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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How to Do the 52-Week Money Challenge
Save more than $1,000 in a year. Save $1 your first week, $2 your second week and so on.
FHA vs. VA Loan: Which One Is Right For You?
An FHA loan might be an option for a veteran or service member with a lower credit score.
Cash-Out Refinance: How It Works and What to Know
A cash-out refinance replaces your current mortgage with a new, larger loan. In return, you receive the cash difference between the new amount borrowed and your old mortgage balance.
What Is a Cashier’s Check and How Do I Buy One?
A cashier’s check is a safe way to make large payments. Most banks and credit unions offer them.
Mortgage Closing Costs: How Much You’ll Pay
Mortgage closing costs run from 2% to 6% of the loan cost, including property taxes, title insurance and more.
What Is an FHA 203(k) Loan?
An FHA 203(k) loan combines a renovation loan with a primary mortgage. Because they’re government-insured, 203(k) loans have more lenient qualifications than conventional loans.