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Home Bay is the top destination for real estate education in the, specializing in providing insights for home buyers, sellers, and investors. We are committed to conducting thorough research, compiling essential data, and crafting informative content to help you make wiser real estate choices. Meet our expert team of writers, analysts, and real estate professionals who contribute to the success of our platform.

Craig Donofrio

Former Research Analyst

Craig Donofrio is a Research Analyst at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

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.

Chelsi Hewitt

Senior Content Project Manager

Chelsi Hewitt is a Senior Content Project Manager with over 7 years of professional writing and editing experience.

Amy Beardsley

Former Contributor

Amy Beardsley is a personal finance expert, former probate court administrator, and founder of Early Morning Money, a site dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses.

Alex Long

Former Contributor

Alex Long is a Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate platform for buyers, sellers, and investors.

Chloe Goodshore

Former Contributor

Chloe Goodshore is a freelance writer who covers personal and business finance. She helps people make well-informed decisions by breaking down complex topics and making them seem simple.

Jon Stubbs

Content Writer

Jon Stubbs is a Content Writer for Homebay. He writes to help empower home buyers and sellers with the knowledge to make smart real estate decisions.

Andrew Whytock

Managing Editor

Andrew Whytock has been a Home Bay contributor since 2021. He's Home Bay's expert on moving companies and tips for streamlining your move.

Kiah Treece

Former Contributor

Kiah Treece is a small business owner and former attorney with extensive experience in real estate investment and financing.

Leandra Beabout

Leandra Beabout is an independent journalist and content writer based in Indiana and India. She covers real estate, travel and health, often through the lens of sustainability.

Laura Gariepy

Former Contributor

Laura has been a freelance writer since 2018. Her work primarily focuses on managing your money, navigating your career, and running a successful business.

Felicia Oliver

Former Contributor

Felicia Oliver is a staff writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Sam M. Huisache

Former Data Writer

Sam M. Huisache is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Jenny Rollins

Former Content Editor

Jenny Rollins is an award-winning writer, editor, and content producer. She is a content editor for Clever Real Estate, where she edits and prepares rigorously researched articles to help people navigate the complex world of real estate.

Franklin Schneider

Author

Franklin Schneider is a writer based in New York City. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Gawker, Kotaku, and other outlets.

Steven Porrello

Former Contributor

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.

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.

Brendan Rigney

Former Contributor

Brendan Rigney is a freelance writer and contributor and at Clever Real Estate and Home Bay. Brendan's work includes breakdowns and analysis of real estate companies, moving services, and various other topics associated with buying and selling a home.

Rena Goldman

Former Contributor

Rena Goldman is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist with over a decade of experience. She covers health, wellness, mental health, small business, and how politics and policies impact our daily lives.

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.

Anna Spooner

Former Contributor

Anna Spooner is a contributing writer for Home Bay where she writes about moving companies and related topics.

Kelsey McKeon

Author

Kelsey McKeon is a B2B content writer and strategist specializing in engaging thought leadership content for SaaS companies large and small.

Katie Rothman

Author

Prior to joining Clever, Katie worked as a freelance writer for several startups and was an in-house copywriter at GUESS.

Brittany McGhee

Former Contributor

Brittany McGhee is a writer and editor covering emerging technology.

Noor Afzal

Former Contributor

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

Alene Laney

Former Contributor

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.

Daniel Bortz

Former Contributor

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.

Sarah Sharkey

Former Contributor

Sarah Sharkey is a personal finance writer who covers retirement, investing, debt, savings, credit cards, mortgages, and student loans.

Jess Ullrich

Former Contributor

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.

Elizabeth Boyd

Former Contributor

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.

Jessica Merritt

Former Contributor

Jessica Merritt is a personal finance expert who covers credit cards, loans, debt consolidation, and small business.

Lizzie Nealon

Former Contributor

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.

Emma Woodward

Former Contributor

Emma Woodward is Seattle-based writer who specializes in demystifying personal finance topics ranging from creating an effective budget to managing student loans.

Jessica Walrack

Former Contributor

Jessica Walrack has covered personal finance for nearly a decade, including in-depth research about loans, insurance, banking, mortgages, credit cards, budgeting, and more.

Luke Babich

CEO & Co-Founder

Luke Babich is the co-founder and CEO at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Eric Rosenberg

Former Contributor

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.

Steve Nicastro

Steve Nicastro is a seasoned real estate expert and advocate for informed decision-making. Steve's journey in the real estate world is marked by a steadfast commitment to empowering consumers with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their real estate decisions.

Jill A. Chafin

Former Contributor

Jill A. Chafin is a freelance writer with a background in personal finance and small business solutions.

Mark L. Sette, CFP

Former Contributor

Mark Sette is an investing and personal finance expert, helping individuals achieve clarity, insight, and peace of mind through financial education for over ten years.

Erica Sandberg

Former Contributor

Erica Sandberg is a journalist and consumer finance expert whose work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Experian, and CardRates.

Barbara Bellesi Zito

Former Contributor

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.

Erin Bendig

Former Contributor

Erin Bendig's work spans reported journalism, multimedia, and research. Her analysis has appeared in Bankrate, CreditCards.

Justin Reynolds

Former Contributor

Justin Reynolds is a contributing writer at Home Bay.

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Craig Donofrio is a Research Analyst at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Hannah Warrick

Content Editor

Hannah joined the Home Bay team in 2023 as a contributor and has been professionally writing and editing online content for over 5 years.

Steve Udelson

Former Contributor

Steve Udelson is a former contributor at Home Bay.

Ashley Simon

Ashley Simon has been a Home Bay contributor since 2021. She's been writing about housing for nearly ten years.

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Tommy O’Shaughnessy led the acquisition of Home Bay in 2021. Before acquiring Home Bay, Tommy has been using data to identify trends in the real estate market for over five years.

Michael Yessis

Content Project Manager

Michael Yessis has more than 20 years of experience as a professional writer and editor, including at USA Today, Aol, and Work+Money.