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Real Estate Broker/Owner - J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - 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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The 3rd quarter of 2011 was better in volume for single family home sales than the 3rd quarter of 2010 from a volume perspective, according to the data I found on the Empire Access MLS. And in comparing the years to date,  2011 is still "catching up" to 2010 and may indeed do so by the end of the...
10/16/2011
Update: The Meetup is set for Tusday, December 6 at 6pm at Toga Bar, Caesar's Atlantic City! For those of you in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the annual Triple Play convention will be held this December 6-8 in Atlantic City. I have gone to the last two and just registered for this year'...
10/15/2011
What can you buy in Ardsley for $250,000? How about a nice condo at Ashford Court? The building was once a school that was converted to condominiums in the 80's with splendid results- the old school yard is now a huge parking lot with 2 spaces per unit, and the structure has mad character and cha...
10/15/2011
Buyers in this real estate market enjoy many more liberties and advantages with sellers than I have ever seen since I was first licensed in 1996. Not only do they have the lowest rates in half a century, they have far more bargaining power, and in Westchester County, where a starter home can cost...
10/11/2011
One of the risks a real estate broker like myself incurs when commenting on the market is the perception that we as licensees puff things up to make the climate seem better than it really is. Given that we are entitled to our own opinion but not our own facts, I'll lead with the numbers on Croton...
10/10/2011
Here are a few useful tips for all agents, both new and old, in the proper care and feeding of the guy who owns and runs the brokerage where you ply your trade.  I will be quick to add that many of the things I suggest here are things my team already does well, and it is rare when I have to pract...
10/09/2011
10/09/2011
Our team is growing, which is good, but the quality of people we are adding to our family of producers is very high, and that is great. Anton Gromov has joined our team, and he's not your average story. Anton is from Russia, and is therefore fluent in Russian. He's a new licensee, and when he was...
10/08/2011
                                   "How to succeed in the real estate business without even trying..." How to succeed in the real estate business without even trying. Yeah. You let me know if there is a way to succeed in the real estate business without even trying and I'll be your best friend. T...
10/07/2011
The numbers are in for September real estate closings in the Ossining School district, and they show a significant improvement over the prior September. All information is for single family homes and is sourced by the Empire Access MLS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Westchester Putnam Associat...
10/05/2011
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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 $500 million. 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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