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 book, 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, written with Stewart International’s Mitch Creekmore, is the first in a series exploring the benefits of international second home marketplace. He also has written Real Estate Boomers and Beyond: Exploring the Costs, Choices and Changes of Your Next Move (Kaplan) and The New Reverse Mortgage Formula (John Wiley & Sons).
Kelly served The Seattle Times readers for 20 years, many as Real Estate Editor. His weekly features now appear in The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Rocky Mountain News, The Oakland Tribune, Portland Oregonian, The Tacoma News Tribune, The Reno Gazette-Journal, Louisville Courier-Journal, Des Moines Register plus more than two dozen other newspapers.
Tom's award-winning radio show "Real Estate Today" recently began its 15th year on Seattle's 770 KTTH-AM. The show is now syndicated by Business Talk Radio to approximately 40 domestic markets and airs on 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 on Bainbridge Island, WA. Tom can be reached via email at email@example.com.