BOO! Scary Real Estate Stuff

On this Halloween 2010, I’ll depart from the typical scary stuff (lawyers, in-laws) and expound on a few lesser spoken of scary things in my beloved industry.  Measurer terror (AKA Time Vampires). The folks who ask to walk through a…

Speechless Sundays: The Literate Canine

Re-elect Bill Hanauer Ossining Mayor

Ossining has always had its share of problems through the years, and among them, since I was young, was always the blighted downtown area. The story goes that Ossining always had a vibrant, prosperous downtown until the early 1960’s, when Arcadian Gardens shopping…

Other People’s Money

 Apparently I have missed the latest celebrity news about Charlie Sheen’s recent drug-induced binge where he was found in his hotel room with a porn actress and cocaine, but not his clothes. While the guy on the radio wondered aloud…

Can an Owner Reject an Offer in a Short Sale?

Contrary to what some may think, an owner is not obligated to submit every offer to the lender for approval in order to do a short sale. As a matter of fact, there are offers that an owner should never…

A Moment in the Life

<phone rings> This is Phil Faranda, can I help you?  Yes. I am looking at a house.  OK. How can I help you?  I want to know more about the house.  Are you in front of the house now? Are…