Friday, January 1, 2016

Pricing locals out

A meeting was recently held with real estate agents who are driving up the home prices by shopping Lakewood homes to outsiders who are willing to pay more for a house. As a result youngeleit, kolell couples and other lakewooders can no longer afford to buy a house and are moving to other nearby towns. There is debate on both sides of  this issue but at least something is being done to stop it although it may be too late.

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  1. Where was this meeting held?

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    1. Rav Malkiel called the meeting

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  2. Rav Malkiel called the real estate brokers and builders and blasted them.

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    1. This has been a disaster slowly happening over the past 10 years. Everyone has been watching it transpire. The leaders who run this town kept their mouths closed. Few wonder why they clo$ed their eye'$.
      Now that they realize that all the eye turning in the other direction is starting to lead them down the road to suicide they are starting to panic. Calling a meeting now, after the damage is basically done is silly. Way too little and pathetically too late

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  3. Aron Kotler also had a meeting last week with satmar askunim. He's very mad that they are coming. the rebbes son Yakov ber Av"d Siget with Moshe Gabbi were also there,

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  4. This happens in every Jewish community with a yeshiva the town becomes attractive and eventually home prices soar preventing locals from affordable housing. It happened im Yerushalayim, Monsey, Brooklyn and now its Lakewoods turn. thats the bittereh golus

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  5. This does not happen in every Community with a Yeshivah, I don't know if any other community where anything like this happened where builders actively marketed housing to very large groups of people, in a housing market that was already skyrocketing.

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  6. 115 mishpachos are moving to Browns Mills, NJ located in Pemberton Township in Burlington county about 30 minutes from Lakewood.

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    1. What are houses going for there?

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    2. Is Browns Mills a viable option?

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    3. Lot of foreclosures for sale there. Whoever said that 115 mishpachas are moving there please give us more than that. It just a no basis rumor without it.

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    4. I think gutfrund is bringing a koilell there

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    5. 1. If its a bablabus developing a community and opening a yeshiva to make a gelt, it will fail.
      2. If there is no respected Rosh yeshiva at the helm setting the rules and telling the bababatim how its gonna roll (and not the bablatim using the roshei yeshiva as puppets, uhum) then it will not turn into a kollel community.

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  7. Several years ago. Satmar wanted to move to Scranton and the askanim of Scranton made sure it never happed.there's no reason why Lakewood could not take care of its own. Except of course when the almighty dollar runs the show.
    have made it

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  8. Scranton would have loved if Satmar came there their community was dwindiling to nothing it just happened to be that it never took off

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  9. Where exactly is this place in browns mill New Jersey and whom can i contact about moving there do you have a name or Phone numbe?

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    1. approx half hour out. off the 70 westbound. was also wondering if there is any contact info and such.

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  10. I was told that Satmar basically Laughed at The Kotlers concerns that were brought up during the meeting they were not Goires them

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  11. The meeting was a disaster Moshe Friedman Gabbai and Yackov Ber walked out of the meeting and Moshe Gabbia told Aaron and Reb Malkiel now we will Bedavka move in

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  12. which Askonim in Scranton are you talking about there are 8 and half Balei Batim in the whole Scranton . Scranton is not like Lakewood that has 485 Askonim (3 Askonim for every block)

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