Kate Wood

Lead Writer  |  Homebuying, mortgages, homeowership

Kate Wood joined NerdWallet in 2019 as a writer on the homes and mortgages team. With an educational background in sociology, Kate feels strongly about issues like housing inequality and relishes any opportunity to demystify the homebuying process. Prior to joining NerdWallet, she wrote about home remodeling, decor and maintenance for This Old House magazine. Despite having learned just how difficult old houses can be, Kate purchased and is slowly renovating an eighteenth century home in eastern Connecticut.

  • Education: B.A. in Sociology from Vassar College, M.A. in Sociology from UC San Diego
  • Previous experience: This Old House magazine

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Why Condos Make Great Starter Homes

If you're a first-time homebuyer, a condo can be a great option as a starter home. We invited our home and mortgage expert, Kate Wood, into our home (well, YouTube channel) this week to get her Nerdy stats and advice on condos, and if one might be right for you.

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