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"DC Open Doors" pays your Down Payment for you on a home purchase in DC. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $125,580/year in income
  • Have fair to good credit (660+)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $33.7 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) pays your Down Payment when you meet certain criteria. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $97,520/year in income (1-2 person households)
  • Less than $113,840/year in income (3+ persons)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $33.7 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Maryland Mortgage Program loans you up to $8,500 in Down Payment Assistance. There's additional incentives from specific Maryland employers + great student loan incentive programs.
  • Incomes lower than $88,400 for 1-2 person households are eligible
  • Incomes between $88,400 & $128,760 may be eligible, based on county
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $33.7 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
 

Maryland SmartBuy Program

The new Maryland SmartBuy program is available now and eliminates existing student loan debts for home purchasers while they buy their first home. If you're eligible for SmartBuy through the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP), you can receive up to 15% of the purchased home's price to use to pay down existing student loan debt. If you buy a $200,000 home, you can receive up to $30,000 to pay down your debt. 

This is a landmark new program and Maryland is one of the first states in the country to offer a student loan mortgage incentive such as SmartBuy. Eligible home buyers get one easy payment per month, access to attractive financing and closing costs assistance, and a safe and streamlined homebuying experience.

How To Use It

You must be eligible to purchase through the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP), a financing program that has been running for over 30 years. MMP is somewhat complicated, as the rules and eligibility can vary by County and even within each County’s Census Districts.  You can apply for an MMP loan if you are buying a home or condominium in Maryland that you will live in as your primary home, and if your household income is below a maximum limit dependent upon your County and household size. 

The program is primarily based on household income and then geographic factors. In terms of income, you’re immediately eligible to apply for funding if your Household Income (1-2 people) is under $88,400. For 3+ person households, the limit is under $101,300.

You may be eligible if your Household Income is between $88,400 to $128,760 (1-2 people) or $101,300 to $150,220 (3+ people) depending on County and location in the County.

You also will need to complete a Homebuyer Education Course through a local organization as part of the financing process.

 

SmartBuy Eliminates Student Loan Debt Obstacles

UrbanLand Company agents have been helping home buyers successfully navigate the Maryland MMP Program and its spinoff loan programs such as SmartBuy for years. We've represented over $33.7 million with successful down payment assistance loans and zero down home purchases using local area programs. Get help now!

Just getting started and want to learn more quickly and easily? Attend one of our Free Workshops (Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings) and ask about the Maryland SmartBuy Program!

Our Home Buyer Workshops have produced over $33.7 million in successful home sales since just 2013 for area home buyers using our guidance & representation. We can help you, too!

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SmartBuy Qualifying Homes

This is a list of some of the homes available through the SmartBuy program. Other qualifying properties may be available!

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1760 Amuskai Rd Parkville, MD 21234

Price $134,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,008
Status Cntg/no Ko
MLS # BC9915109
Property Type Attach/row Hse
 

3230 Leverton Ave Baltimore, MD 21224

Price $139,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,040
Status Active
MLS # BA9962584
Property Type Attach/row Hse
 

48 Surrey Ln #126 Baltimore, MD 21236

Price $140,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 964
Status Active
MLS # BC9992607
Property Type Garden 1-4 Floors
 

4008 Tidewood Rd Baltimore, MD 21220

Price $177,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,800
Status Contract
MLS # BC9958278
Property Type Townhouse
 

4808 Hawksbury Rd Baltimore, MD 21208

Price $179,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,584
Status Active
MLS # BC9935248
Property Type Townhouse
 

1611 Airy Hill Ct #9c Crofton, MD 21114

Price $195,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,099
Status Active
MLS # AA10010753
Property Type Garden 1-4 Floors
 

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