Governmental Research Foundation

statehouse_thumbNew Jersey REALTORS® created its Governmental Research Foundation in 1999 to research issues pertaining to land-use policies and other matters that would impact residential and commercial property owners. Through the GRF, NJ REALTORS® raises awareness of these issues through public policy research and then presents practical solutions to improve the overall quality of life in New Jersey’s communities.


Most recently, the GRF commissioned a study on the impact that a proposed 7 percent seasonal rental tax would have on the rental home market. To read the study and its conclusions, download the PDF.



Additional GRF Reports

Costs and Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements: The economic costs and benefits associated with “green building” practices or techniques improving the energy efficiency of a home.


An Evaluation of Property Values in New Jersey Transit VillagesHas the state’s the state’s Transit Village initiative (and subsequent redevelopment) led to increased property values for home and business owners within the designated area of a Transit Village?


Immigration and the New Jersey Housing Market: A look at the immigration patterns of people moving in and out of New Jersey.