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Managing Real Estate Broker - Howard Hanna Rand Realty - License # 49FA1074963
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.



Most consumers sort of understand how real estate works. These days, if they see a home they are interested in, they'll contact their buyer agent and have them arrange a showing. If that is THE place, that agent writes the offer, guides the transaction, and gets paid at closing. It is an uncompli...
If you are a fan of the AMC series Mad Men, you probably know by now that Don and Betty Draper live in Ossining, NY. I am from Ossining. I remember first hearing Betty mention Ossining and thinking how neat that was, but now each episode this season is almost surreal. The producers clearly have d...
I am a big proponent of taking a child to work to see how their mom or dad works. Sometimes, the child will even emulate their parents and become more task oriented afterward. Here, Mark clearly demonstrates how impressed he is with his Daddy. 
After walking through yet another foreclosed home with some high-end renovations that were about 75% finished, I can't stress this enough: Renovations to your new home do you no good if they cause you to not be able to afford to stay.  I don't give financial or legal advice but it doesn't take a ...
** Rant Advisory** Since my 4 year old has elected to forego sleep and erect a Thomas the Tank Engine memorial on the dining room table, the 2-year old has followed him in the project and my 70 pound German Shepherd feels the need to jam his schnozz in my armpit, slumber has not been an option si...

J. Philip Faranda

Associate Broker / Office Manager
local_phone(914) 762-2500
smartphone(914) 450-8883
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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.
Warning: *Sarcasm and irony advisory at all times.*


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