Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announce Loan Limit Increase

Conventional Loan Limit will be $484,350
High Balance County Loan Limit Starting at $561,200 to $726,525

What does this mean for your buyers?

More Purchasing Power and BETTER Financing!

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The conforming loan limits for Fannie and Freddie are determined by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which established the baseline loan limit at $417,000 and mandated that, after a period of price declines, the baseline loan limit cannot rise again until home prices return to pre-decline levels. But, as the FHFA noted home prices are still on the rise, which necessitates a third straight yearly increase in the conforming loan limit.

FHFA will raise the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchase in 2019 from $453,100 to $484,350. In high-cost areas, such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the maximum loan limit will be $726,525, which is 150 percent of $484,350. Limits will rise in all but 47 counties in the country.