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Volume 2018 - Number 24

November 30, 2018

Conforming Loan Limits Increase 6.9% in 2019

The threshold for what constitutes a jumbo mortgage will increase by 6.9 percent in 2019 as the Federal Housing Finance Agency set new loan limits this week. The baseline conforming loan limit for the government-sponsored enterprises will increase to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2018, and for most high-cost areas, the limit will rise to $726,525 from $679,650. The FHFA annually adjusts loan limits for mortgages delivered to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac based on its home price index ...

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