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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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.
Home Affordability Takes a Hit as Fed Fights Inflation
Mortgage rates have risen their fastest since 1981, creating affordability problems.
Best Mortgage Lenders for ITIN Loans
ITIN loans are for borrowers who are ineligible for Social Security numbers. Compare NerdWallet's picks of mortgage lenders who offer ITIN loans.
How to Use a HELOC Strategically in Retirement
A HELOC can be a useful tool to manage cash and ride out bumpy investment markets in retirement.
First-Time Home Buyer Metro Affordability Report – Q2 2022
Demand eases, but high prices and lagging incomes keep home affordability down for first-time buyers.
Mortgage Rates in September: A Smooth Ride, Then Turbulence
Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages are likely to remain fairly stable in the first three weeks of September, followed by volatility.
What Is a Mortgage Servicer?
Your lender provides the financing for your mortgage, while your mortgage servicer handles the processing and distribution of your loan payments.