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Honoring veterans through mortgage assistance


OhioHomebuyer program(s): The state of Ohio offers seven different loan programs to help veterans achieve the American dream. The programs range from purchasing homes in “federally designated target areas” to “Hero” loans that have an interest rate 0.25 percent below the interest rate offered on other Ohio Housing Finance Agency loan products, down payment and closing cost assistance, an all-encompassing loan program for recent college grads (offers interest rate, down payment and closing cost assistance), Mortgage Credit Certificates, and two programs that assist buyers in purchasing homes that need repairs. 

Veteran population: 899,615

Notable military bases in state: Wright-Patterson AFB, Cleveland Coast Guard

Average home price: $120,600

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