HUD has finalized the new 2008 loan limits for FHA, FNMA & FHLMC backed loans.
The new limits increase the max loans for FHA from just over $368K up to $729,750. Although the highest amounts are for high cost metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, New York, & San Francisco, Every county in America benefits from an increase in the FHA loan limit from $200K to a new minimum limit of $271,050. This helps to increase the number of US households that can qualify to purchase and refinance their homes.
You can find the new limits for your area here: 2008 Loan Limits .
FNMA & FHLMC, AKA Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, are both GSE's or Government Sponsored Enterprises that purchase loans made by Mortgage Banks that meet their criteria. The new loan limits for Fannie & Freddie rose from $417K up to $729,750 as well in many areas, depending on Geographic area based on housing prices. Many areas did experience a significant increase in this amount, even if it didn't go to the max ceiling. For instance, Seattle homes can now qualify up to $569,500, and San Diego homes now qualify up to $697,500.
Please do not hesitate to call us to find out if the new loan limits can help your financial plans.
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