Peter Miller

Peter Miller, contributor

Peter G. Miller, author of The Common Sense Mortgage, is a real estate writer syndicated in more than ​50​ newspapers nationwide. Peter has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Money Magazine, CNN and more.

Articles by Peter Miller

- 4 min read

How to use a cash-out refinance to buy another home

Can or should you use a cash-out refinance to buy another home? Maybe, if that’s the most cost-effective source of a down payment or even the whole purchase price.

- 3 min read

Cash to close: What is it, how to pay it and how to avoid fraud

Cash to close: Plan on bringing a cashier’s check or certified check. or arrange to wire the funds from your bank. You’ll need your down payment and closing costs, less earnest money and lender and/or seller credits.

- 4 min read

Am I accidentally committing mortgage fraud?

You’re not a criminal. You just want to buy a home with a mortgage. But you could accidentally commit mortgage fraud unless you avoid these mistakes.

- 5 min read

What’s more important: mortgage rates or mortgage loan fees?

Mortgage rates and mortgage loan fees usually work in opposite directions. The lower the rate, the higher the fees. Here’s how to find your “sweet spot” and get the right balance of fees and interest rates for your situation.