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J. Philip Faranda is based in Briarcliff Manor, NY. His market covers Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, & Dutchess counties. Almost 500 clients and customers have closed transactions with him since 2005 for over a quarter billion dollars worth of property sold. Ever the high-producing listing agent, he counts among his specialties hard to sell properties & short sales.



My office is located in Briarcliff Manor, NY but technically sits on Town of Ossining soil. The town of Ossining is the unincorporated portion of the municipality located outside the village. It mostly borders the hamlet of Millwood in the town of New Castle as well as Maryknoll, NY, home of the ...
According to Inman News, Minnesota-based Webdigs, Inc, a discount real estate broker, announced a loss of $2.7 million since it's inception in the spring of 2007. Many businesses lose money in their first year or two, and I know nothing of Webdigs' merits or demerits. What is significant to my mi...
I am not unfamiliar with foreclosures. I have bought and sold more than a few, and I do dozens of short sales a year. I don't for a moment think that selling an REO is simple; yes, they are vacant, but as an investor myself I know that the property has to be managed and overseen. I know some part...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 224 Beach 92nd St, Rockaway Beach, NY Short Sale Bargain! 2004 Rockaway Beach 2-Family Home! 5BR/4BA Multi-Family, 2 units offered at $499,900 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 2,500 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Uns...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 50 Homer Rd, Brewster, NY Great Cape on a Quiet Road with High Potential! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $269,900 Year Built 1956 Sq Footage 1,880 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 15...
I blogged recently on the incredible overlap of government and services in New York and how that redundancy adds to the tax burden of New Yorkers. In yesterday's Journal News, there was a special report on pensioners, that is, retired government employees who are allowed to legally "double dip" a...
I recall reading a letter from my father written in August of 1945 to his parents on the news that the Second World War was over. He said that the feeling among the men was not one of celebration or joy, but weary relief. My Dad was in the Signal Corps on Leyti Island in the Pacific Theater. He, ...
A local lender has informed me that the the minimum FICO score for an FHA mortgage is now 620. I remember vividly getting people approved in the 90's with scores barely above 500. It didn't happen routinely, but 580 did. I find this ironic: rates are fantastic and prices are down, but if someone ...
Many who grew up in Ossining, NY like I did will remember an old, overgrown algae-covered man-made pond near the Chilmark Shopping Center known simply as The Reservoir. It was the Village's water supply for much of the pre-World War II era, was then was replaced by water towers, and in subsequent...

J. Philip Faranda

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Phil Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Since founding the firm as a sole practitioner in late 2005, the team has grown to over 80 agents & closed 1000+ transactions valued at over $1 billion. He was 2014 President of the HGMLS and a 2017 Inman Influencer. This blog commentary is geared toward consumers and industry colleagues alike. You can reach him at (914) 723-8900.
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