Conforming Loan Limits 2016

Conforming Loan Limits 2016

Conforming loan limits 2016 are the same as 2015. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) set the criteria on what constitutes a conforming loan limit that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy for 2016.

  • $417,000 Single Family
  • $533,850 Two Family
  • $645,300 Three Family
  • $801,950 Four Family 
  • $625,500 Single Family High Cost Area

A temporary increase in the Conforming Loan Limits for high-cost areas of living has been incorporated into the 2008 economic stimulus package. Congress has authorized an increase of the single family residences limits to the lesser of $729,750 or 125% of the median home value within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA). High-cost loans are only available through FHA loans.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac establish the maximum loan amounts.

Agency Conforming loans, in the US, are loans that conform to the guidelines of the Government Sponsored Entities known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The eligible amount of financing for any loan is determined by factors specific to that Loan, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Type of financing
  • Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio
  • Loan amount
  • Property type
  • Income determination

As of October 1, 2011, the general conforming limit is $417,000 and the high-cost area conforming limit is $625,500. The cap for high-cost conforming limits varies by county because the maximum loan amount is calculated to be 115 percent of the 2011 area median home price and is not to exceed $625,500, except in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the cap is 50 percent higher than the limits for the rest of the country.

What documentation will I need?

• Personal tax returns for the past 2 years
• Current pay stubs for the past month
• Bank statements for last 2 months (all pages)
• Latest retirement statement for each active account (all pages)
• Sales contract (purchase)
• Clear copy of Driver’s License (front and back)
• Clear copy of SS card (front and back)
• Addresses and loan information of other real estate owned (if any)

Closing cost - FHA allows the seller to pay up to 6% of your closing cost.

If you are buying a $100,000.00 house FHA allows the seller to pay up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost. It must be in writing in the sales contract, "Seller will pay up to 6% of buyer's closing cost."

If you do not write it into the sales contract then you will be paying the closing cost. In the state of Florida closing cost for a $100,000.00 house average around $4,300.00 depending on taxes, insurance and who's paying the transfer tax and owner's title insurance.

By allowing the seller to pay for your closing cost you will decrease the amount of money required to buy a home. Buying a $100,000.00 property requires $3,500.00 down payment and if the seller pays up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost you will only need around $4,000.00 to buy a $100,000.00 in Florida.

Are you short funds to close? The FHA no closing cost loan allows all of your closing cost to be rolled into your loan including your appraisal fee, hazard insurance premium and even your escrow account.

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FHA loans

FHA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

VA loans

VA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

USDA loans

USDA loans require a minimum 580 credit score to buy a houseor refinance

580 credit score

HOMEPATH

HomePath loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house

620 credit score

HARP refinance

HARP loans require no minimum credit score torefinance

No minimum credit score

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

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