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Congress Extends Higher Loan Limits Through 2010

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 3:47pm.

Both the Senate and House voted yesterday to extend the current higher loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loans through December, 2010. The resolution was attached to a continuing resolution that passed late in the day and prevented the higher limits from expiring at the end of the year.

Lawmakers had temporarily raised the loan limits back in 2008 as part of the Housing and Economic Act of 2008 and then again in 2009 through both a HUD mandated guideline and the Economic Stimulus Act up to a maximum of $729,750 for high-cost areas.

To find your individual counties higher loan limits, you can read our blog post at 2009 FHA and Conforming Loan Limit Changes.

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Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

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5 Responses to "Congress Extends Higher Loan Limits Through 2010"

Laguna wrote:
It's a really great news. I think it's helpful for real estate buyers.

Thanks for the info.

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 10:43am.

Benjamin wrote:
Now, if they would just make a decision one way or another on the tax credit, things could really move on from here.

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 10:01am.

Monika - Costa Rica wrote:
Really great news for real estate buyers!

Thanks for sharing.

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 6:53am.

Lisa Udy - Cache Valley wrote:
Now I just wish they would give some sort of incentive to buy those homes in the upper price ranges. They are struggling to sell in my market, and it's making that inventory more bloated everyday. They should give a large tax credit to people who buy homes in the upper range. I think that with the larger loan amounts it will help expedite some of that inventory. Great post! :)

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 3:27pm.

Clark Smith wrote:
Great news for real estate agents and especially for Buyers!

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 4:25pm.



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