Snohomish County WA Conforming Loan Limits for 2024

December 11, 2019
Last updated:
November 29, 2023
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Conforming loan limits in Snohomish County, WA will remain unchanged 2024, but will still give homebuyers more room when it comes to the loan amount they take out to purchase a property.

The conforming loan limit for Snohomish County in 2024 is $977,500 for a single-family home. Anything above that is considered a “jumbo” mortgage, meaning it’s too large to be sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Snohomish County Conforming Loan Limits for 2024

Here are the conforming loan limits for Snohomish County in 2024:

  • One-unit: $977,500
  • Two-unit: $1,251,400  
  • Three-unit: $1,512,650
  • Four-unit: $1,879,850

Notes: In this context, a “one-unit” property is a regular single-family home. That’s the limit that applies to most home buyers in Snohomish County. The two, three, and four-unit caps mostly apply to real estate investors purchasing multi-unit properties like duplexes and triplexes.

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Stagnant Home Values Leave Mortgage Caps As Is

Recently, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would increase the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for most counties. In most of the country, the 2024 maximum limit for a one-unit property is $766,550. But in many counties – including Snohomish County – the limit is much higher. In the case of Snohomish County, WA, the 2024 conforming loan limit is $977,500, which has not changed from last year.

Loan limits are set at the county level, officially, but they are usually the same across an entire metro area. So, the 2024 caps shown below apply to the greater Seattle metropolitan area, including King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

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Loan limits that are much higher than the average home price in the area is good news to home buyers and mortgage shoppers in Snohomish County. This gap will give borrowers more properties to choose from, without venturing into jumbo mortgage territory. (A jumbo loan is one that exceeds the conforming loan limit within the county where the home is located, and therefore cannot be sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.)

The Seattle Effect

According to Zillow, the median home price across Snohomish County dipped 0.1% during 2023, to land at $701,863 by the end of 2023. So why is the single-family conforming loan limit for Snohomish County so much higher than that? The answer has to do with the metro area grouping mentioned earlier.

Loan limits are generally kept uniform across metro areas, and home prices in and around Seattle are much higher than the countywide average. Seattle’s median home price was around $827,235 by November 2023. That’s why the conforming loan limit was set at $977,500. Call it the “Seattle effect.”

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