Alice Holbrook edits homebuying content at NerdWallet. She has covered personal finance topics for almost a decade and previously worked on NerdWallet's banking and insurance teams, as well as doing a stint on the copy desk. She is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Education: MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, B.A. in creative writing from Knox College
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Student Loan Relief Could Inch You Closer to Homeownership
Eliminating $10,000 worth of student debt per borrower will put some on a faster track to buying a home.
How to Buy a House for Sale by Owner
You don't have to go without a real estate agent just because the FSBO seller doesn't have one.
What Are Real Estate Agent Networks?
Real estate agent networks connect home buyers and sellers to affiliated local real estate agents.
Does a Home Warranty Cover Plumbing?
Many home warranties cover some plumbing problems, but the cause of an issue often determines whether a claim is accepted.
What Does a Real Estate Agent Do?
A real estate agent helps facilitate buying and selling homes. You'll likely work closely with your agent throughout the buying or selling process.
Despite Hot Market, Sellers Plan Big Updates Before Listing
Almost a third plan to spend $10,000 or more, according to NerdWallet's 2022 Home Seller Report.
Choosing a Mortgage Lender That Aligns With Your Ethics
Your home loan could help support a broader mission.
14 Mortgage Lenders Serving Black Communities
Black-led lenders make more loans to Black borrowers — and they can be a good fit for allies, too.
What Is LTV? Why Loan-To-Value Ratio Matters
The maximum loan-to-value ratio allowed for a mortgage depends on the type of home loan and the lender's requirements.
How to Handle a Year-Round Homebuying Season
High demand and low inventory have upset the housing market's usual ebb and flow.
The Property Line: What’s With the Surge in Mortgage Rates?
Rising mortgage rates have outpaced expectations for the start of this year. Here's why they've spiked recently and what it means for you.
As Mortgage Rates Hit 4%, Buyers Can Still Boost Their Chances
With the 30-year mortgage rising fast, buyers may need updated preapprovals and revised expectations.
Do You Need U-Haul Insurance?
Unlike with rental cars, your personal auto policy and your credit card might not cover you in an accident when you're driving a rental truck.