Despite REALTOR® efforts, Congress let the temporary increases to FHA and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loan limits lapse on October 1. As a result, loan limits have reverted back to pre-February 13, 2008 levels (the date President Bush signed the 2008 Economic Stimulus Bill, which temporarily raised the limits).
As a result, loan limits declined in 669 counties in 42 states across the country. The new limits will be equal to 115% of local area median home price (from 125%). The high cost cap will fall from $729,750 to $625,500.
Below are estimates from the National Association of REALTORS® on the decreases in Massachusetts.
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