Terri Williams


Terri is a freelance writer for Bob Vila, covering real estate and mortgages, home improvement, and product reviews. She has bylines at Realtor.com, Apartment Therapy, Tom’s Guide, Popular Mechanics, The Daily Beast, The Spruce, Real Simple, Investopedia, The Balance, Architectural Digest, and Insider. Follow her adventures on Twitter.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Reconsider Renovating Your Home

Renovations can make your home more comfortable and attractive, and can often increase your home’s value. However, it’s important to do your research and consult with experts to ensure yo...

Should I Refinance My Home? 11 Mistakes to Avoid

You can save some money if you refinance your home, but whether refinancing is the right course for you depends on factors that you may not have considered. In addition to carefully weigh...

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
Retiring? These 20 Essential Products Will Help You Take It Easy at Home

As you enter a new phase of life, make sure you’re equipped with items that will help keep you healthy, active, and ready for the next adventure.

6 Reasons Why Buying a Big House Could Be a Bad Idea

The pandemic caused most of us to spend more time at home than we ever have, and for some—especially those with young adult children who headed back home—space became an issue. In fact, a...

Never Compromise on These 5 Things When Buying a Home

If you’re currently in the market for a new home, you’re probably feeling the stress of being a buyer in a seller’s market. Demand continues to outpace supply and some buyers, worn down a...

JULY 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
Dorm Room Essentials Every College Student Needs: Our Top Picks

Unfortunately, you can’t just pick up your home and move it to college. Stocking your new digs with these essentials will make your dorm feel (almost) like home.

JULY 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
Don't Do These 9 Things if You Want to Buy a House This Year

If you plan on purchasing a home this year, you’re not alone. There are currently more willing home buyers than homes for sale. In fact, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddi...

Too Hot to Stay in the Kitchen? You'll Want These Items to Get By

Try a few kitchen tools that help you beat the heat by cutting down on prep, cook, and cleanup time, and providing yummy alternatives to having to cook at all.

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What are Closing Costs?

Q: I’m renting and thinking about buying a home since I would be paying the same amount—if not less—than I’m paying now. I’m saving up for the down payment. However, one of my friends sai...

JUNE 21, 2021 | MONDAY
It's a Seller's Market, But is It a Bad Time to Sell Your Home?

Even before the Covid era, the housing market had been competitive. But now, after spending 24 hours every day at home during the pandemic, many renters have decided to become homeowners,...