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The conforming loan limit for most of the U.S. will, quite predictably, move higher on January 1. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Tuesday that the maximum origination balance for loans purchased or acquired by the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during 2020 will increase to $510,400. The conforming limit for 2019 is $484,350. In areas where the median home value is 115 percent of the new baseline loan limit the conforming limit is higher than that baseline but cannot exceed 150 percent of it. That calculation caps the loan limit for these “high cost” areas at $765,600, or 150 percent of $510,400. The high cost limit this year is $726,525. Special statutory provisions establish different loan limit calculations for Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For 2020 the…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily