.  I did two rental deals yesterday, hopefully will get the deal from last night approved today.  We looked at several places with a young lady from Germany working for a Swiss Company that does prefab houses. We ended up getting a a place at Newport, there were great deals there.  She actually came in with a realsitic budget, most people come in and want a 1 bedroom for $1600, well that apartment hasn't been built yet!  But we ended up with something I believe she will like.  I was a little disturbed that she still wanted to look even though she thought the place was perfect, she said "well you're availa...
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By Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR
(Liberty Realty, LLC)
Has Epilepsy Touched Your Life? Jersey City Medical Center's Epilepsy Support Group is designed to help people learn more about epilepsy and the many challenges of living a healthy and productive life with the disorder.  Persons with epilepsy, their family members, and caretakers are encouraged to attend and share with their peers and experts in the field.  When: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 (and the first Tuesday of each month) Where: Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Conference Room #5 RSVP: Lindsey Davis, Trained Epilepsy Support Group Facilitator, Epilepsy Life LinksPhone: 201-343-6676 Light refreshments will be served.  The hospital is fully handicapped accessible and located directly across from the NJ Light Rail Station at Jersey and Grand.  Parking will be validated.
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By Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR
(Liberty Realty, LLC)
FREE Women's Leadership Conference "Women Unlimited" Admission is FREE for all attendees.  Includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Guest Speaker, Robin Gaby Fisher, author of "After the Fire" Tuesday, March 30, 2010Hudson County Community CollegeCulinary Arts Institute / Conference Center161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306TIME: 8:30am - 3:30pm Sponsored by Hudson County Community College, Saint Peter's College, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Blood Services & Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc. For event details and registration contact: Student Activities at Hudson County Community College - 201-360-4199.  Speicher-Rubin Women's Center at NJ City University - 201-200-3189.  Student Activities at Saint Peters College 201-761-7370. Hopefully I will meet some of you there!  If...
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