FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2020

December 3, 2019
Author: New England Home Mortgage

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $510,400

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2020.  In most of the U.S., the 2020 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $510,400, an increase from $484,350 in 2019.

Baseline limit

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect the change in the average U.S. home price.  Earlier today, FHFA published its third quarter 2019 FHFA House Price Index (HPI) report, which includes estimates for the increase in the average U.S. home value over the last four quarters.  According to FHFA's seasonally adjusted, expanded-data HPI, house prices increased 5.38 percent, on average, between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019.  Therefore, the baseline maximum conforming loan limit in 2020 will increase by the same percentage.

See the latest Loan Limits news release here.

Conforming Loan Limits Map by County & County Equivalent click here.

Article information courtesy of
fhfa.gov

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