Housing Affordability Drops As Home Prices Rise

Housing Affordability Drops As Home Prices Rise

Median home prices rose at least 10% in the fourth quarter of 2020,  significantly impacting housing affordability for many prospective homebuyers. Of the 499 counties surveyed in Attom Data Solutions’ Home Affordability Index, 275 (55%) experienced this increase in prices. By comparison, home prices were up 43% in the fourth quarter of 2019. Home prices for single-family homes have experienced steady increases over the past few quarters. According to the National Association of Realtors, in the penultimate quarter of 2020, the median price for an existing single-family home was $313,500. This was up…continue reading →
2021 VA and USDA Loan Limits

2021 VA and USDA Loan Limits

As we enter 2021, loan limits for different types of loans have changed. Veterans Affairs (VA) loans closing on or after Jan. 1st, 2021 will be subject to the same loan limits announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The 2021 VA loan limit will therefore increase to $548,250 for one-unit properties. This is a 7.42% increase from the 2020 limit. The ceiling loan limit for one-unit properties in most high-cost areas will be $822,375.  Here is the limit breakdown by property size: VA loans are loans backed by the Department of…continue reading →

2021 CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS FOR WASHINGTON (WA)

2021 Conforming Limit Washington is $548,250 and goes up to $776,250 for high-cost counties for one-unit properties. 2021 Conforming Limit Washington for 2-unit properties is $702,000 and goes up to $993,750 for high-cost counties. 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Adams County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Asotin County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Benton County 1 Unit – $548,250…continue reading →

2021 Conforming and FHA Loan Limits

2021 will see an increase in both the Conforming and FHA loan limits. Increases in home prices across the U.S. have led to an increase in conforming loan limits. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the maximum conforming loan limits (CLLs) for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021. The 2021 conforming loan limit will increase to $548,250 for one-unit properties. This will be applicable to most of the United States and constitutes a 7.42% increase from 2020’s limit.  High-cost counties like San Francisco, CA will see the…continue reading →
2021 FHA LOAN LIMITS FOR WASHINGTON (WA)

2021 FHA LOAN LIMITS FOR WASHINGTON (WA)

2021 FHA Limit Washington is $331,760 and goes up to $741,750 for high-cost counties for one-unit properties. 2021 FHA Limit Washington for 2-unit properties is $424,800 and goes up to $949,600 for high-cost counties. 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Adams County 1 Unit – $331,760 2 Unit – $424,800 3 Unit – $513,450 4 Unit – $638,100 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Asotin County 1 Unit – $331,760 2 Unit – $424,800 3 Unit – $513,450 4 Unit – $638,100 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Benton County 1 Unit – $331,760…continue reading →

2021 FHA LOAN LIMITS FOR VIRGINIA (VA)

2021 FHA Limit Virginia is $331,760 and goes up to $765,600 for high-cost counties for one-unit properties. 2021 FHA Limit Virginia for 2-unit properties is $424,800 and goes up to $980,325 for high-cost counties. 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Accomack County 1 Unit – $331,760 2 Unit – $424,800 3 Unit – $513,450 4 Unit – $638,100 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Albemarle County 1 Unit – $437,000 2 Unit – $559,450 3 Unit – $676,200 4 Unit – $840,400 2021 FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Alexandria City 1 Unit – $765,600 2 Unit…continue reading →

2021 CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS FOR VIRGINIA (VA)

2021 Conforming Limit Virginia is $548,250 and goes up to $822,375 for high-cost counties for one-unit properties. 2021 Conforming Limit Virginia for 2-unit properties is $702,000 and goes up to $1,053,000 for high-cost counties. 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Accomack County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Albemarle County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Alexandria City 1 Unit – $822,375 2 Unit –…continue reading →

How to Apply for an FHA Loan in 2021? Who can Qualify?

          How to apply for and who can qualify for an FHA loan in 2021? FHA loans offer incredible alternatives for first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners. Traditional fixed and adjustable-rate FHA mortgages for homes continue to exist, but special opportunities which include energy-efficient incentives, graduated payments, and reverse mortgages are also available in 2021. While we provide an overview of available FHA loan products and qualification guidelines below, a personalized assessment is the best way to find the loan product that will work best for you and your home-owning…continue reading →

2021 FHA LOAN LIMITS FOR TEXAS (TX)

2021 FHA Limit Texas is $356,362 and goes up to $416,300 for high-cost counties for one-unit properties. 2021 FHA Limit Texas for 2-unit properties is $456,275 and goes up to $532,950 for high-cost counties. 2021 FHA Mortgage Limits for Anderson County 1 Unit – $356,362 2 Unit – $456,275 3 Unit – $551,500 4 Unit – $685,400 2021 FHA Mortgage Limits for Andrews County 1 Unit – $356,362 2 Unit – $456,275 3 Unit – $551,500 4 Unit – $685,400 2021 FHA Mortgage Limits for Angelina County 1 Unit – $356,362 2 Unit – $456,275 3 Unit – $551,500…continue reading →

2021 CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS FOR TEXAS (TX)

2021 Conforming Limit Texas counties is $548,250 and for 2-unit properties is $702,000. See below the list of all 2021 Conforming Limit Texas counties for 1, 2, 3, and 4 Unit properties. 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Anderson County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Andrews County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Angelina County 1 Unit – $548,250 2 Unit – $702,000 3 Unit – $848,500 4 Unit – $1,054,500…continue reading →