As home prices continue to rise, consumers are getting a break from the
Federal Housing Administration regulates the loan limits for
conforming and government-guaranteed loan programs.

Home loans are categorized into government-guaranteed, conforming, and
jumbo lending products. As the name suggests, jumbo loans are larger
loan amounts for more expensive properties and multi-unit dwellings.
These larger loans will have higher interest rates and require larger down
payments due to the risk associated with the loan. So, being able to utilize
government-conforming loans can save homebuyers thousands of dollars
over the life of the loan.

According to NAR, starting in 2024, the new conforming loan limit will
increase to $766,550; an increase of $40.350. The new maximum loan
value for FHA will increase to $498,257, which is an increase of $60,000.
These baseline values are guaranteed by the federal government and
designed to give homebuyers more choice and buying power to
compensate for the higher home prices.

It’s good to note also that in more expensive areas, the conforming loan
limit will be even higher. For example, in California, New York, the District of
Columbia, and Hawaii the conforming loan limit will be $1,149,825.

Government-guaranteed loans offer strong value to homebuyers. Not only
are they usually easier to qualify for, but they also require lower down payments
and lower interest rates than jumbo or non-conforming loans. As home
values continue to rise, the increase in loan limits will allow homebuyers to
find a more affordable home and payment.