Terri Williams


Terri is a freelance writer covering real estate, home improvement, personal finance, and business topics. She has bylines at Realtor.com, Apartment Therapy, The Economist, USA Today, US News & World Report, The Houston Chronicle, and several other clients you’ve probably heard of. Follow her adventures on Twitter.

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MAY 11, 2021 | TUESDAY
Final Walk-Through Before Closing—Here's What You Should Be Looking For

The final walk-through is a vitally important part of the homebuying process. Regardless of how many times you view a home before making an offer, the final walk-through is different. Kee...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Many Times Do You Need to View a Home Before Making an Offer?

Buying a home is a major decision and something you shouldn’t take lightly. It’s not a good idea to rush, because you might miss some telltale signs you’re about to buy the wrong house. O...

This is What Your Mom Would Buy Herself for Mother's Day

Skip the flowers, perfume, pajamas, and robes, people! Mom doesn’t want them any more than you do.

APRIL 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
14 Cool Things You Need in Your Garage ASAP

Turn your garage into the most popular room in the house with these functional and fun additions.

APRIL 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
Moving Out? Please Take Your Junk With You

When buyers purchase a home from a seller, they expect to take possession of a relatively empty house. Maybe some items have been part of the home purchasing negotiations—for instance, a ...

APRIL 12, 2021 | MONDAY
7 Signs You’re About to Buy the Wrong House

The perfect house may not exist, but there is such a thing as the perfect house for you. It may be the first home you view, or you may have to go through 10 houses before finding the righ...

Did You Know You Could Negotiate This When Buying a House?

When you find the perfect house, getting the seller to accept your bid is just the first step in the negotiation process. The terms and conditions of the sale—and even certain items in th...

MARCH 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
10 Incredibly Useful Products When Getting Ready for an Open House

Prepping your home for potential buyers can be faster and more effective if you spring for a few helpful purchases.

FSBO (For Sale by Owner) Success: 4 Things You Need to Do, According to Experts

Some homeowners balk at the idea of paying thousands of dollars to a real estate agent to help them sell their home. They prefer going the FSBO (for sale by owner) route instead. And nowa...

MARCH 22, 2021 | MONDAY
7 Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew

A home inspection can make or break a sale, which may be why home inspectors are sometimes referred to as a buyer’s best friend and a seller’s worst nightmare. Yet it’s possible for buyer...