As author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, and talk show host, Tom Kelly has carved a niche as one of the leading journalists specializing in second homes. His ground-breaking How a Second Home Can Be Your Best Investment (McGraw-Hill), written with economist John Tuccillo, showed consumers and professionals how one additional piece of real estate could serve as an investment, recreation, and retirement property over time. Cashing In on a Second Home in Mexico: How to Buy, Rent and Profit from Property South of the Border (Crabman Publishing), written with Stewart International’s Mitch Creekmore, is the first in a series exploring the benefits of the international second-home marketplace. His latest book, Cashing In on a Second Home in Central America: How to Buy, Rent and Profit in the World’s Bargain Zone, was written with Creekmore and National Association of Realtors’ international real estate specialist Jeff Hornberger.
Tom has also written Real Estate Boomers and Beyond: Exploring the Costs, Choices and Changes for Your Next Move (Kaplan) and The New Reverse Mortgage Formula (John Wiley & Sons).
He served Seattle Times readers for 20 years, many as real estate editor. His weekly features now appear in the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rocky Mountain News, Portland Oregonian, Tacoma News Tribune, Everett Herald, Reno Gazette-Journal, Louisville Courier-Journal, and more than two dozen other newspapers.
Tom’s award-winning radio show, Real Estate Today, aired for 17 years on Seattle’s Bonneville stations and was syndicated by Business Talk Radio to approximately 40 domestic markets and 450 stations in 160 foreign countries via Armed Forces Radio.
Tom was president of the Santa Clara University class of 1972. He and his wife, Jodi, an associate dean and professor at Seattle University, have four children and live near on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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