Loan Types Conforming
A conforming loan is a mortgage that is equal to or less than the loan limit set annually by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored agencies that purchase the bulk of U.S. residential mortgages from banks and other lenders. The current conforming loan limit for a single-family home or condominium in most areas of the country is $417,000, with higher limits allowed for designated high-priced markets.
The terms conforming and conventional are often used interchangeably. Mortgage loans that are higher than the conforming loan limit are called jumbo mortgages or nonconforming loans.
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