Portland, Oregon FHA Loan Limits Increased to $679,650 for 2024

December 19, 2018
Last updated:
November 30, 2023
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FHA loan limits for the Portland, Oregon metro area have been increased for 2024. The FHA loan limit for a home purchased in the Portland area is now $679,650. That’s for a single-family property. There are higher limits for multifamily properties like duplexes and triplexes.

Conforming loan limits have gone up as well.

Portland FHA Loan Limit For 2024

In 2024, the FHA loan limit for a single-family property in Portland is $679,650. This change was made in response to nationwide home-price gains that have occurred over the past year or so, even though Portland’s home prices actually decreased slightly.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced this change in December and said that most counties across the nation are seeing higher limits in 2024.

These limits are based on median home values, and they’re usually the same across an entire metro area. So, the $679,650 FHA loan limit for the Portland area applies to the following counties:

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Check out our mortgage loan limit tool for conventional, FHA, and VA loans, as well as the 2024 FHA loan limits for Oregon.

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Home Prices Dipped in the Area

Speaking of home prices, the home prices in the Portland area have decreased over the past year. According to Zillow, the local Portland real estate market saw the average home price decrease by 3.5% over the past 12 months. The median home price in the Portland metro is now $523,622 as of December 2023.

Those borrowers who buy a more expensive home and need a higher level of financing can use a “jumbo” loan, provided they have sufficient income to make the monthly payments. (The FHA program is most commonly used by home buyers shopping within the low-to-middle price range.)

FHA vs. Conventional Mortgage Financing

The Federal Housing Administration’s loan program has been helping homeowners since the 1930s. It began during the Great Depression.

The program is especially popular with first-time buyers, because it allows for a low down payment of 3.5%. But it’s not limited to that group. Anyone who meets the basic criteria for the program can apply, and that includes repeat buyers who have owned homes in the past.

Unlike a conventional or “regular” mortgage product, FHA loans are insured by the federal government. This insurance backing allows Portland mortgage lenders to be more flexible, in terms of borrower qualification criteria.

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