Originating & Underwriting

Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) publishes annual conforming loan limit values that apply to all conventional loans delivered to Fannie Mae. These include baseline and high-cost area loan limits; high-cost areas vary by geographic location.

Loan Limit Values for 2024

The conforming loan limits for 2024 have increased and apply to loans delivered to Fannie Mae in 2024 (even if originated prior to 1/1/2024). Refer to Lender Letter LL-2023-09 for specific requirements.

Maximum Baseline Loan Amount for 2024

Units Contiguous States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
1 $766,550 $1,149,825
2 $981,500 $1,472,250
3 $1,186,350 $1,779,525
4 $1,474,400 $2,211,600

Maximum Ceiling for Loan Limits in High-Cost Areas for 2024

* Several states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not have any high-cost areas in 2024.

Units Contiguous States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico* Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
1 $1,149,825  
2 $1,472,250  
3 $1,779,525  
4 $2,211,600  

2024 Loan Limits Overview

  • Loan limit values increased for all but 5 counties across the country, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    • In five counties, the limits remained unchanged.
    • Twelve counties moved from being a high-cost areas (and subject to high-balance policy) to the baseline loan limits.
  • One county moved to the high-cost (and subject to high-balance policy) from the baseline loan limits.


2024 High-cost Counties/Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

  • There are high-cost areas within the following states: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
  • The high-cost area limits published in Lender Letter-2023-09 are the statutory ceilings provided by FHFA, but should not be used to determine the loan amount. Lenders must find the applicable loan limit for counties/MSAs in the Loan Limit Look-Up Table or on FHFA's web page.

Area Median Income/Loan Limits Lookup Tool

Use the interactive map to quickly look up loan limit values and income eligibility by area, property address or Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code.

Go to AMI/Loan Limits Lookup Tool

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