The following new limits will be effective for loans in 2018:
- FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Authority)—Conventional Loans. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that it has increased the 2018 maximum conforming and high-cost area loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Conforming loan limits for one-unit properties in the contiguous U.S. will be $453,100. High-cost area loan limits for one unit will be $679,650.
- FHA (Federal Housing Authority) FHA has updated its list of the maximum mortgage limits for FHA-insured forward mortgages, effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. FHA loan limits will increase in 3,011 counties and stay the same in 233 counties.
- VA (Veterans Affairs) VA Loans will also have new limits; however, for pricing purposes, keep in mind that any amount over the conforming lending limit of $453,100 will be considered high balance for VA on or after January 1, 2018.