King County Conforming Loan Limits Remain Unchanged 2024

October 17, 2017
Last updated:
November 29, 2023
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Home prices have decreased slightly in King County, prompting federal housing officials to decide to leave conforming loan limits in the county as is for 2024. This article will address what these numbers are and how that will impact you as a homebuyer.

We are seeing the same conventional loan limits in King County for 2024, as a result of stagnant price growth this past year. Here’s an updated look at jumbo and conforming loan limits with the county for 2024.

What Is a ‘Jumbo’ Mortgage, Exactly?

By definition, a jumbo loan is one that exceeds the maximum size limits for purchase by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Each year, these two government-sponsored enterprises (and their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency) establish a maximum amount for the loans they can buy from mortgage lenders.

The conforming loan limits for 2024 in King County increased to $977,500. The baseline for the state of Washington is $766,550.

When a mortgage loan exceeds these conforming limits, it is referred to as a jumbo loan. Generally speaking, the qualification criteria for jumbo mortgage products can be a bit more strict, when compared to their smaller / conforming counterparts.

So, what’s considered a jumbo loan in King County, Washington, in 2024? As already mentioned, in 2024, the conforming loan limit will be $977,500 for a single-family property. So, anything above that would be considered jumbo.

To be clear, it’s possible to borrow more than this amount. But a higher down payment might be required, due to the larger size of the loan. Please contact us if you have questions about applying for a jumbo loan in King County, Washington.

The loan limits for King County are the same as Pierce and Snohomish Counties, as noted in the table below.

County Name1 Unit2 Units3 Units4 Units

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Home Prices Remain Stagnant

Home prices across the county – and within the Seattle metropolitan area, in particular – have increased over the last few years, though they slowed down in the middle of 2018. But over the last 12 months, home prices in King County have decreased a little. Now, they’re hovering around $805,240 compared to the state average of $568,346.

You’ll recall that the 2024 conforming loan limit for conventional (non-government-backed) mortgage loans in King County is $977,500 for a single-family home. The median, or midpoint, for home prices in the county is below that level. So, buyers have some wiggle room when it comes to taking out a mortgage that falls within conforming loan sizes.

Check out our mortgage loan limit tool for conventional, FHA, and VA loans.

Will King County Jumbo Limits Increase in 2024?

As a result of these trends, the jumbo loan threshold in King County will not go up in 2024, which is a reverse in trend. Federal housing regulators review FHA and conventional / conforming limits every year to make sure they are keeping pace with home values. When prices rise considerably during the year, the limits are often increased as well. We usually see this happen, but we will not see this for 2024.

Here is a full list of loan limits for the state of Washington.

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