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

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Can 15 Year Mortgage Rates Make You Rich?

15 year mortgage rates typically run .5 to one percent lower than 30 year home loan rates. Fid out how much you can save by refinancing to a 15 year home loan.

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How Much House Can I Afford?

How much house can I afford? That’s a question every homebuyer should ask before shopping for a house. Affordability depends on your mortgage rate, down payment, the price of the house and other factors.

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Have You Overlooked HUD Homes?

HUD homes are foreclosure properties that were financed with FHA mortgages. These FHA homes for sales can be purchased at discount and can make good investments.

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Can You Get A Mortgage With Fair Credit?

Many people with fair credit think they can’t get a mortgage. But there is some good news: You can get a mortgage with fair credit.

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Should You (Can You) Switch Mortgage Lenders?

If you switch mortgage lenders during an application, you may be concerned about the effect it would have on your credit. Don’t worry; switching the righ way won’t harm your credit or loan application much.

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Are HOA Dues Making Real Estate Unaffordable?

HOA dues are an expense that can sink many loan applications and derail personal finances. This is especially true for first-time buyers and those with marginal finances.

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Are Mortgage Brokers Obsolete?

Do mortgage brokers still have a place in American real estate financing? Or did the housing crisis a few years ago make it clear they have outlived their usefulness?