The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages has increased.
In most of the country, the confirming loan limits will increase nearly 6.5%, from $453,100 to $484,350 for 2019. For most high-cost areas, where 115% of the local median home value exceeds the loan limit, the loan limit for one unit properties will be $726,525.
What Does This Mean for Homebuyers?
You can now purchase a home with a higher sales price using a conventional conforming loan through the FHFA regulated Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The new limits are effective January 1st, 2019. Typically, the VA and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are expected to adopt the same increased loan limits for 2019 for FHA and VA loans.