About the Author
Edith Lank -- For more than 20 years, Edith Lank has been helping homebuyers through the complexities and stress of purchasing their homes. A best-selling author; award-winning columnist; print, online and broadcast journalist; broker; and real estate educator, Lank continues to be one of the leading experts on consumer real estate issues. Her award-winning real estate column, House Calls, is syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. It reaches more than 10 million readers in 100 newspapers and Web sites across the country. Dena Amoruso -- Dena Amoruso draws her expertise from 14 years in real estate, most notably from the world of new homes, having worked for some of the country's largest homebuilders. Seeing a need to inform the public on new residential construction real estate matters, she began writing in 1997 with a column in the Sacramento Bee. She now writes for The New York Post, in addition to columns in newspapers nationwide dealing with new home issues, trends, designs, and products. She also provides content for numerous Web sites, including Realty Times.