Maximum Conforming Loan Limits For Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Will Increase In 2017

Mortgage and Lending with STANDARD MORTGAGE CO. NMLS # 294053

This was long needed.  I am very exicited to see this finally taking place.  This will help many people in many different higher cost markets.

Original content by George Souto NMLS #65149

FHFA announced today the Maximum Conforming Loan Limits For Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Will Increase In 2017.  The new posted maximum conforming loan limits for 2017,  will increase by 1.7%.  The new limits will apply to loans delivered and or closed after January 1, 2017.

However, the new maximum conforming loan limits will not be implemented in to Desktop Underwriting (DU) for Version 9.3 and Version 10.0 until the weekend of December 10, 2016.  So this means the earliest a Fannie Mae backed loan can be originated above $417,000 is December 12, 2016. 

This is the first increase in the base loan limit since 2006.

Presently the Conforming Loan Limit is $417,000, and has been the Conforming Loan Limit for single family properties since 2006.  Several attempts have been made in recent years, as was the case two years ago, to lower this limit.  But none have succeeded, and the Conforming Loan Limit has remained the same until now. 

In 2008 The Housing & Economic Recovery Act (HERA) gave Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the authority to set conforming loan limits, but required Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make annual adjustments to reflect annual changes in the national average of home prices. 

Raising the maximum conforming loan limit is good news and a step in the right direction in achieving a housing recovery.  Raising the maximum conforming loan limit is a start in removing some of the barriers to a troubled Housing Market.  Raising the maximum conforming loan limit, even though it is a minor one, will increase the ability to obtain financing on higher price homes, and increase the sales of these homes.  The hope is for the Housing Market to rebound nationwide as it already has in some parts of the Country.

There are parts of the county the new maximum conforming loan limits may be higher or lower than the chart above.  Click This Link for a map of the new maximum conforming loan limits across the country.



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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or

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Comments (3)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Thanks for the information....enjoy your Black Friday!

Nov 25, 2016 06:32 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Adam thank you for re-blogging my blog and sharing this information with your readers.

Nov 25, 2016 06:50 AM
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Good information to know, thanks for sharing  both original author and rebloger.

Feb 20, 2017 03:31 AM