Conforming Loan Limits 2017

Conforming Loan Limits 2017

Conforming loan limits 2017 are the same as 2016. 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 2016 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)

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