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Create New Traditions in Your New Home with SmartBuy 2.0 and the Maryland Mortgage Program

As we say goodbye to summer and usher in the cooler months of fall, we also prepare ourselves for the traditions of the season. For some, those traditions are apple picking, hay rides, and gatherings with family and friends, while others may dream of starting brand new traditions in a new home this fall. However,  Read the Rest…

Be Prepared for Homeownership

Be Prepared for Homeownership There’s a lot involved in buying a home. It takes months of planning and preparation. Here are some ways to get prepared for homeownership. Take a homebuyer education class. Homebuyer education can be a powerful tool for helping you get your financial footing when preparing for homeownership. A housing counselor can  Read the Rest…

An Affordable Solution for Homebuyers with Student Loan Debt

Burdened with student debt? Don’t despair; you are certainly not alone. Nationally, 44 million people have student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.5 trillion dollars — easily surpassing the total of credit card debt, according to the website Student Loan Hero. In Maryland, the average amount of student debt is more than $27,000. Fifty-four percent of  Read the Rest…

5 Steps to Buying a Home: Tips on how to find and finance your dream home

June is National Homeownership Month, and many people are entering the market hoping to purchase their very first home, but don’t know where to start. Here is a list of steps to help. Step 1: Start early You probably already have an idea of the area in which you want to live. Make a list  Read the Rest…

Hogan Administration Announces $600,000 Partnership with Garrett County for Homeownership

Initiatives announced for homebuyers and current owners for home improvements McHenry, MD – The Hogan administration and Garrett County Commissioners on Wednesday announced Maryland Pathway to Homeownership in Garrett County, an upcoming partnership between the administration and the county that will help an estimated three dozen potential homebuyers purchase a home in the county by making down payment and closing costs more affordable. The department announced programs  Read the Rest…

Maryland Mortgage Program Reaches All Maryland Jurisdictions for First Time

New Carrollton, MD – Governor Larry Hogan announced today that for the first time since the creation of the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) in 1977, the state finished a fiscal year helping families obtain a home in all 24 of the state’s jurisdictions. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the program has  Read the Rest…