Conforming Jumbo Loan Rates
· In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018. Baseline limit The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect the change in the average U.S. home price.
A conforming loan, on the other hand, describes a certain set of characteristics, mainly loan amount, contained within a home loan. Within the mortgage industry, loans are repackaged and sold on the secondary market to mortgage investors, the biggest of which include the government-sponsored entities (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.