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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.



I never attended a REBarCamp until this past October in Rye at the NYSAR event. I didn't know what they were all about, but I had a baptism of fire when I was actually conscripted to moderate a session!  If you have never been to a REBarCamp and you are wondering, don't fret. All you need to do i...
I am going to indulge in a brazen self promotional post since the end of the year is here, mainly to state the facts, since Ann tells me I don't stress the level of performance I, um, perform. So here are a few facts about how J. Philip did in 2010, both myself personally and the team.  10- My ra...
Now that the holidays are all but past, the "slow season" is officially over. Spring gets busy, but when does Spring start in Westchester real estate? March? After the Super Bowl? In my experience, "Spring" in real estate starts January 2nd. It may sound silly, but motivated buyers have been lurk...
Reader's Digest has a huge world headquarters in nearby Chappaqua, New York. I should say HAD a huge headquarters. The company quietly left the campus this past week to smaller digs in Manhattan. This represents the fall of a local giant, and the final exit of a company that was a Westchester ins...
Merry Christmas from New York.  One of the things I love about where I live is a Christmas Eve tradition in my old neighborhood where the people line the streets with candles. It is a sight to behold in person, and even though it was late on a Christmas Eve, you can see other cars driving through...
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has rejected Westchester County's latest proposal for affordable housing to be built in the county as a result of last year's settlement of the government's lawsuit. The "problem" is as old as the county, but the upshot is that the government has...
I suppose I could find a real estate angle for just about anything, and I will now as well: in today's paper, a "spa" located down the street from my office was raided and the police arrested two in a prostitution sting. Earlier this month, the same thing happened in Mohegan Lake, NY a hamlet of ...
I suppose I could have rounded off the title to $300,000, but why not be precise. $297,500 buys a really nice cooperative apartment in the Edgemont complex with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a balcony. As you can see, the place is fabulously updated with a sparkling new kitchen with granite counters ...

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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