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Volume 2017 - Number 46

November 30, 2017

Conforming Loan Limit to Increase by 7 Percent in 2018 to $453,100; High-Cost Limit Hits $679,650

The conforming loan limit for one-unit properties in 2018 will be $453,100, according to an an-nouncement this week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The limit for mortgages eligible to be delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises increased by 6.8 percent from the current limit.

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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