2009 Loan Limits Confirmed by OFHEO

It’s official!  OFHEO has announced the return of the 2008 limits:

Loan limits for mortgages originated in 2009 are set under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Under that legislation, loan limits for 2009-originated loans are set at the higher of the 2008 limits and those that were originally announced for 2009 under the terms of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. 

I’m anticipating that lenders will immediately endorse these limits.  Here are the revised 2009 loan limits:

King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties

  • $567,500 – One Unit
  • $726,500 – Two Unit
  • $878,150 – Three Unit
  • $1,091,350 – Four Unit

Other counties, including Kitsap, Jefferson, San Juan, Clark and Skamania counties are also at higher limits than other Washington State counties which are not part of the “high cost areas”.   For all Fannie and Freddie loan limits, click here.

Still unknown is how this will be priced.   FHA should be following with their revised loan limits as well. 

Update 2/25/2009: FHA loan limits for Washington Counties thru 2009 are here.

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Rhonda Porter is an NMLS Licensed Mortgage Originator MLO121324 for homes located in Washington state. Her blog, The Mortgage Porter, is nationally recognized for sharing relevant information to consumers about mortgages. She has been originating mortgages since 2000 at Mortgage Master Service Corporation #40445 Consumer NMLS Website: http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/TuringTestPage.aspx?ReturnUrl=/EntityDetails.aspx/COMPANY/40445 NMLS ID 40445. Equal Housing Opportunity. You can follow Rhonda on @mortgageporter, Facebook and/or Google+

6 thoughts on “2009 Loan Limits Confirmed by OFHEO

  1. Been checking FHA’s site and they’re now showing the same for King, Pierce and Snohomish county:

    1 unit – $567,500
    2 unit – $726,500
    3 unit – $878,150
    4 unit – $1,091,350

    I’m not seeing lenders adapting this yet…should be soon?

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