Each year, Fannie Mae announces new conforming loan limits. Often, we see a significant increase in those loan limits, which is great news for homebuyers. That is the case in 2024, where the loan limits increased 5.56%. Here are a few reasons why it benefits you when the conforming loan limits are raised.
- Buy a home now instead of waiting. If you want to buy a home with a conforming mortgage, and you were just outside of the loan limits for 2023, the higher loan limits in 2024 may let you move on a home now. Otherwise, you might have decided to wait until you saved up more money. Being able to move into a new home right away means having the chance to start living your dream sooner.
- Avoid taking out a jumbo loan. If you cannot get a conforming loan, you need to apply for a non-conforming “jumbo” loan. This is a type of mortgage that exceeds the conforming loan limits. While jumbo loans can be ideal for homebuyers in some scenarios, the process to qualify is more rigorous, and a higher down payment is typically required. Higher conforming loan limits give more borrowers the ability to purchase homes with conforming loans instead of resorting to jumbo loans.
- Enjoy a boost to your buying power. Being able to borrow more with a conforming loan thanks to higher loan limits means that you may have more buying power when shopping for a home. This could bring your dream home within reach, and help you make more competitive offers.
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Whether you are ready to take advantage of higher loan limits this year by taking out a conforming loan, or you need to borrow more with a jumbo mortgage, we make it easy to apply for a home loan.
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