Homebay Authors

Alene Laney

Alene Laney

Contributing Writer

​Alene Laney is a personal finance, real estate, and travel journalist based in the Southwest. Her award-winning work has appeared in numerous national outlets, including The Balance, Insider, Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage, and more.
Alex Long

Alex Long

Staff Writer

Alex Long is a Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate platform for buyers, sellers, and investors. His research on first time home buyer programs, foreclosures, for sale by owner transactions, and the average cost to sell a home has helped thousands of home buyers and sellers navigate real estate transactions. Before joining Clever, Alex received his PhD in Literature, Theory, and Culture from Purdue University.
Amy Beardsley

Amy Beardsley

Senior Contributing Writer

Amy Beardsley is a seasoned writer and content strategist specializing in adding value to help clients at a more strategic level with their content. Amy's advice and analysis has appeared in NerdWallet, Robinhood, LendingTree, and other leading national outlets.
Barbara Bellesi Zito

Barbara Bellesi Zito

Contributing Writer

Barbara Bellesi Zito is a freelance writer from Staten Island, NY. She covers trends in real estate and home improvement for a number of publications, including Apartment Therapy, The Motley Fool, Forbes Advisor, and Angi/Home Advisor.
Brittany McGhee

Brittany McGhee

Contributing Writer

Brittany McGhee is a writer and editor covering emerging technology.
Chelsi Hewitt

Chelsi Hewitt

Senior Editor

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Craig Donofrio

Craig Donofrio

Research Analyst

Craig Donofrio is a Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. As a personal finance and real estate journalist, he has written for realtor.com, TheStreet, Aspiration's Make Change, Money Talks News and other online media.
Daniel Bortz

Daniel Bortz

Contributing Writer

Daniel Bortz is a freelance writer and licensed realtor based in Washington, D.C. He specializes in writing about personal finance, and his work has appeared in Fortune, Consumer Reports, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Zillow, and numerous other national and local outlets.
Elizabeth Boyd

Elizabeth Boyd

Contributing Writer

Elizabeth Boyd is a freelance writer with a paralegal and real estate background. She enjoys helping property buyers and sellers enhance their real estate knowledge to accomplish their goals through her research-backed content.
Emma Woodward

Emma Woodward

Contributing Writer

Emma Woodward is Seattle-based writer who specializes in demystifying personal finance topics ranging from creating an effective budget to managing student loans. Her work has appeared in Bankrate, The Financial Diet, and other national outlets.
Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg

Contributing Writer

Eric Rosenberg is a personal finance expert, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur whose work has appeared in Huffington Post, Business Insider, Investopedia, and many other national outlets. As a consultant, Eric has worked with a wide range of clients including TD Ameritrade, SoFi, Betterment, Travelers, Citizens Bank, and more. Eric also runs Personal Profitability, a website dedicated to helping readers earn more, spend thoughtfully, grow their wealth, and live a better life through mindful personal finance.
Erica Sandberg

Erica Sandberg

Contributing Writer

Erica Sandberg is a journalist and consumer finance expert whose work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Experian, and CardRates. She has also served as an editor-at-large for Credit Card Guide. As a TV and radio host, Erica has appeared on KRON-4, Fox, and CNN, among other national and local outlets.
Erin Bendig

Erin Bendig

Contributing Writer

Erin Bendig's work spans reported journalism, multimedia, and research. Her analysis has appeared in Bankrate, CreditCards.com, MSN, and other national outlets.
Felicia Oliver

Felicia Oliver

Staff Writer - Home Bay

Felicia Oliver is a Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Before joining Clever, Felicia was an editor and social media manager with the International Code Council, and a senior editor with Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and Housing Giants magazines.
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Jaime Dunaway-Seale

Jaime Dunaway-Seale

Data Writer

Jaime Dunaway-Seale is a data writer at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Prior to joining Clever, Jaime worked full time as a journalist. Her writings about education, government, business, and sports have appeared in Slate, The Associated Press, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Advocate Media.
Jenny Rollins

