HUD Increases Loan Limits For 2019 On Purchase And Refinance

This BLOG On HUD Increases Loan Limits For 2019 On Purchase And Refinance Was PUBLISHED On December 12th, 2019

HUD Increases Loan Limits For 2019 On Purchase And Refinance

FHA loan limit 2019

As previously announced from the Federal Housing Finance Agency,  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have increased their loan limits to $484,350 for the calendar year 2019. Recently a similar statement was released from HUD pertaining to FHA floor and ceiling limits. This announcement was made today, December 14, 2018, that HUD will increase loan limits in 2019.

In this announcement, FHA issued Mortgagee Letter 18-11, pertaining to FHA mortgage case numbers (for forward mortgages) and Mortgagee Letter 18-12, pertaining to Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) for case numbers assigned ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019. These articles go over the mortgage limits for Title II FHA-Insured mortgages and the maximum amount for FHA-insured HECM’s for 2019.

In this article, we will cover and discuss HUD Increases Loan Limits For 2019 On Purchase And Refinance.

FHA Floor And Ceiling Loan Limits

FHA has always had floor and ceiling loan limits. For a single unit property in the calendar year of 2019, the new FLOOR loan limit will be $314,827. The new CEILING loan limit will be $726,525. For the most part, this increase mirrors the announcement from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae on their conforming loan limits for 2019. We saw a 6.9% increase from 2018 to 2019.

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HUD Increases Loan Limits In High-Cost Areas

HUD Increases Loan Limits In High Cost Areas

Many parts of California, Colorado, Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and a few other parts of the country are at the CEILING loan limits. For example, Los Angeles county has increased its FHA loan limits from $679,500 in 2018 to $726,525 in 2019 for single Unit Dwellings.

 HUD Increases Loan Limits for 2019 on 2-unit, 3-unit, and 4-unit properties. The loan limits have increased on a similar scale to single unit dwellings.

Please visit HUD’s website to see the announcement here:

How To Start The Pre-Approval Process And Take Advantage Of HUD Increases Loan Limits

How to start an FHA loan application?

Gather the following items:

  • Last 60 Days Bank Statements – to source down payment
  • Last 30 Days Pay Stubs
  • Last Two Years W2’S
  • Last Two Years Tax Returns
  • Driver’s License

Want to have rounded up the required documentation, give us a phone call directly at 630-659-7644 or text us for faster response. Or email us at From there we will send you an application link to start the process!

Gustan Cho Associates are direct lenders with no overlays on government and conventional loans. The Gustan Cho Team are always up to date and keep our readers informed. This announcement just came out today. We do our best to bring you breaking mortgage news as soon as announcements are made!

  1. Sejin Park

    I need help to see if I will ever be able to actually own a home. I have a large student loan debt on a IBR of zero dollars but FHA will not qualify me with that so can you please assist me with options based on my credit.

  2. Eric Sherock

    I would like to know more about the Bank Statement Mortgage, as I am a 1099 self-employed salesperson. I will not qualify for a conventional loan with what I show on my Schedule C.

  3. Kirk Patrinsko

    Need to know if I qualify. Had a bankruptcy dismissed years ago

  4. Jose Hernandez

    I own 10 condos in a single building with a value of around 650k. I currently have a private loan with the seller for 385k. The building has a total of 27 units. I would like to see if I can get a loan to pay off the private lender and purchase two more units at a cost of 60k each.
    I own my personal residence. I do have a tax lien on my primary residence for 225k, I am in a payment plan.

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