17-62: FHA and VA 2018 Loan Limit Increases

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December 18, 2017

FHA

 

Per FHA ML 2017-16, effective with case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2018, PennyMac is aligning with FHA’s increase to the floor and ceiling loan amounts.  Complete details of FHA loan limits can be found at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/origination/mortgage_limits.

 

VA

 

For all non-IRRRL VA loans, effective with loans closed on or after January 1, 2018, PennyMac is aligning with VA’s increase to the county loan limits.  VA does not have a maximum loan amount, but instead uses the county loan limit to determine the maximum potential entitlement available.  Complete details of VA’s county loan limits can be found at http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_loan_limits.asp

 

As a reminder, PennyMac requires that all VA loans conform to GNMA secondary market guidelines which include the minimum 25% coverage requirement.

 

Please contact your Sales Representative with any questions.