Due to the significant rise in home prices in 2020, FHA announced Wednesday they are increasing its 2021 loan limit in most of the U.S. to $356,362, an increase of 7.42% or nearly $25,000 over 2020’s loan limit of $331,760.
The National Housing Act requires that FHA set Single Family forward loan limits at 115% of area median house prices, subject to a floor and a ceiling on the limits. This new loan limit, or “floor,” of $356,362 is calculated at 65% of the national conforming loan limit of $548,250. This “floor” applies to those areas where 115% of the median home price is less than the “floor” limit.
There are 65 “high-cost” counties in the U.S. where the median home price is much higher than the FHA’s loan limit floor, so the 2021 “ceiling” limit for these areas will be set at $822,375, a nearly $57,000 increase over last years’ total of $765,600.
For a complete list of FHA loan limits, areas at the FHA ceiling, areas between the floor and the ceiling, as well as a list of areas with loan limit increases, visit FHA's Loan Limits Page.
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