The Advocates 8-5-09

The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

August 5, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show, The Advocates on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our guests are Gary Leogrande and Steve Lamoreaux. Our subject is revisiting the housing market after 15 months, has it bottomed, and how will credit reflect any potential recovery?


Gary Leogrande is the Operating Principal at Keller Williams NY Realty, which is based in White Plains, NY.  Gary is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in both NY and CT and has sold hundreds of houses through out the area over the past 23 years.  Gary has prized himself at being the best he can be in his profession.  He has been a consistent multi-million dollar Westchester-Putnam Multiple Listing Service (WPMLS) Award winner.   In addition to overseeing a dynamic office with over 100 agents he also has a team working with him specializing in foreclosure properties and residential re-sales.   Mastering his craft, Gary gives back to the Brokerage community by regularly teaching classes at the Westchester County Board of Realtors (WCBR) such as: New Agent Orientation, Ethics, Continuing Education, Salesperson and Brokers Classes.  He is the chair person of WPMLS Technology Committee, a director for WPLMS and chair of the Broker/Owner Managers Committee.  He has also served on the WCBR Professional Standards Committee for over 10 years.He has earned the following designations from the National Association of Realtors: Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager.

Mr. Lamoreaux background consists of 14 years in the financial markets – both retail and institutional, and another decade in the mortgage arena (from hedging, to underwriting, to sales). He has focused these last 6 years solely on reverse mortgages, speaking at Senior Centers throughout Connecticut, southeastern New York State and the boroughs of NYC. He also speaks before, and works closely with, Elder Law and Trust & Estate Attorneys, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, and CPA’s. Steve is an instructor of classes to the general public through local Adult Education programs in courses in NY and CT. He has also been the host and guest for a number of financial radio programs throughout this area. He last visited The Advocates on April 2, 2008.

Meanwhile, the mission of The Advocates is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy” issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow.


One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at One can also listen to all of the archived shows at: Our guest next week is Michael Cohen, the author of Live From the Campaign Trail, who will talk about his recent perspectives on Afghanistan. One can find all of The Advocates programs archived at


Richard J. Garfunkel

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