ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Hodges is a longtime business and real estate writer based in Seattle. She’s interested in how and why we as individuals and as a culture look at our housing choices and the social, emotional, and financial values we assign to our homes. Her work on residential and commercial real estate has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Real Estate Forum, CBS’s BNET, AOL HousingWatch, HouseLogic and USA Today. Her work on business has appeared in The New York Times, Business 2.0, Fortune, Success, and many other national and regional publications. The National Association of Real Estate Editors has twice awarded her for her real estate coverage, and The Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Chapter awarded her first place for best consumer reporting in 2009. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College.