Terri Williams

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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...

APRIL 6, 2021 | TUESDAY
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 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...

MARCH 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
7 Digital Tools That Can Help Sell Your House

Selling your home can be a hectic process, and the pandemic has certainly added another level of stress. Between social distancing mandates and individual concerns regarding the safety of...

MARCH 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Are Open Houses Still Worth It?

In the past, open houses were seen as a crucial tool for buying or selling a home. But Covid-19 forced real estate agents, buyers, and sellers to create work-arounds. “Open houses have de...

MARCH 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Can You Get Approved for a Mortgage if You’re a Freelancer?

Freelance workers play a major role in the U. S. workforce. According to a report by Freelancers Union and Upwork, 57 million Americans—35 percent of the workforce—are considered freelanc...

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | THURSDAY
5 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wishes You Knew

Buying a home involves a lot of moving parts, and those parts need to move in sync. Complicating matters even more, many buyers spend so much time focusing on the home itself that they of...

FEBRUARY 12, 2021 | FRIDAY
18 Home Office Items for Optimal Ergonomics and Productivity

Here’s what you need to work more efficiently from home without wreaking havoc on your health and sanity.

FEBRUARY 9, 2021 | TUESDAY
Wannabe Homeowners, Listen Up! Find Out Why 2021 Might Be the Best Year to Buy Your First House

COVID-19 disrupted not only lives, but also lifestyles. A Pew Research report reveals that for the first time since the Great Depression, a majority of young adults (52 percent, or 26. 6 ...