Frederick Peters’ New York

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I love New York. Not necessarily in August when the temperature can reach 100 degrees with 85 % humidity, and not necessarily in February when the slush both freezes and somehow still gets inside my shoes…. More

It’s Legal, But…

If it’s legal, does that make it OK? In recent decades the distinction seems increasingly to be lost; people from all walks of life, from the lowest to the highest, use the law as a shield… More

Staying On

There is something wonderful about property, like other valuable possessions, acquiring the patina of use within the same family group. Our dear friends in Sweden live in a house (a big house!) on an estate which… More

Behind The Curtain

MLS. These three little letters have for years struck fear and loathing into the hearts of some real estate executives in New York City? And as the industry debates its relations with those dread letters, reporters… More

Show, Don’t Tell

Punctuation matters. When my friend Confidence Stimpson recently noted on Facebook that “every time someone adds an apostrophe in creating a plural, a puppy dies”, I couldn’t help thinking that the pages of StreetEasy, the New… More

Why We Do It

Today, May 7, is my 40th wedding anniversary. Milestones often inspire me to ruminate, and this evening, after a lovely dinner, I am ruminating about my real estate career which has sustained, frustrated, inspired, and fulfilled… More

To Market, To Market

Real estate agents and property owners alike feel a strong belief in the power of advertising. And within limits, they are correct. In particular, effective Internet marketing can increase eyes on a property; these views hopefully… More

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