Below are the 2021 loan limits for single family homes for Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
A conventional mortgage is a loan that originates from a private lender and is not backed by the government. Loan qualification can be more challenging, but the loan limits are typically higher than FHA loan limits. As a result, a conventional loan provides more purchasing power.
FHA mortgage loans are typically easier to qualify for than a conventional loan as they are insured by the U.S. government. FHA loan limits are typically lower than conventional loans and must meet the official HUD minimum property standards. A great option for those with a higher risk profile, but purchasing power is reduced compared to a conventional loan.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) establishes a maximum loan amount, or loan limit, that it will insure. This is known as the FHA lending limit. These loan limits are calculated and updated annually.
Details courtesy of County Insights