Jumbo loans typically require a higher credit score & a larger downpayment than conforming loans. It is also quite common for jumbo loans to charge slightly higher interest rates. The conforming loan limits also apply to other government-backed housing programs. The FHA set the floor at $314,827 while setting their ceiling at $726,525.

How are FHA loan limits calculated? FHA loan limits are set annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These limits are stemmed from the conforming loan limit, which is the maximum mortgage amount fannie mae and Freddie Mac will insure. The current limit for 2019 is $484,350 for a single-family home.