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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.



128 days ago, I sat at a dining room table in Putnam Valley, New York, just north of the Westchester County border with a young couple who were listed 4 times previously with 3 different brokerages in unsuccessful attempts to sell their home. Along the way, they got behind on their payments due t...
   You can search the MLS like an agent here.  See J. Philip's New York Photo Blog Here. J. Philip Faranda is New York's Premier Short Sale REALTOR. Read Phil's short sale blog here at http://NYShortSaleBlog.net. J. Philip Serves Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, the River towns , Westchester County &...
Driving around New York with a digital camera has yielded some pretty neat photos that I can't put on the MLS. There was the time a herd of deer dropped in on the photo shoot of a new listing, for instance.  So, I have started a photo blog, exclusively to post all the neat things I have seen in m...
When I posted Spring photos yesterday the cherry blossoms weren't ready, but they greeted me this morning.  Of course, two family members had to beautify the photo in a "where's waldo" kind of way.  So, there they are. Posted a day late but just as pretty.    _____________________________________...
When I walked outside this morning, I was greeted by an old friend: warmth. Warm weather isn't new this year, but the norm lately has been brisk mornings, warm days and cool evenings. A warm morning, for me, is a first in 2009.  Briarcliff Manor is beautiful in the Spring, and I took some photos ...
There has been some chatter on the Internet and here on Active Rain about Redfin, and I suppose that any non-traditional firm will attract controversy, especially from the rank and file orthodoxy. We have seen non-traditional firms come and go in the New York market; Foxtons went out of business ...
I have blogged previously that lizards who are smart enough to move survive and those that sit still are quickly eaten by any colonies. Both sitting still and moving are survival mechanisms, but depending on the circumstances one can kill you and the other can save your life. In a New York short ...
An exceptional, fully renovated Bryant Gardens top-floor 1 bedroom. Renovated kitchen w/ new floors, cabinets & counters; new bathroom w/ new custom tile work, plus all other upgrades. Boasts new crown molding, new Berber carpeting, & 3 custom ELFA closet systems. Bedroom accommodates king-size ...
The most striking home in the Village of Ossining, now available with owner financing! A rare offering, this 1922 stone (18 inch walls) colonial has Hudson River views & has been meticulously restored & renovated with the classic character preserved. Large corner lot, slate roof & patio grace th...
Gregory, our 4-year old, is on the spectrum for autism. He is in an ABA program and has made outstanding progress this year. This video represents more than something cute (although it is pretty adorable). It means our little boy is connecting with the world in a way that seemed impossible 6 mon...

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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