LoanLimits.org is a central repository for loan limit-related data and resources. This website offers 2021 loan limits by county, in all primary mortgage categories. We also publish local real estate data, such as home prices and housing market conditions, as a service to our readers. Use the applicable link below to find the information you need.
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New: Conforming Loan Limits Were Increased for 2021
In November 2020, officials from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced they would be increasing conforming loan limits in 2021 for nearly all counties across the U.S. This was done to keep pace with rising home values nationwide. We have since updated our website to bring you the latest and most accurate information.
Did you know: the loan limits for conforming and VA loans are currently they same. If you visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website, you’ll see a message that explains their loan limits “are the same as the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s [for conforming mortgage products].”
Though these limits have been aligned, VA borrowers and mortgage lenders should only refer to the “one-unit” column of the FHFA’s documents, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
How Do These Limits Affect Home Buyers, Borrowers?
Loan limits vary by county, and they are updated every year to keep up with home-price increases. Sometimes they are simply carried over from one year to the next, without any changes. Other times, county loan limits are increased in response to rapidly rising home prices.
If you are in the market for a mortgage loan, you should research the limits for the county in which you reside (or where you plan to buy a home). You’ll find all counties of the U.S. listed within the VA, FHA and conforming pages on our website.
It’s possible to secure mortgage financing above the 2021 loan limits. This is referred to as a jumbo mortgage loan. Jumbo mortgage products exceed the size restrictions set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and therefore cannot be sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Lenders typically require larger down payments and higher income levels for borrowers seeking a jumbo loan, and often assign higher interest rates as well.
If you would like to learn more about 2021 loan limits by county, and how they are established, visit the overview page for the particular category you’re interested in (FHA, VA or conforming). You can also find more information about the various loan limits on FHFA.gov, HUD.gov, or VA.gov.
Our Latest Mortgage Industry Articles
In addition to maintaining loan limit information, we regularly publish mortgage industry updates and reports geared toward consumers. Here are some of our latest reports:
Mortgage Rate Forecasts for 2022
A pair of recent mortgage industry forecasts predicted that we could see higher rates next year, compared to where we are in 2021. Those predictions were issued by researchers from Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Disclaimers: This is not a government website. The information on this website was compiled from various official sources. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the 2021 county loan limits published on this site. But there is always a chance for errors or inaccuracies. For the most accurate information available, please refer to the appropriate government agency or department mentioned above. If you find an error on this website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.