About the Author
Gerri Willis is the anchor of CNN’s weekend business program Open House, which provides how-to essentials on all things real estate. She is also the personal finance editor for CNN Business News and offers viewers worldwide financial advice in her daily “Five Tips” segment. Prior to joining CNN, she was the senior financial correspondent for SmartMoney magazine and a 1992 Columbia University Knight-Bagehot fellow. She is also the author of The SmartMoney Guide to Real Estate Investing.