2024 Conforming Loan Limits - Realtor & Attorney Talking Points

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Mortgage and Lending with CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA NMLS 259027

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac have recently announced their new Conforming and High Balance Conforming Loan Limits for 2024.  If you are a Realtor, Financial Planner and/or Attorney, do you know how to articulate this great news to your Clients?  Here are a few talking points:

  • In most counties across the country, there are 3 categories of loan types (based on the LOAN AMOUNT)
    • Conforming
    • High Balance Conforming 
    • Non-Conforming (Jumbo)
  • The loan amounts have increased on each category as follows:
    • Conforming was $726,200, increasing to $766,550 in 2024
    • High Balance Conforming limits vary significantly depending on county (see below for a few examples)
    • Non-Conforming (Jumbo) limits vary depending on county as well (as shown below)
  • Examples of New High Balance Conforming Loan Limits by County
    • San Diego was $977,500, increasing to $1,006,250 in 2024
    • Orange County was $1,089,300, increasing to $1,149,825 in 2024
    • Los Angeles was $1,089,300, increasing to $1,149,825 in 2024
    • Riverside County was $726,200, increasing to $766,550 in 2024

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Locate your county by CLICKING HERE to access an interactive map of the 2024 Conforming Loan Limits across the Country.

NOTE: Loan Amounts in excess of High Balance Conforming Loan Limits are considered "Non-Conforming" (aka "Jumbo")

Borrower Benefits for New 2024 Mortgage Conforming Loan Limits:

  • Typically, "Conforming" loan amounts offer the most attractive pricing (combination of interest rate and acquisition costs)
    • With a higher Conforming limit, there are more Borrowers who qualify for the most attractive pricing options
  • Non-Conforming (Jumbo) loans often have a maximum of 43% Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio (where Conforming & High Balance Conforming can sometimes go as high as 50% DTI)
    • With a higher Conforming limit, there are more Borrowers who can push to higher DTI Ratios (when applicable and desired)
  • Non-Conforming (Jumbo) loans often have "cash reserve" (aka "post closing liquidity") requirements to show additional assets after all Funds-to-Close have been brought in to buy the home (or "verified assets" for refinances). 
    • In some cases, Borrowers are declined due to lack of assets on Non-Conforming (Jumbo) loans
    • With a higher Conforming limit, there are more Borrowers who can reach higher loan amounts without having extra assets

Additional benefits exist, but suffice to say, the new 2024 Conforming Loan Limits are great news to all Borrowers, Home Buyers, Attorneys, and Real Estate Agents. 

Divorcing Homeowners may benefit from these changes!

Divorcing Homeowners seeking Equity Buyouts (whereby one spouse retains the marital home and "buys out" the departing spouse) may also benefit from these 2024 Conforming Loan Limit increases as equity and/or cash-out restrictions may now allow for larger buyouts.  CLICK HERE to learn a few valuable mortgage tips for Divorcing Home Buyers & Homeowners.

Feel free to contact me for details and/or scenarios.

Comments (1)

Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

Thanks for keeping us informed and prepared for the evolving real estate landscape. Valuable insights for navigating the market ahead!

Dec 05, 2023 03:43 AM
Jason E. Gordon

My pleasure Bo Zivak, thanks for your comment. Hope all is well in Nashville

Dec 05, 2023 07:18 AM