Westchester Real Estate News

Of Saints, Josephs, and J’s

Of Saints, Josephs, and J’s

Today, March 19th, is the feast of St Joseph, my namesake. Yes- the “J” stands for Joseph. My father, Joseph S Faranda, wanted to name me Joseph, and my mother, who had successfully avoided the matter with my three older…

Our Yard Sign Makes “Wakefield”

Our Yard Sign Makes “Wakefield”

Back in 2015 the firm was contacted by a producer in Hollywood asking to see our sign for possible use in a movie they were producing. You might be wondering why they’d contact little old J. Philip Real Estate, but…

On Powerful Women in Real Estate, Revisited.

On Powerful Women in Real Estate, Revisited.

In observance of International Women’s Day, I’d like to pay a tribute to the many fine women who have made our firm what it is. In 2012 I wrote a post on how I expected to build my firm with powerful…

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Imelda Cruz Avellan

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Imelda Cruz Avellan

Not many entries in this journal are “firsts” for me anymore, and this is a great pleasure to share. One of the firm’s very newest agents is actually the daughter of one of our established agents. It is very tempting…

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions and Exclusions

From time to time there is an issue with a transaction related to the inclusion or exclusion of a fixture, an appliance, or an article of chattel. For the uninitiated, “chattel” are furniture or personal belongings not attached the house,…

Honoring the J. Philip Achievers of 2017

Honoring the J. Philip Achievers of 2017

This past Friday, February 9th the firm had its annual award Gala at The Briarcliff Manor to celebrate a successful 2017. We’ve held the event annually since 2015, and the list of award recipients has grown as our collective professional…