Jeff Ostrowski writes about the U.S. housing market for Bankrate. He has appeared on CNBC and numerous radio and television outlets to discuss his reporting about real estate trends. Before joining Bankrate, Ostrowski covered business and economics for the Palm Beach Post and the South Florida Business Journal. He serves on the board of the nonprofit National Association of Real Estate Editors. He twice has won gold awards in the group’s journalism contest. Ostrowski earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Illinois.