The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced an increase to the maximum loan limits for 2018 for both conforming and high balance/super conforming loan amounts. The loan limits indicated below apply to both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions.
Actual loan limits for certain high-cost counties may be lower than the maximum loan amount identified above. If the loan is a high balance/super conforming loan, it is important to check the loan limit for the specific county in which the property is located.
A complete list of counties, including high-coast area counties and their specific maximum loan limit, may be viewed at Federal Housing Finance Agency.
The new 2018 loan limits may be applied effective Monday, December 4, 2017 to new submissions and to loans currently in the pipeline.
Fannie Mae – DU Update
- Fannie Mae will be updating DU with the new 2018 loan limits the weekend of December 9, 2017.
Freddie Mac – LPA Update
- Freddie Mac will be updating LPA with the new 2018 loan limits December 3, 2017.
Loans submitted to DU or LPA prior to the system updates that exceed the current 2017 limits will receive an “Approve/Ineligible