The Uniquely Sublime Chelsea
APRIL 10, 2016 WRITTEN BY  
MARYANN PETERS
Recently, I covered a showing for a colleague with a last minute conflict. The apartment was in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. After the showing, I ventured out into the neighborhood to familiarize myself with the surroundings. I have been to Chelsea numerous times to dine out and shop but never really delved into its history. Chelsea ...
Borough-by-Borough: When’s the best time to list your property for sale?
APRIL 8, 2016 WRITTEN BY  
MICHAEL SMITH PUENTE
Spring has finally sprung and in the New York real estate world and that means it is apartment shopping time! If you are thinking of selling your apartment or townhouse this year, when you list your home can greatly affect the number of days it sits on the market and most importantly, the final sale price. According to the StreetEasy, ...
The Local-Domestic Buyer Returns
MARCH 22, 2016 WRITTEN BY  
MICHAEL SMITH PUENTE
The New York real estate market has long been considered a safe haven to both the foreign and domestic buyer. In 2014 and 2015 that statement couldn't be more than true. In the last couple years, New York has experienced a tremendous influx of foreign wealth purchasing properties, both commercial and residential, through all-cash ...
You Don't Need a Crystal Ball to Ensure Your Financial Health
FEBRUARY 26, 2016 WRITTEN BY  
MARYANN PETERS
There have been numerous articles on financial sites highlighting what is going on in the housing market nationwide. San Francisco property is booming and that growth is spreading across the bay to Oakland. Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon are seeing homes sell above asking price hours after being listed. Similar to Los Angeles, ...
The Next Wave in the Housing Market
DECEMBER 15, 2015 WRITTEN BY  
MARYANN PETERS
An interesting article caught my eye this morning. The piece was written by Michael Brush. Mr. Brush is a Manhattan-based financial writer who publishes the stock newsletter Brush Up on Stocks. Brush has covered business for the New York Times and The Economist group. He attended Columbia Business School in the Knight-Bagehot ...
The New Downtown
DECEMBER 2, 2015 WRITTEN BY  
MARYANN PETERS
Ever since I started at LG Fairmont, I have been promoting the benefits of living in what is the New Downtown. This area is comprised mainly of Battery Park City and the Financial District (FIDI). I would incorporate the Seaport District into this as well. The transformation of these areas in just the past five years has been ...
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