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Maryland VA Loans

Whether you receive PCS orders to relocate to Maryland or are already a resident, purchasing a home can be a great financial move. Using a VA loan in Maryland has many benefits for seasoned and first-time homebuyers alike.

Updated on April 3, 2023

With the average listing price of a home in Maryland landing at $377,661 the VA loan’s signature $0-money-down benefit is a considerable advantage for Maryland homebuyers.

How to get a VA Loan in Maryland

VA loans are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because private lenders make the loans and not the VA, you need to find a lender licensed in the state you plan to purchase or refinance.

For example, if you're purchasing a home in Silver Spring, MD, you'll need to find a lender licensed in Maryland to do the loan.

See also: VA Loan Eligibility Requirements

Other Considerations for Getting a VA Loan in Maryland

VA borrowers in Maryland should also consider the cost and impact of VA loan limits and property taxes when making their home purchase.

Maryland VA Loan Limits

VA borrowers in Maryland with their full VA loan entitlement are not restricted by VA loan limits. This means you can borrow as much as a lender is willing to lend without needing a down payment.

However, veterans without their full VA loan entitlement are still bound to Maryland’s VA loan limits.

Maryland VA Loan Limits by County

County Loan Limit
Calvert $1,089,300
Charles $1,089,300
Frederick $1,089,300
Montgomery $1,089,300
Prince George’s $1,089,300
All other areas $726,200

Property Taxes in Maryland

Another consideration for VA buyers in Maryland is property taxes. For certain VA buyers, there are exemptions.

You may be eligible for a property tax exemption in Maryland if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • If you are a 100% disabled veteran as a result of service, you may receive a full property tax exemption on your primary residence.

If you are required to pay property tax in Maryland, the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates you may pay the following in each county:

County Property Tax Rate
Allegany County 1.01%
Anne Arundel County 0.66%
Baltimore County 0.87%
Baltimore City 1.15%
Calvert County 0.70%
Caroline County 0.73%
Carroll County 0.80%
Cecil County 0.85%
Charles County 0.75%
Dorchester County 0.73%
Frederick County 0.88%
Garrett County 0.69%
Harford County 0.86%
Howard County 0.93%
Kent County 0.63%
Montgomery County 0.76%
Prince George's County 1.34%
Queen Anne's County 0.83%
St. Mary's County 0.96%
Somerset County 0.75%
Talbot County 0.50%
Washington County 0.78%
Wicomico County 0.78%
Worcester County 0.62%

How VA Loans Work in Maryland

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