Hofstra University


  • Real estate investor since 1995 and a realtor since 1998
  • 10+ years experience as a professional writer and editor covering real estate and investing
  • Teaches courses on investing in residential real estate


Ethan Roberts is a financial writer, editor, and investor. He’s been covering real estate and investing for Investor Place since 2011 and since March 2014. His work has appeared on MSN, Reuters, Seeking Alpha, and Market Greenhouse. Ethan was also a contributing editor at for three years. He also teaches courses on investing in residential real Estate.

An avid stock trader, Ethan has been investing in real estate since 1995 and owns multiple rental properties in Florida. He’s been a realtor since 1998 and specializes in selling foreclosures and distressed properties. He left a 15-year career as a marriage and family therapist to become a full-time realtor and investor in 2000.


Ethan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Hofstra University.