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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1620 on: March 03, 2022, 05:53:05 PM »
I didn't mean to sound bitter about it, I wasn't sure how else to point out that chassidim are buying up all available houses in "old Lakewood". There must be dozens of shteeblech in that square mile. As someone who grew up there, I see it first hand.

ETA: I shouldn't say all available houses, but many of them.

are these people who are moving or people who have been living in Lakewood all along ?
same goes for the shuls are they opening in recent years or have been around for a while ?


as far as i know there have been chassidim living in old lakewood / learning in bmg going way back ... am i mistaken ?
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1621 on: March 03, 2022, 05:56:17 PM »
are these people who are moving or people who have been living in Lakewood all along ?
same goes for the shuls are they opening in recent years or have been around for a while ?
Some of each.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1622 on: March 03, 2022, 08:18:51 PM »
Some of each.
Exactly. It just reached critical mass since the beginning of Covid.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1623 on: March 03, 2022, 08:42:59 PM »
Exactly. It just reached critical mass since the beginning of Covid.
It's been going on for at least 15 years, but it definitely increased lately. The only reason I mentioned this is because of the post saying chassidim aren't buying in old Lakewood.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1624 on: March 03, 2022, 09:54:07 PM »
Is this for real?  :o



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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1625 on: March 03, 2022, 09:58:20 PM »

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1626 on: March 03, 2022, 10:05:10 PM »
Is this for real?  :o


If you can get $1800 for the basement, it's not a terrible price.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1627 on: March 03, 2022, 10:11:05 PM »
If demand>supply then why would wouldn't developer not raise prices as much as the market will absorb? What's with the raffle?

(Not saying higher prices are good for consumers, but this is how the market works.)

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1628 on: March 03, 2022, 10:14:43 PM »
100% true
:o :o :o

You know about these? These were even advertised anywhere? I didn't see it on any ads or agents statuses, etc. Are these regular duplexes or huge or something?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1629 on: March 03, 2022, 10:28:13 PM »
:o :o :o

You know about these? These were even advertised anywhere? I didn't see it on any ads or agents statuses, etc. Are these regular duplexes or huge or something?
Yes, I have a relative that "won". (The raffle is a farce IMO, I think it's just a way for them to be selective about the buyers. To filter by "type".)

There's no need to advertise these days...

No, they're standard Lakewood duplexes 3200ish sqft (plus basement/unfinished attic) with 25-27 foot backyards.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1630 on: March 03, 2022, 10:29:45 PM »
Yes, I have a relative that "won". (The raffle is a farce IMO, I think it's just a way for them to be selective about the buyers. To filter by "type".)

There's no need to advertise these days...

No, they're standard Lakewood duplexes 3200ish sqft (plus basement/unfinished attic) with 25-27 foot backyards.
Wow. Crazy.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1631 on: March 03, 2022, 11:44:29 PM »
(The raffle is a farce IMO, I think it's just a way for them to be selective about the buyers. To filter by "type".)
Wow. I have a lot to say but I'm going to bite my tongue.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1632 on: March 04, 2022, 09:31:41 AM »
Yes, I have a relative that "won". (The raffle is a farce IMO, I think it's just a way for them to be selective about the buyers. To filter by "type".)


i don't think so this is completely true
i know of two people who have won and both of them were unlikely candidates for the location
if your wondering why they were interested one was an couple who never even saw the place and one was an elderly widow who wanted to live near her children

and fyi this is all new construction these days there are waiting lists with hundreds of people for a development with only dozens of houses
that being said there are definitely places with sold out signs but available houses - its part of the game unfortunately

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1633 on: March 04, 2022, 10:07:06 AM »
Yes, I have a relative that "won". (The raffle is a farce IMO, I think it's just a way for them to be selective about the buyers. To filter by "type".)

There's no need to advertise these days...

No, they're standard Lakewood duplexes 3200ish sqft (plus basement/unfinished attic) with 25-27 foot backyards.
I canít say I blame developers for being picky about type on the first half of houses they sell. If it gets a name of a certain crowd, it can be harder to sell the rest. (Even in todayís market)

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1634 on: March 05, 2022, 09:50:00 PM »

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1635 on: March 06, 2022, 08:21:58 AM »
New website

https://lakewoodalerts.com/
This new website seems to be really solid!

In other Lakewood media news, LNN was bought out by the Voice of Lakewood.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1636 on: March 06, 2022, 08:39:02 AM »
I take that back - I'm confusing LNN with Lakewood246. Lakewood246 was a Voice entity - not sure if there's a relation between LNN and Lakewood246; though for some reason in my mind they're linked.
Just a bit early

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1637 on: March 06, 2022, 11:19:18 AM »
This new website seems to be really solid!


Is one of the people involved a former reporter for LNN who was recently let go?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1638 on: March 06, 2022, 11:34:35 AM »
Is one of the people involved a former reporter for LNN who was recently let go?
-1. At least not according to my sources.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1639 on: March 06, 2022, 01:29:25 PM »
The race to the bottom continues
Feelings don't care about your facts