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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.



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I was inspired by Bill Gassett's recent posting on why listings expire unsold to share what I tell people when it comes to pricing their homes. Simply put, time costs money and money costs time. The faster you need to sell, the less you'll get. The more money you want, the longer you'll have to w...
I have a listing priced at 219,000, and we received an offer of $185,000. Not uncommon in this market. The pre-approval included was also for $185,000. Now, I know that the buyer probably qualifies for more, but they don't want to tip their hand. Some of you may not agree with me, but this strate...
I should first disclose that I am not, nor have I been in the past, an REO Broker. I have purchased them myself and I have represented buyers in the transactions many times over the years. It is as different an area of real estate from typical transactions as Podiatry is from Opthamology in medic...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 51 Van Wyck, Croton On Hudson, NY Custom Built Luxury with Hudson Views 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $699,900 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 3,636 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .2...
With the economy in decline and the housing market more so, real estate agents are leaving the industry. This is first and foremost a sad thing for anyone who loses a job or has a business fail; I never like to see anyone suffer or have financial problems. Overall, however, there is a silver lini...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 15 Orchard, Putnam Valley, NY Mint Floradan Estates Ranch 2BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $225,000 Year Built 1950 Sq Footage 1,016 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .23 acres HOA/Maint...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 1001 Brentwood, Tarrytown, NY Rare 4 Bedroom Watch Hill Townhome 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $575,000 Year Built 1995 Sq Footage 2,421 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .06 acres ...
J. Philip Faranda | J. Philip Real Estate LLC | 914-762-2500 1124 Frost Lane, Peekskill, NY 4 Bedroom 2 bath Cape on a Double Lot 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $395,000 Year Built 1955 Sq Footage 1,500 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size .31 acr...
I don't know what the full story is, and we'll perhaps never know, but Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton as a New York Senator.  My money is on the idea that once Caroline Kennedy found out that she wasn't Gov. Patterson's choice for NY Senator, she took...

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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