I just received notice from HUD announcing higher FHA loan limits are to be retroactive for case numbers issued November 18, 2011 and later via Mortgagee Letter 2011-39. This means that in the greater Seattle area, FHA loan limits will be restored to $567,500 instead of $506,000. With that said, when I pop over to HUD's loan limit site, it's still reflecting $506,000 for King County (as of the time of publishing this post).
I did tweet to HUD earlier today asking them when the loan limits will be updated.
Perhaps everything will be updated in the morning and I shouldn't be blogging at 10:39 in the evening… when I receive an email like this from HUD at 9:55pm, I consider it "breaking news".
I'll have more information soon.