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 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.
How to Find a Mortgage Broker
Find a mortgage broker that is right for you by getting recommendations and comparing their experience and fees.
What Are Premium Bank Accounts?
Premium bank accounts can offer higher rates and special benefits, but have requirements like maintaining a high balance.
Buying a House With Cash: What to Know Before Skipping the Mortgage
Thinking of buying a house with cash? Figure out the costs and benefits of paying cash vs. getting a mortgage.
Can My Bank Close My Account?
Your account could be unavailable due to fraud, legal requirements or other reasons. There are ways to get your cash back.
Debit Card Fraud? Act Fast to Protect Your Money
When dealing with debit card fraud, get in touch with your bank quickly to protect your account.
Savings Rates Are Staying Low. Here’s Why, and What to Do
Savings rates will likely remain low for a while after moves by the Federal Reserve, but you should still save.