Westchester Real Estate News

On Appointment to the Ossining Historic Preservation Commission

On Appointment to the Ossining Historic Preservation Commission

As a kid growing up in Ossining in the 1970s and the long shadow of Urban renewal, I had a first row seat to the decline of Downtown Ossining. The stately old buildings that punctuated centuries of progress, commerce and…

News12 Interview on the NY Mansion Tax

News12 Interview on the NY Mansion Tax

I was interviewed on News 12 this past Sunday on the “mansion tax,” a 1989 law that adds a 1% tax on properties sold for $1 million or more. In 1989, one million dollars probably did but an actual mansion,…

Dear Home Seller: A Letter From Your Prospective Buyers

Dear Home Seller: A Letter From Your Prospective Buyers

 [Note: This is a draft from 2015 but I thought it worth publishing. Some think a buyer’s letter to a seller is a smart move, others don’t. I think it has everything to do with what’s in that letter. This…

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Shaun Manning

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Shaun Manning

Some “welcome” posts are more fun than others. This is one of those, because I have known this person for a number of years and have always like her.  Please join me in welcoming Shaun Manning to J. Philip Real…

State of J Philip Real Estate, 2017 Edition

State of J Philip Real Estate, 2017 Edition

Every December 31 since I have journaled the firm’s progress, I have summarized the prior year and chronicled growth, in both numbers and maturity of the brand. 2017 was, in almost every metric, not just the company’s best year, but…

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Eric Lebenson

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Eric Lebenson

J. Philip Real Estate is proud to announce that Eric Lebenson has joined our family of professional achievers as an associate broker. I have known Eric since only a few weeks after founding the company (2005!), and I’ve been the…