The mortgage loan limits and policies established in 2008 and 2009 will continue through 2010.
There are several types of mortgage loan limits. Generally, most borrowers need to look at conventional, FHA and VA loan limits to see how much can be financed with the most-widely originated loans.
If you borrow at or below the conventional loan limit for non-government mortgages, you would have what is generally known as a “conforming” loan. If the amount borrowed is above the conventional loan limit, you would have a “jumbo” loan and face a higher rate because larger loans imply more risk to real estate investors, the folks who buy mortgages.
For 2010 the conventional loan limits depend on the county where you’re located. Instead of one national mortgage limit, we now have one for each county – and there are more than 3,200 counties.
In general terms, 2010 loan limits for a single-family home range from $417,000 to $729,750. Once you know the loan limit for a single-family home in a specific area you can then see the limits for owner-occupied homes with two to four units.