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Use our FHA Loan Limit Calculator to determine the FHA mortgage limit for any county in the U.S. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers the FHA Mortgage Program to help moderate-income individuals or individuals with limited funds purchase homes.  The FHA program enables qualified borrowers to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3.5%.
There are limits to the size of mortgage you can obtain through the FHA program.  Your loan cannot be more than the FHA limit for your county, even if you can afford a higher mortgage amount based on your income and other factors.  This is one of the reasons why the FHA program is more popular in areas with moderate home prices and less applicable in areas with higher home prices.
FHA loan limits vary by county and the number of units in the property, up to a maximum of four units. Areas with higher costs of living have higher FHA loan limits and areas with lower living costs have lower limits.  Single unit properties, such as homes, have the lowest FHA mortgage limit and four unit properties, such as a small condominium building, have the highest mortgage limits.
To use our FHA Loan Limit Calculator input your state, county and the number of units in the property into to determine the mortgage limit in your area.  We update our calculator regularly to make sure that you find the current FHA  limit for the over 3,000 counties in the U.S.  You can also use our FHA Mortgage Qualification Calculator to determine the FHA loan you can afford and review other details about the program.

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While we pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of the FREEandCLEAR mortgage calculators please note that they should be used for informational purposes only. Our calculators rely on assumptions by us and inputs and assumptions provided by you, which may be inaccurate. The outputs from our calculators are estimates only and should not be used as the sole basis for making any financial decisions. Always consult multiple financial professionals when determining the mortgage size and program that is appropriate for you.

How FHA Loan Limits Work


FHA Loan Limits Vary by County

FHA loan limits vary by county and by the number of units in the property being financed with single unit properties having the lowest loan limits.  There is one set of loan limits for the 48 contiguous United States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico and a higher set of loan limits for Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In the contiguous U.S., Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, FHA loan limits for a single unit property such as a home or condominium range from $294,514 to $679,650 in counties with a higher cost of living and housing prices.  The limit for a four unit property ranges from $566,425 to $1,307,175 in high cost counties.  In Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands FHA loan limits range from $1,019,475 for a single unit property to $1,960,750 for a four unit property.  Use our FHA Loan Limit Calculator to determine the FHA mortgage limit for your county.


FHA Program Property Eligibility Requirements

The FHA home loan program applies to one-to-four unit owner occupied primary residences.  If you use an FHA mortgage to buy a multi-unit property you must live in one of the units.  Second and vacation homes as well as non-owner occupied investment properties are ineligible for the FHA home loan program.  Our FHA Loan Limit Calculator enables you to understand how the limit changes depending on the number of units in the property.


Loan Limit But No Home Price Limit

The FHA program uses loan limits but does not cap the price of the home you buy.  Although program applicants typically make a low down payment, your home price can be significantly more than the loan limit if you are willing to make a larger down payment.  For example, if the FHA loan limit in your county is $300,000, you can use the program to buy a $500,000 home but you are required to make a $200,000 down payment, or 40% of the purchase price, which is higher than usual.  This feature is applicable to people with low credit scores who may not be able to qualify for other mortgage programs but who have significant funds saved for a down payment.  This may also be helpful for people who live in areas with higher home prices.


No Income Limits

Although FHA mortgages are designed to help low-to-moderate income individuals, it is important to highlight that the program does not apply borrower income limits. This means anyone can apply for the program, regardless of how much money you make.  This can be especially useful for applicants with higher incomes and imperfect credit profiles, although they may be eligible for a larger loan amount with other mortgage programs that apply higher or no loan limits.  

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Michael is the co-founder of FREEandCLEAR. Michael possesses extensive knowledge about mortgages and finance and has been writing about mortgages for nearly a decade. His work has been featured in leading national and industry publications. More about Michael

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