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 Much Does It Cost to Move?
Most local moves cost less than $2,500. You’ll pay more for longer distances or heavier loads.
How Much Down Payment Is Required for a House?
Your minimum down payment depends on the type of mortgage, the lender and your finances.
How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?
To figure out how much money you need to buy a house, consider both one-time and ongoing expenses.
The Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure: What They Mean
The Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure forms boil down all of the closing costs you’ll encounter when getting a home loan.
What to Know Before Using a 401(k) Loan for a Down Payment
Know the risks, calculate if you can afford the repayments, and consider alternatives before borrowing from your 401(k).
How to Make a Cash Offer With a Mortgage
Cash-offer financing programs give buyers who need mortgages the ability to make cash offers on homes.
What Is an Energy-Efficient Mortgage?
These niche loans help you buy an energy-efficient home or finance energy-saving upgrades.
Best Lenders for Energy-Efficient Mortgages
See NerdWallet's picks for the best energy-efficient mortgage lenders across different categories.
Fed Easing Rate Hikes May Be Good News for Housing Market
Markets and lenders correctly anticipated the Federal Reserve's announcement of a 50-basis-point increase to the federal funds rate.
Co-Buying a House: How Platonic Partners Make It Work
Platonic partners are affording homes by combining their purchasing power. Here's what to know if you're considering this route.