Obama signs extension for higher FHA loan limits

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Loan limit increase finalized We reported last week that bipartisan Congressional efforts passed HR 2112, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 to restore higher FHA.

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The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a bill to raise the maximum size of mortgages the Federal Housing Administration can insure and sent it to President Barack Obama to sign into law. The measure.

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Higher Govt Loan Limits Extended An Article from CNBC RealtyCheck: There wasn’t much fanfare, and it literally happened in the cover of night, but sometime after midnight Thursday morning, the U.S. Congress passed an extension of the increased Fannie/Freddie/FHA loan limits for high cost housing markets to a maximum $729,750.

2019 FHA Limits Lending Limits for FHA Loans in Your State. The FHA has a maximum loan amount that it will insure, which is known as the FHA lending limit. These loan limits are calculated and updated annually, and are influenced by the conventional loan limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 · Bargainers agree to raise size of FHA-backed loans By: The Associated press november 15, 2011 0 WASHINGTON – Congressional bargainers have agreed to increase the size of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration in a compromise being hailed by the housing industry but criticized by conservatives.

Last week, the Obama administration. started showing signs of recovery, the number of FHA loans in California last year dropped by 25% over the year before. The purchase price of California real.

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“Restoring the higher loan limits for the FHA will provide homeowners and homebuyers with safe and affordable financing, while providing a much-needed boost to housing markets all around the country,” James W. Tobin, chief lobbyist for the National Association of Home Builders, wrote in a Nov. 16 letter to Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio.

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