Jenny Rollins

Editor - Home Bay

Jenny Rollins is a content editor for Clever Real Estate, editing educational content to help people navigate the complex world of real estate. She is an award-winning writer, editor, and content producer specializing in business, health care and real estate.
Jess Ullrich

Jess Ullrich

Contributing Writer

Jess Ullrich has written and edited personal finance and business content for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Investopedia, FinanceBuzz, The Balance, and other national outlets. She enjoys creating content that helps home buyers on their purchase journeys and is also interested in real estate investing.
Jessica Merritt

Jessica Merritt

Contributing Writer

Jessica Merritt is a personal finance expert who covers credit cards, loans, debt consolidation, and small business. She has regularly contributed to U.S. News and World Report since 2017, and her work has also appeared in Yahoo Finance, HouseDigest, and other national outlets.
Jessica Walrack

Jessica Walrack

Contributing Writer

​Jessica Walrack has covered personal finance for nearly a decade, including in-depth research about loans, insurance, banking, mortgages, credit cards, budgeting, and more. Her work has appeared on Investopedia, The Balance, Interest.com, MSN Money, The Simple Dollar, Bankrate, and Supermoney, among other national outlets.
Jill A. Chafin

Jill A. Chafin

Contributing Writer

Jill A. Chafin is a freelance writer with a background in personal finance and small business solutions. She loves delving deep into how to save money and helping readers boost their financial health, and her work has appeared in the Motley Fool, Life Savvy, and numerous other outlets.
Justin Reynolds

Justin Reynolds

Contributing Writer

Justin Reynolds is a contributing writer at Home Bay.
Kiah Treece

Kiah Treece

Senior Contributing Writer

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Lindsay Stefan

Lindsay Stefan

Senior Editor

Lindsay Stefan is a Senior Editor at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Lindsay has worked as a content manager, editor and copywriter specializing in personal finance, real estate and tourism.
Lizzie Nealon

Lizzie Nealon

Contributing Writer

Lizzie Nealon is a personal finance writer whose work has appeared in Bankrate, MSN and CNBC. Her favorite part of the job is making complex topics like real estate, insurance and finance digestible to readers everywhere.
Mark L. Sette, CFP

Mark L. Sette, CFP

Contributing Writer

Mark Sette is an investing and personal finance expert who empowers buyers, sellers, and investors of all backgrounds by making real estate knowledge more accessible to everyone. In his spare time, Mark runs a real estate management company. Mark’s writing has been featured on well known platforms such as Investopedia, Wealthsimple, Capitalize, Yahoo Finance, and The Balance.
Matt Brannon

Matt Brannon

Data Writer @ Clever Real Estate

Matt Brannon is a Data Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Before joining Clever, Matt worked as a journalist for Redding.com, where his coverage earned California Journalism Awards for in-depth reporting, investigative reporting, writing, and coverage of local government. His work has also appeared in USA Today, MSN, and Yahoo! News.
Noor Afzal

Noor Afzal

Content Witer

Noor Afzal is a content writer at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.
Sam M. Huisache

Sam M. Huisache

Data Writer @ Clever Real Estate

Sam M. Huisache is a Data Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Before Clever, Sam worked as a research analyst and writer for several tech startups, non-profit organizations, and pop culture outlets. Their work has been featured in publications like Forbes, The Guardian, Computerworld, and USA Today.
Sarah Sharkey

Sarah Sharkey

Contributing Writer

Sarah Sharkey is a personal finance writer who covers retirement, investing, debt, savings, credit cards, mortgages, and student loans. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, MSN, GOBankingRates, and numerous other national outlets. Sarah is the founder of Adventurous Adulting, a personal finance blog that helps readers make smarter financial decisions.
Steve Udelson

Steve Udelson

Contributing Writer

Steve Udelson is an author at Home Bay.
Steven Porrello

Steven Porrello

Contributing Writer

Steven Porrello specializes in helping readers understand the big picture of financial markets by breaking down all the forces converge to make this moment in history. He enjoys analyzing emerging trends, and his work has appeared in MSN, the Motley Fool, and other outlets.