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Your home is the single most valuable thing you can own, yet making it pay can intimidate and confuse even the savviest investor. Now, in an indispensable new book, finance expert Gerri Willis leads you step-by-step through the entire experience of buying, maintaining, and selling a home, and shows you how to come out ahead–maybe even way ahead.Americans used to raise their families in one place, knowing that their homes would someday make them wealthy. These days, on average, people spend just nine years in a house; it’s become a medium-term investment in a volatile real estate market. Home Rich is the first book that offers simple rules specifically designed for this brave new world of home buying and selling. Here are the ways to maximize your profit, from the time you get the keys to the time you hand them over.

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Gerri Willis

Gerri Willis is an anchor and personal finance correspondent for the Fox Business Network, where "The Willis Report" ran nightly for five years. She joined FBN in 2010 from CNN, where she was personal finance editor and host of Open House and later Your Bottom Line, two personal finance weekend programs. Before joining CNN, she was a long-time senior financial correspondent for SmartMoney magazine and a 1992 Knight Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. She is a winner of the Excellence in Retirement Savings Reporting Award, which is given by the American University School of Communication and the Investment Company Institute's Education Foundation.
She is the author of two business books, "The SmartMoney Guide to Real Estate Investing" and "Home Rich."
She was born in Waynesville, N.C. and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband of 21 years.

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