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2019 FHFA and FHA Loan Limit Changes

Posted in Government MortgagesPosted by Maple Tree Funding

Both the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have increased maximum loan limits for 2019. 2019 FHFA Loan Limits On the conforming side (FHFA), in 2016 the loan limit for one-unit properties was $417,000. In 2017 this increased to $424,100, and in 2018 the limit increased to $453,100. Now, in 2019, this one-unit conforming loan limit has been increased to $484,350. This increase takes place throughout most of the United…

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Maximum VA & Conforming Loan Limits Increased for 2019

Posted in Government Mortgages, Mortgage & Refinance ProgramsPosted by Maple Tree Funding

In late November, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019 will increase by almost 7 percent. In December, the Veterans Administration announced that the 2019 VA loan limits will be increased to match the FHFA conforming loan limits. These new loan limits are effective immediately, but loans using the new limits must close on or after January 1, 2019. This change will…

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Why You Should Have a New York VA Mortgage If You Are an Eligible Veteran

Posted in Government MortgagesPosted by Shane Latza

When it comes to securing a mortgage, there are many loan products available. In some cases, homebuyers are eligible for a number of loan types, giving them a few options to choose from when it comes to financing a new home. Unfortunately, when it comes to VA loans, many qualified veterans do not find out they were eligible until they’ve already committed to another type of home loan. Choosing a Home Loan Product – Are You…

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How To Apply For The USDA Loan Program

Posted in Government MortgagesPosted by Maple Tree Funding

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a home mortgage program that allows a borrower to receive a 100% financing home loan. There are a variety of benefits to using a USDA mortgage to finance your home, and a number of eligibility requirements you must meet in order to qualify to do so. For more information about USDA home loans, please visit our USDA Mortgages page. How to Apply for a USDA Mortgage in New…

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Update: New FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates in 2017 Suspended Indefinitely

Posted in Government MortgagesPosted by Shane Latza

UPDATE: As of January 20, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that the reduction of the FHA Mortgage premium slated to take effect on January 27, 2017 has been suspended indefinitely.  Here, you can get the details on the FHA Mortgage Insurance Rate changes initially proposed in early January 2017. Please note that as of January 20, 2017, these changes have been placed on hold and the lowered annual MIP premiums for…

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