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2019 FHA loan limits increase

HUD has announced its new schedule of FHA loan limits for 2019, with limits increasing in most areas of the country, further detailed in Mortgagee Letter 18-11, effective for forward mortgage case numbers, and Mortgagee Letter 18-12, effective for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) case numbers, assigned on or after January 1, 2019. The FHA’s loan limit ceiling will increase to $726,525 from $679,650. FHA will also increase its floor to $314,827 from $294,515. Additionally, the National Mortgage Limit for FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), or reverse mortgages, will increase to $726,525 from $679,650. FHA’s current regulations implementing the National Housing Act’s HECM limits do not allow loan limits for reverse mortgages to vary by MSA or county; instead, the single limit applies to all mortgages regardless of where the property is located.

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