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Get Ready for Hoboken’s Fourth of July Festivities - 06/27/10 11:33 PM
Be sure not to miss Hoboken’s amazing 4th of July Festival from noon until 10pm along Frank Sinatra Drive near the intersection of 1st Street , 7th Street and Sinatra. The festival will be lots of fun with artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, rides, games, live music and more. Also, don’t forget about getting a prime seat in Hoboken to watch the annual Macy’s fireworks show that takes place over the Hudson River. If you are interested in reserving vendor space click on the following link:http://hobokennj.org/docs/cultural/July4thApplication2010.pdf For additional information, feel free to contact the Cultural Affairs office at201-420-2207. With so many great summer activities (0 comments)
Hoboken Adds Bike Rack Locations - 06/27/10 11:29 PM
The City of Hoboken is making a major expansion in its bicycle parking capacity by more than doubling the number of bike rack locations. According to Mayor Dawn Zimmer, “They say that if you build it, they will come, and that’s exactly why we’re continuing to expand our bicycle infrastructure.” “This is an important component of my administration’s comprehensive efforts to make Hoboken greener and more bike and pedestrian friendly.” You will find new bicycle racks along the Washington Street and 1st Street commercial corridors, at the 2nd and 9th Street light rail stops, near parks, and in other major areas. With (0 comments)
New Study on Housing - 06/27/10 11:25 PM
According to a study by Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) ofHarvard University despite encouraging signs this spring, the real estate market still faces large hurdles but jobs and employment are key factors. In the JCHS annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing, the JCHS has stated that the recovering labor market and low mortgage interest rates should be enough to shore up sales and housing starts following “an expected dip” due to the expiration of the federal homebuyer tax credit. The recent upswing in sales has helped stabilize prices in a few areas but the report finds no clear indication of (3 comments)
How to Develop a Pricing Strategy - 06/22/10 11:56 AM
It’s natural that when you are selling your Hoboken home you will want the highest price possible so knowing how to develop a pricing strategy is a must.Be sure to remember that if you over price your home you may attract more low-ball offers than legitimate buyers who are ready to buy. It is so important to place your home for sale at its market value, rather than at an inflated price. Be sure to figure out the correct market value of your home at the beginning to develop a good sales strategy right away. Following are several great tips to help you price (0 comments)
Building Equity - 06/22/10 11:52 AM
For many of you it will be great to see the day when your mortgage is paid off and you own your home free and clear. If that time for you is very far off for you, a smart thing to do is to build equity in yourHoboken home right now. Following are the best ways to build equity in your home: 1. Get a 15-year loan, instead of a 30-year loan. The payments will be higher on the 15-year loan, but the equity will accumulate quicker as the loan is paid off in a shorter amount of time. 2. Make extra mortgage payments. 3. (1 comments)
A citywide car-sharing program has been launched by the city of Hoboken and Connect by Hertz, with the intent of reducing the parking congestion in Hoboken. The program is called “Corner Cars” and its main goal is to provide city residents with 42 car-sharing vehicles. According to Hoboken and Hertz officials the program is the first citywide public/private partnership between a municipality and a car-sharing company in the country. The anticipated availability date for the use of cars will be July 1. Since it is such a difficult task to find parking in Hoboken there is hope that the “Corner Cars” program (1 comments)
Interest Rates are Still Low - 06/14/10 01:45 PM
There still is a clear path to home ownership with the current low interest rates. If you have been on the fence regarding purchasing a Hoboken home, now is the time to do it while the rates still remain low. There are many properties on the Hoboken market to choose from so allow me to be your guide. During the week ending May 27, 2010, the interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged just 4.78 percent. A year ago, the average was 4.91 percent. The compilation of these rates are from a weekly survey of lenders by Freddie Mac. Average rates on (1 comments)
Sinatra Summer Sundays are Back - 06/14/10 01:44 PM
It’s summer in Hoboken and time to enjoy our great city on foot or by bike and not have to worry about traffic. This is great way to enjoy the weather and the scenic view of Hoboken without the hustle and bustle of cars and trucks. Beginning on Sunday, June 13th, Sinatra Drive between 4th and 11th Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and open for only recreational use from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm during the months of June, July and August. In 1998 the City council passed a resolution closing the street during the summer. The Sinatra Summer Sundays (0 comments)
With the summer months upon us there is no better way to enhance a meal with fresh vegetables or fruit. The Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market will be open to the public and will run through October and will be open Thursdays from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. With the convenient hours of operation, how can you pass up the chance to pick up some of the finest produce at outstanding prices. There are many great vendors returning from last year. They are as follows: Ort Farms of Long Valley, NJ, Stony Hill Farms of Chester and an organic farm, Jeff’s (0 comments)
DESCRIPTION This is the type of home we all love! A beautifully renovated condo with good size and layout. A home where many of old world charming details remain including a lovely mantle with exposed brick yet has also been updated to meet today’s quality and efficiency standards. This top floor & spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home has a large living / dining room with 3 east facing windows where natural sunlight floods your home. 9 foot ceilings add to the spacious and bright feeling. From both west facing bedrooms you’ll enjoy great sunset views and a peaceful (0 comments)
Good News for New Jersey Home Buyers - 06/07/10 09:51 AM
Recent legislation created to jump-start New Jersey’s housing market is taking place by creating a tax credit for home purchases during 2010. The tax credits will amount to up to $15,000 or 5 percent of the home purchase price, whichever is less, for homebuyers of new and previously owned homes. The cap for the total of the credits will be $100 million, with $75 million allocated for purchases of newly constructed homes not previously occupied and $25 million allocated for purchases of previously occupied homes. A convenient automated system, will be administered by the Division of Taxation to determine credit eligibility of (0 comments)
U.S. Census Workers are Coming - 06/07/10 09:46 AM
Census workers will be knocking on the door of 48 million U.S. residencesduring a campaign that began April 30 and will end July 10. About 635,000 workers have been hired to work across the U.S. and try to find out how many people live at those 48 million addresses that failed to mail back the form to the government. As of April 2, 48 percent of Hoboken residents had mailed in their forms. The county average is 44 percent and the Jersey City average is 38 percent. Census workers will make up to six attempts to count possible residents at each (1 comments)
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