- Conforming Loans:
These loans typically work well for clients with good credit, documentable income, and at least 5% equity in their existing home or 5% down on a new purchase. These products can be used for purchase or refinancing your home.
Below is information on loan maximums on this program. Some counties have been deemed as high cost counties by the agencies have products that will go higher than this, however there is a slight adjustment to the interest rate to utilize the expanded scale.
Conforming loans are conventional loans that meet bank-funding criteria set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both of these stock-holding companies buy mortgage loans from lending institutions and secure them for resale to the investment community. Every year, form October to October, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac establish limits on what constitutes a conforming loan in a mean home price.
Buying back mortgage loans allow these agencies to provide a continuous flow of affordable funding to banks that reinvest their money back into more mortgage loans. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac only buy loans that are conforming, to repackage into the secondary market – effectively decreasing the demand for non-conforming loans.
Conforming Loan Limits:
Number of Units Maximum original principal balance Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and U.S. Virgin Islands only 1 $417,000 $625,500 2 $533,850 $800,775 3 $645,300 $967,950 4 $801,950 $1,202,925
NOTE: The conforming loan limit in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Virgin Islands is 50% higher.