Continue your research as you have. Observe completed new projects of all types and measure their value appreciation the following three years. I think you will see an irrefutable pattern.
Now, be aware, exceptions can occur if the new project is mismanaged, under funded or gets involved in litigation.
If you bore deeper into the data, for those projects allowing, you will see many multiple purchase owners, usually investors buying a pre-construction prices. Often this real estate is sold two times in the next three years at a profit every time.
It is true, predicting the future is problematic. With big ticket items, you will find it beneficial to consult with the local professionals who actually help others buy and sell dozens of condos every year. They have access to the real data (not Zillow) and can create the report. However, for these professionals this is not a hobby. If you want them to work on your behalf, hire them.
The fact is, Hoboken is a strong real estate market, because of proximity to NYC, forms of commuting to NYC, and because it's just a great cute town to live in. There are several types of properties in Hoboken, and there is a market for all of them.
Consider purchasing what feels like home to you and that has many of the features you desire. I think that you will just know the right home for you, when you open the door. And, when you are ready to sell your home, there will be a buyer who feels the same way that you did, the first time you walked in the door.
Best of luck with your home search, and as always, if I can assist you, feel free to call or e-mail me direct ... http://TheHobokenDream.com
Even in gut renovations, this layout is seldom changed, since it is very expensive, and even impossible to move kitchen/baths more than 20-30 feet.
In modern condos, the living room/kitchen are together (open concept), and the master bed/bath are together (master suite). The kitchen may be smaller, the baths bigger. The layout is more square than a long rectangle. Obviously, buyers are willing to pay more for that.
Hope this helps.