Maryland SmartBuy 3.0 gives homebuyers an opportunity to purchase any home in Maryland that meets Maryland Mortgage Program guidelines while paying off student debt.
To qualify for the Maryland SmartBuy 3.0 program, homebuyers must have an existing student debt with a minimum balance of $1,000. Maryland SmartBuy 3.0 financing provides up to 15% of the home purchase price for the borrower to pay off their outstanding student debt with a maximum payoff amount of $30,000.
The full student debt for at least one of the borrowers must be paid off at the time of the home purchase, and homebuyers must meet all eligibility requirements for the Maryland Mortgage program.
Financing for the Maryland SmartBuy 3.0 program is available only through approved Maryland SmartBuy lenders. These lenders can help you confirm your eligibility and ensure you meet all applicable requirements.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt recently ran a profile of Maryland's SmartBuy program. Reporter Jo Ling Kent interviewed Harford couple Jasmine Townsel and Brian Hawkins, who were the first couple to purchase a home through the program. See their story below.