2023 Conforming Loan Limits for Washington

Conforming loan limits for 2023 are going up for homes located in Washington state.

  • 1 Unit: $726,200
  • 2 Unit: $929,850
  • 3 Unit: $1,123,900
  • 4 Unit: $1,396,800

The following counties have “high balance” loan limits:

King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County:

  • 1 Unit: $977,500
  • 2 Unit: $1,251,400
  • 3 Unit: $1,512,650
  • 4 Unit: $1,879,850

Loan amounts over the limits stated above are considered “non-conforming” or jumbo mortgages.

Breaking News: 2022 Conforming Loan Limits

The FHFA has announced the conforming loan limits for 2022. The conforming loan limit for a one-unit property will be $647,200. This is an increase of $98,950 from the 2021 loan limits. Homes located in counties designated as “High Balance”, such as King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County, will have higher loan limits.

Here is a complete list of the 2022 Conforming Loan Limits for homes located in Washington state. [Read more…]

2022 Conforming Loan Limits?

Typically in late November, conforming loan limits are announced for the following year. Loan amounts under the conforming loan limit tend to have lower interest rates than loan amounts that are “high balance conforming” (available in certain counties, such as King, Pierce and Snohomish) or jumbo mortgages. [Read more…]

Home Buyer Classes for Washington State

If you are brand new or a little rusty at buying a home, there are some excellent options that are available for you. Some classes feature unique benefits for the students. Before taking one of the courses below, I suggest you reach out to a local, licensed Loan Officer to see if one class may be better suited for your home buying goals.

Here are a few online home buying classes you may want to consider: [Read more…]

Big Expensive Changes for Second Homes and Investment Properties

Last night, Fannie Mae announced they are essentially going to be limiting how many second homes and investment properties they will provide mortgages for. This is largely due to the additional risk associated with second homes and investment properties. This goes into effect with loans delivered to Fannie Mae on April 1, 2021 – which pretty much means “immediately” as mortgage loans are delivered to Fannie Mae (or Freddie Mac) after they close…sometimes weeks after they close with the originating mortgage company. [Read more…]

2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Washington

Conforming loan limits are increasing again this year with the “base” loan limit for a single family home raised to $548,250.

Conforming high balance areas for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties have have higher limits for 2021 as well.

King County, Snohomish County and Pierce County:

  • One Unit: $776,250
  • Two Unit: $993,750
  • Three Unit: $1,201,200
  • Four Unit: $1,492,800

Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Kittatas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman and Yakima Counties:

  • One Unit: $548,250
  • Two Unit: $702,000
  • Three Unit: $848,500
  • Four Unit: $1,054,500

I have been helping people refinance and buy homes in Washington state since 2000 at Mortgage Master Service Corporation. If I can help you with your mortgage needs, please contact me.

Breaking News: 2021 Conforming Loan Limits Increased to $548,250

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has just announced the 2021 conforming loan limits for a single family dwelling will increase to $548,250. This is a jump higher from 2020’s limit of $510,400.

This amount is considered the base loan limit. Homes located in designated high cost areas, like King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County, will have a “high balance” conforming loan limit of $776,250.

Click here for a complete list of Washington state counties and their 2021 conforming loan limits.

I will let you know when FHA and VA announce 2021 loan limits.

Appraisal Waivers on Conforming Mortgages

Some conforming mortgages for refinances or home purchases may not require an appraisal. It all boils down to what the response is from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac’s automated underwriting systems on whether or not an appraisal is required. You may have perfect credit and tons of equity in your home, yet no appraisal waiver if Fannie or Freddie’s underwriting systems determine it’s not eligible.

Your next conforming mortgage might be eligible to not have an appraisal if it meets the following criteria: [Read more…]