Tag: <span>Guidelines</span>

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WHAT ARE FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC?

You may have heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What are they, and how do they affect mortgages? Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) are Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE). They are quasi-governmental entities that were established to enhance the flow of credit in the housing industry....

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NEW CONFORMING LOAN LIMIT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency increased the 2018 conforming loan limit to $453,100 and is projected to rise to $484,350 during 2019. What does this mean for you? Conventional loans in the amount of $484,350 and less are typically underwritten in accordance with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac guidelines. Loans in excess of this amount...