In his weekly column The Housing Scene, Lew Sichelman provides consumer-oriented information on housing and real estate that is essential reading in today's market. Dubbed

"the consumer's real estate columnist,"
Sichelman uses plain English to give readers information they can use, making The Housing Scene easily understandable for even first-time homebuyers. His column addresses a wide range of topics, such as how to search for homes on the Internet, when to build your dream home and what to look for during house inspections.

One of America's most prolific real estate journalists, Sichelman offers an expert opinion on how consumers are affected by the latest industry developments. His tough-but-fair reporting has made him a trusted source for millions of loyal readers for more than 20 years.

About Lew Sichelman

For more than 40 years, Lew Sichelman has been explaining complicated housing and mortgage-related topics in terms novice home buyers and sellers can understand. His weekly column, The Housing Scene, has earned top honors in every major real estate journalism competition, and his work has been lauded as the best in the business by his peers in the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Trade groups such as the National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association also have honored his writing.

Sichelman has been real estate editor of two major daily newspapers in his hometown of Washington, D.C., including the former Washington Star. Since then, his column has been picked up by many of the country's largest and most-respected newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Tribune, Orlando Sentinel and the Las Vegas Review Journal. He's also written for Sports Illustrated, several consumer magazines and independent trade publications.