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Maryland Mortgage Program

Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP)

The Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) provides 30-year fixed-rate home loans to eligible homebuyers purchasing in Maryland. Loan terms are competitive with other home loan products on the market, but what makes MMP unique is the range of associated financial incentives and other assistance that, for many homebuyers, means the difference between being able to purchase and continuing to rent. MMP down payment assistance can only be obtained with an MMP first mortgage; it is not a standalone option.​

Student Loan Debt Assistance

Maryland SmartBuy is a program that makes selected state-owned homes available for sale, and allows eligible homebuyers to use special MMP financing to pay off their outstanding student debt as part of the home purchase. Other programs may be available for limited times for targeted locations or eligible groups.

Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance

Down payment and closing cost assistance is money that you can use to meet the requirements for securing a home loan, and which makes the purchase a of a home more affordable. Funds available for down payment and closing costs may be provided in the form of a grant or as a deferred, no-interest loan.

MMP Benefits

George Mason Mortgage is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with any government agency or program.

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