Introducing: local real estate attorney and broker Gary Laturno. He’ll be guest-hosting this blog tomorrow to answer your pressing questions in the second installment of our blog series, Savvy & Sage: Tips on Buying and Selling in 2009. (You can view the questions and answers from our first installment with Prof. Leonard Baron here.)

I’ve heard from several knowledgeable real estate folks around town that Gary is the person to talk to about options to avoid foreclosure including short sales, loan modifications and working with your bank to save your house. Gary said he’ll be happy to answer questions in the public forum tomorrow, and he’ll make his services available for free if any reader has more specific questions afterward.

Here are some areas Gary can address — if your questions fit these topics, please send them our way and Gary will try to answer as many as possible:

  • options for homeowners facing foreclosure
  • ins and outs of national refinance/loan modification plans
  • tips for negotiating with lenders
  • where to go if you’re not getting help from your lender
  • short sales — selling for less than you owe on your mortgage
  • how to avoid scams targeting homeowners

So, ask away. Leave your questions as a comment on this post in Survival, or drop an e-mail to


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