2019 Conventional Loan Limits Are Here
Movin' on up! Much like the Jeffersons, Conventional loan limits are pushing higher in 2019. With loan amounts based on median sales price, this is no surprise considering the high rates of appreciation we've seen in so many markets across the US, and this increase will be a tremendous benefit to people in markets where home prices have outpaced loan allowances.
While FHA, VA, and USDA guidance hasn't been issued yet, it will be soon to follow, and we expect to see increased allowances on those products as well.
Want to know what loan limits increased to in your county/market? Send us a quick note here and we'll be happy to send the info for your specific market.
The generic loan limit (the one in the majority of US counties outside of 'high cost' areas) will see an increase from the current 2018 limit of $453,100 all the way up to $484,350!
For most high cost areas, the loan limit for conventional loans will increase to $726,525.
While this is general guidance, each county is specific, and all but 47 counties (or county equivalents) in the US will see an increase in allowable loan limits on conventional loans in 2019. Again, if you'd like a list of limits in your market, just let us know at the link above or via email.
It's also important to note that these limits are for single-unit properties. For all 2-4 unit properties, limits are higher than the base loan amount. For example, in most counties were the single-unit property limit is $484,350, the limit for a 4-unit home will see an increase to $931,600.
This should be a great benefit to home buyers in 2019 after 2018 saw such a steep rise in home values. It will also offer some refinancing opportunties to home owners who saw their homes increase in value but could not access additional capital because of loan limit restrictions. Especially for buyers in the $700-900K price range, the 2019 conventional loan limit increases will offer more flexibility and options on financing for a new home.
MasonMac's policy on new loan limits is: We will begin originating loans under new loan limit guidance NOW, and since we're a direct lender, we have the ability to help borrowers that can benefit from these higher loan limits NOW.
Questions about how the new loan limits can help you or your clients? Want to get accurate pricing on loans with 2019 loan limits? Give us a call at 484.680.4852 or ask an expert for a near-immediate response!