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Terri Williams headshot

Terri Williams

Terri Williams has over 10 years of experience covering student loans, mortgages, real estate, budgeting, home improvement, business, and product reviews.

Highlights:
* Expert in mortgages, real estate, home buying, home selling, budgeting, insurance, and other personal finance topics
* Writing is published in Investopedia, The Balance, The Economist, TIME, Architectural Digest, Realtor.com, Bob Vila, Popular Science, CNN Underscored, and more
* Business and technology bylines at The Economist, Amerian Bar Association Journal, and Verizon
Experts say that 20 percent down you heard about (perhaps from your parents) is a myth in 2022. Here are your best ways around it, and how to plan.
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It's a seller's market out there, and real estate agents are seeing potential buyers jumping through surprising hoops in order to close a deal. Here's what not to do if you're trying to buy a house.
Thought credit score was only important if you're looking to buy? Think again. Due to pandemic rent freezes and income loss, landlords are more likely than ever to examine renter's credit histories.
Real estate experts weigh in on the tasks you should never skip.
Hint: It's more than just the down payment.
No surprise, kitchens were a big priority this year.
Could generations of traditional homeownership wisdom be wrong? Here's what you need to know to determine whether your home is an investment that will pay off in retirement—or a liability.
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These are the most important financial planning decisions for retired couples to make—together—before pulling the plug on their careers.
If your goal is to boost the selling price of your home, these home improvement projects won't move the needle.
Could generations of traditional homeownership wisdom be wrong? Here's what you need to know to determine whether your home is an investment that will pay off in retirement—or a liability.
These are the most important financial planning decisions for retired couples to make—together—before pulling the plug on their careers.
If your goal is to boost the selling price of your home, these home improvement projects won't move the needle.
Here's what everyone is looking for in a post-pandemic home (yes, including pizza ovens).