Torching Last Year

Torching Last Year

After crunching the numbers a bit, I have some good news to report. The firm is 30% ahead of last year at this time for transactions closed, and 15% over last year for dollar volum....

J. Philip Welcomes Stephanie Finney

J. Philip Welcomes Stephanie Finney

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” ― Henry David Thor....

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....

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, “chatt....

The Spring Market is Here- Home Sellers Should Take Note

The Spring Market is Here- Home Sellers Should Take Note

The adage goes that in real estate, Spring starts January 2. The holidays are behind us, and in order to be in a new home by the summer, prospective buyers need some time just to f....

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 dollar....