California FHA Loan Limits Now Up to $729,750!

A new and long-awaited temporary loan amount increase from $362,790 to the conventional loan maximum of $729,750 passed yesterday (until end of 2008)!

Per the Los Angeles Time: "The California counties at the new maximum level for FHA loans are Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Ventura. "

This could make FHA loans available to 30,000 additional Californians. FHA loans are characterized by low down payments of 3% and not as driven by FICO scores as conventional loans are.

Additional loan limits in Orange and Los Angeles Counties are:

1 unit 729,750
2 units 934,200
3 units 1,129,250
4 units 1,403,400

If you are considering purchasing a new house, condo or units for yourself, please contact me for a lender referral. Not all lenders specialize in FHA loans, so it's important to find someone who is experienced in these government loans. Call me at 562-896-2609, or you can go online in the meantime and search properties at http://www.juliahuntsman.com/ or try a new type of property search at http://www.longbeachrealestate.listingbook.com/ .


Anonymous said...

This is great news to Southern California real estate and will help many people. This in conjunction with the higher Fannie Mae limits (just released today)are tempting for home buyers sitting on the sidelines out there. Many are going to jump into the market and this is going to prop up sales.

Julia Huntsman said...

Hello Anonymous, yes, it is good news, and buyers should definitely be getting off the sidelines to get into their property of choice!


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