Maryland is offering a new mortgage program that gives discounts to military families and veterans.
The "Maryland Homefront" loans, announced Tuesday, are part of the state's Maryland Mortgage Program. The loans — available through June of next year or until the $50 million reserved for them is used up — will come with an interest rate that's half a percent lower than the Maryland Mortgage Program's overall rate. That's a savings of about $840 a year on a $250,000 home, the state said.
Borrowers will also be eligible for $10,000 in down payment and closing-cost assistance, the state said. Information: http://www.mmprogram.org.