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Keith Gumbinger, Vice President, HSH.com

A 25-year expert observer of the mortgage and consumer debt industries, Keith has been cited in tens of thousands of articles covering a wide range of consumer finance topics. These articles have appeared in publications and outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, The New York Times, Kiplinger publications, US News and World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bottom Line Publications and dozens of local newspapers. He has been a featured guest on NPR Radio and Oprah Winfrey's XM Radio program with Jean Chatzky, and has been seen on CNBC, CNN and the national news broadcasts for ABC, CBS and NBC television networks.

Keith has authored or co-authored a number of consumer guides on first mortgages, refinancing, home equity, mortgage prepayment and more, and is the primary researcher and writer for HSH.com's MarketTrends newsletter. He has contributed expertise to a number of books written by Jane White, Beth Kobliner, John Dorfman and others.

Working at the intersection of markets and people, and with a unique ability to explain today's complex consumer finance environment in simple human language, Keith helps writers and reporters better serve readers and viewers by providing practical, useful knowledge to these audiences as they struggle to understand the numerous choices they face when managing debt.

From the Federal Reserve's latest actions down to evaluating a local lenders latest offerings, Keith can help lend clarity and perspective to a confusing, difficult marketplace.


Meet Our Editorial Staff


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Tim Manni, Managing Editor

Tim Manni is the Managing Editor for HSH.com, and is also the author of their daily blog, which concentrates on the latest developments in the mortgage and housing markets. Tim's work with HSH.com has been featured in several other media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, MSN Real Estate, Forbes and MarketWatch.com.


Meet Our Contributing Authors


Bendix Anderson

Bendix Anderson

Bendix Anderson has covered the housing and mortgage markets for more than a decade. His work has appeared in Fox Business, National Real Estate Investor, City Limits Magazine, America Online Housing Watch, Habitat Magazine, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Apartment Finance Today, ProSales Magazine, Sustainable Communities Magazine and Multifamily Executive.

In 2005, Bendix predicted the housing crisis with his story "Condo Crash Coming" for Apartment Finance Today. Anderson has been nominated for awards in publishing and journalism.

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Margarette Burnette

Margarette Burnette is an Atlanta-based freelance writer who specializes in personal finance and real estate topics. In her 12 years of corporate and journalistic experience, she's written for dozens of publications, including Good Housekeeping, American Express, Essence, Black Enterprise and many others.

Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Steve Cook is managing editor of Real Estate Economy Watch, which was recognized as one of the two best real estate news sites of 2011 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Before he co-founded REEW in 2007, he was vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Realtors. In 2006 and 2007, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate.

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Aaron Crowe

Aaron is a homeowner in the Bay Area who spends too much time and money for the upkeep of his 1950s-era Cape Cod home, and wonders how large families once lived in such small houses. You can follow Aaron on Twitter at @aaroncrowe or on his website, www.AaronCrowe.net.

April Dykman

April Dykman

April Dykman is a freelance writer, editor and blogger who specializes in personal finance, real estate, and entrepreneurship topics. Her work has been featured on MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes MoneyBuilder, Yahoo! Finance, Lifehacker, Get Rich Slowly and The Consumerist. April holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a now-inactive real estate license.

Judy Feldman

Judy Feldman

Judy Feldman, former senior reporter at Money Magazine for 16 years, lives in New York City and Long Eddy, N.Y. She has most recently been published at Inc.com, Insure.com and currently reports regularly for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s External Insights. She has written or reported for several other national publications, including Bottom/Line Personal, CBS MoneyWatch, Consumer Reports, ESPN The Magazine, FiscalTimes.com, Glamour, iVillage.com, Jewish Living, Martha Stewart, Parenting, Redbook and Self Magazines.

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Marcie Geffner

Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance reporter, writer, editor and blogger whose work has been published by MSNBC, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, Bankrate.com, AOL Real Estate, ThirdAge.com, Fidelity.com and dozens of major U.S. newspapers. Previously, she was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine and then managing editor of Inman News, an online real estate industry news service.

Marcie has written about a wide range of financial topics, including homebuying, investing, banking, credit cards and mortgages. She earned a bachelor's degree with honors in English from UCLA and MBA from Pepperdine University. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow Marcie on Twitter at @marciegeff or on her website www.marciegeffner.com.

Craig Guillot

Craig Guillot

Craig Guillot is a business and personal finance writer from New Orleans. He covers insurance, investing, real estate and debt. His work has appeared in such publications and websites as Entrepreneur, CNNMoney.com, CNBC.com, Bankrate.com, Better Investing Magazine and Investor's Business Daily.

He is a contributing editor to STORES Magazine (National Retail Federation) and Interest.com and is the author of "Stuff About Money: No BS Financial Advice for Regular People." Craig has also covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 for a number of national publications. In 2010, he covered the Gulf oil disaster for the National Wildlife Federation. You can read more about his work at Craigguillot.com.

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Constance Gustke

Constance Gustke is a New York-based journalist who writes about business topics. She was a Fortune reporter, Forbes.com contributor and Worth features editor. Gustke is also a regular contributor to CNBC.

Susan Ladika

Susan Ladika

Susan Ladika has been a writer and editor for more than two decades, getting her start at daily newspapers such as The Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times, and with The Associated Press. In recent years she’s focused on personal finance, business and HR topics, writing for such publications as Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com, Insurance.com, CarInsurance.com and Workforce Management.

Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner, author of “HOMEBUYING: Tough Times, First Time, Any Time”, has been writing about personal finance and real estate for more than two decades for a variety of publications and websites including the Friday Home Guide of The Washington Times, National Real Estate Investor magazine, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust's REIT magazine, Investopedia, Insurance.com, RefinancingRight.com, Urban Land magazine, the National Association of Realtor's Realtor magazine and numerous state and local Realtor associations.

She has been a guest on the National Association of Realtor's Real Estate Today radio program and appeared on MRIS Real Estate TV to give advice to first-time homebuyers. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, where they are active with the Latino Student Fund and the charter school movement. They spend time in New York City where their two daughters live.

Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran is a freelance writer, blogger, and author specializing in business and money. She's written for Kipplinger.com, Newsweek.com, Entrepreneur, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, HouseLogic, and many others. She is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010). She lives and works near the Jersey shore--the beautiful place, not the horrid television show.

Brian O'Connell

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell is a freelance writer from Doylestown, Pa., with 15 years experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the financial, health care and career management sectors. His byline has appeared in dozens of top-tier national business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Street.com, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many more. The author of 14 books, O’Connell has appeared as an expert commentator on business issues for CNN, Fox News, CNBC, C-Span, Bloomberg, CBS Radio, The LA Times, and others.

Dan Rafter

Dan Rafter

Dan Rafter is a freelance writer with more than 20 years experience covering real estate and mortgage issues. He's written for the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Business 2.0 Magazine, Consumers Digest and dozens of trade magazines.

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Poonkulali Thangavelu

Poonkulali Thangavelu is a financial writer who has covered real-estate finance topics for several years. Her work has appeared in leading industry publications National Mortgage News, National Real Estate Investor, Asset Securitization Report, Multi-Housing News and HousingWire. She has also been published on Seeking Alpha and Yahoo! Finance.