Reverse Mortgage Lending Limit Rises to Over $822k in 2021
The lending limit for federally-backed reverse mortgages is increasing for the fifth consecutive year in a row, set to hit $822,375 in 2021.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Wednesday via Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-42 a maximum claim amount of $822,375 for calendar year 2021, a rise of $56,775 from the $765,600 limit governing the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program in 2020.
HUD calculates this figure at 150% of the conforming loan limits on mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which was announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) last week to be $548,250 for calendar year 2021—up from $510,400 in 2020.
Effective Date The HECM maximum claim amount limits for calendar year 2021 are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2021.
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Robert Krepps, NMLS #255191, at HighTechLending Inc. HighTechLending Inc, NMLS # 7147, is an Equal Housing Lender. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act.