2009 Conforming and Conforming Jumbo Loan Limits for Seattle Metro

Update April 9, 2009:  On February 23, 2009 FHFA announced that according to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009 loan limits will be revised to the 2008 loan limits.  As of this update, we’re anticipating the higher revised limits to take place at any time (1-Unit for this area will return to $567,500).  FHA […]

The Housing Rescue Bill

Today President Bush signed a housing “rescue” bill HR 3221.  I’m really still absorbing all of this (I think it’s taking me a bit longer after my trip to Inman Connect).   Here are a few quick pointers: The FHA risked base mortgage insurance pricing (which I’m in favor of) that was to be effective last week is now postponed until […]

Sellers and Agents: Don't Rule Out FHA Buyers

I was just working on a finance flyer for a listing agent…something I haven’t done in years!   Anyhow, the home is priced at $442,000 and she requested a 30 year and 5/1 ARM both with 20% down for scenarios…I added FHA at 3% down.  The property is in King County and would qualify under the […]

Fannie Mae's Jumbo-Conforming Loan Guidelines

I started this post with the plans of announcing the pricing for the Jumbo-Conforming mortgages…however, I just don’t have enough facts to do so yet. It looks like Fannie Mae’s add to rate is 0.25%…however, lenders will most likely have their own add to rate as well. (So far, I’ve only seen a jumbo-conforming rate […]

Will St. Patty's Day Bring Us Luck with Conforming Loan Limits?

By mid-March, HUD is required to publish what they determine to be median home prices which Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be using for what the temporary loan limits will be (125% of the median home price). I’m hopeful that Fannie, Freddie and banks are working dilingently NOW on what the guidelines and pricing […]