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2021 FHA Loan Limits in Pennsylvania

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The FHA loan limit in Pennsylvania has risen to $356,362 and $822,375 for a single-family home, depending on which county the property is located in. The lower number applies to less expensive rural areas, while homebuyers in big-city Pike County might be able to qualify for more than $800,000.

If you’ve thought about becoming a resident of the Keystone State, consider looking for a home this year. And thanks to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), some Pennsylvanians can qualify for federally backed loans to help get them into a new house. This year, Pennsylvania residents will be able to borrow even more with an FHA loan.

Pennsylvania FHA loan limits by county

FHA Loan Limits in Pennsylvania
County Name One-Family Two-Family Three-Family Four-Family Median Sale Price
Adams $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $193,000
Allegheny $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $243,000
Armstrong $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $243,000
Beaver $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $243,000
Bedford $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $100,000
Berks $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $169,000
Blair $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $110,000
Bradford $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $119,000
Bucks $431,250 $552,050 $667,350 $829,350 $375,000
Butler $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $243,000
Cambria $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $65,000
Cameron $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $86,000
Carbon $372,600 $477,000 $576,550 $716,550 $235,000
Centre $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $246,000
Chester $431,250 $552,050 $667,350 $829,350 $375,000
Clarion $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $78,000
Clearfield $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $72,000
Clinton $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $120,000
Columbia $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $146,000
Crawford $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $85,000
Cumberland $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $220,000
Dauphin $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $220,000
Delaware $431,250 $552,050 $667,350 $829,350 $375,000
Elk $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $115,000
Erie $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $125,000
Fayette $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $243,000
Forest $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $30,000
Franklin $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $175,000
Fulton $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $115,000
Greene $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $70,000
Huntingdon $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $98,000
Indiana $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $89,000
Jefferson $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $71,000
Juniata $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $125,000
Lackawanna $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $142,000
Lancaster $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $227,000
Lawrence $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $83,000
Lebanon $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $167,000
Lehigh $372,600 $477,000 $576,550 $716,550 $235,000
Luzerne $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $142,000
Lycoming $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $140,000
Mckean $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $58,000
Mercer $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $108,000
Mifflin $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $69,000
Monroe $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $165,000
Montgomery $431,250 $552,050 $667,350 $829,350 $375,000
Montour $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $146,000
Northampton $372,600 $477,000 $576,550 $716,550 $235,000
Northumberland $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $78,000
Perry $356,362 $456,275 $551,500 $685,400 $220,000

How are FHA loan limits determined?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets limits on how expensive a house the FHA will insure in each county in the United States. These limits are set based on the current year’s conforming loan limit — or how large of a mortgage Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will purchase. In 2021, that conforming limit is $548,250, up roughly $38,000 from 2020’s limit of $510,400.

The FHA “floor” is the largest mortgage the agency will issue in most of the country and is 65% of the conforming loan limit. In 2021, the FHA floor is set at $356,362, an increase of about $24,600 above the 2020 limit of $331,760.

The FHA “ceiling” is a higher limit that only applies to high-cost areas. This is set at 150% of the conforming loan limit, or $822,375 for single-family homes. With a few exceptions, this is generally the largest mortgage amount the agency will insure for a single-family home. In many parts of the country, loan limits fall somewhere between the FHA floor and ceiling.

Outside of the lower 48 states, FHA maximum loan limits are higher because of more expensive construction costs. These include the special exception areas of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Here are the 2021 standard FHA limits for all property types:

  • One-unit: $356,362
  • Two-unit: $456,275
  • Three-unit: $551,500
  • Four-unit: $685,400

Here are the 2021 standard FHA limits for high-cost areas:

  • One-unit: $822,375
  • Two-unit: $1,053,000
  • Three-unit: $1,272,750
  • Four-unit: $1,581,750

Do you qualify for an FHA loan in Pennsylvania?

FHA loans are a great deal for qualified buyers, thanks to lower down payments and closing costs. Find out if your credit score and income will help you qualify for one of these loans.

 

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