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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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...

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,...

If You Can't Find the House You Want, Should You Just Build It?

Looking for a new home? You’re not alone. Demand is high and inventory is low, which means we’re in a seller’s market for the foreseeable future. In fact, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage C...

MAY 27, 2021 | THURSDAY
6 Things Every Buyer Needs to Know When It's a Seller's Market

The housing market isn’t just hot—it’s on fire. According to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), the United States has 3. 8 million fewer homes than needed. This is ...

MAY 14, 2021 | FRIDAY
As-Is Real Estate: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Before putting their homes on the market, some sellers make expensive renovations that may or may not significantly improve the home’s resale value. Other sellers don’t want the hassle an...

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...

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.