Obama signs extension for higher FHA loan limits

Obama signs extension for higher fha loan limits. by JON PRIOR – Friday, November 18th, 2011, 10:21 am. president obama signed into law a government spending bill Friday morning effectively reinstalling higher conforming loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration through the end of 2013.

 · Real estate professionals and their home buyer clients will be pleased when President Obama signs the bill that Congress just passed to restore the fha loan size to a maximum of $729,750. The loan limit dropped to $625,500 on October 1, 2011 and that created a problem for many home buyers in higher cost areas like Washington, DC, New York and San Francisco.

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Big banks still offer mortgages without government backing, but interest rates are higher. to lower the loan limits for Fannie and Freddie by 20 percent a year until the two companies are.

Senate Votes To Restore Higher FHA, Fannie, Freddie Jumbo Loan Limits October 21, 2011 by Michael Kraus 2 Comments Yesterday the Senate voted to approve a measure that would restore the high-balance conforming loan limit to $729,750 in high cost areas.

The raised mortgage limits were significantly higher than the standard maximum loan amount of $417,000. ÃÂ The Wall Street Journal reported that without an extension on the higher FHA loan limits, that the $729,750 level would likely drop to $625,500 in 2011.

FHA continues to lean on Treasury WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Housing Administration will likely soon seek a cash infusion from the U.S. Treasury for the first time in its nearly 80-year history to help it cover.

The higher GSE and FHA loan limits were originally intended to remain elevated only until the private sector was able to return to the market. Allowing them to drop back would have been a good (albeit first) step toward ditching the hybrid housing finance model that had led to the 2007 collapse.

FHA loan limits are $729,750 now through 2013, but non-FHA Conforming loan limits will remain at the $625,500 level established October 1, 2011. The FHA limit increase came after a spending bill passed the House (298, 121) and Senate (70, 30) Thursday, then President Obama signed.

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