California High Balance Loans
What’s a – California High Balance Loan?
Are you looking to buy a home or refinance in a California high-cost area? Depending on your county, a California high balance loan could be a great option for you. Often, these loans have lower loan costs than traditional jumbo loans.
A California High Balance Mortgage Loan is defined as a conventional mortgage loan where the loan amount exceeds the conforming loan limits. Specific high-cost area loan limits are established annually for each county (or equivalent) by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). This limit is set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who purchase loans from lenders. If a loan amount is higher than $548,250 in most counties then neither of the two government-sponsored entities will purchase that loan but in counties such as ALAMEDA, CONTRA COSTA, LOS ANGELES, MARIN, NAPA, ORANGE, SAN BENITO, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN MATEO, SANTA CLARA, and SANTA CRU loan amounts are allowed up to $822,375. If they go over this amount then they are considered a Jumbo loan.
Every year, the FHFA establishes annual limits for high balance mortgage loan limits according to property type and county. In many cases, the FHFA changes loan limits in counties due to a high-cost area adjustment or because a new county has been designated as a high-cost area. Use our convenient lookup tool below to view the loan limits for your specific county.
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