Anchorage Municipality, AK 2019 FHA Loan Limits

2019 Alaska High Cost Limits Last Updated: Wed, January 2, 2019

FHA Loan Limits

$401,350
Single Family
$513,800
Duplex
$621,050
Tri-plex
$771,850
Quad-plex

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans are federally insured mortgages.
In Anchorage Municipality, loan amounts may not exceed the limits above.

Local Loan Limits — Anchorage Municipality, AK

FHA and conventional Loan limits vary based on the number of living-units on the property. FHA loans are only allowed on 1 to 4 living-unit properties. These 1 to 4 unit properties can be purchased with an FHA loan as long as the owner occupies one of the unit. Properties with over 4 units are considered commercial and do not quality for FHA or conventional loans.

Loan Limit Summary

Limits for FHA Loans in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska range from $401,350 for 1 living-unit homes to $771,850 for 4 living-units. Conventional Loan Limits in Anchorage Municipality are $726,525 for 1 living-unit homes to $1,397,400 for 4 living-units. The 2019 Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) limits in Anchorage Municipality is $726,525. HECM limit does not depend on the size of the home.

What are Conventional Loans?

Conventional loans (also called "conforming") are loans that conform to the requirements set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy home loans from lenders to provide liquidity. This allows lenders to continue lending to home buyers. Otherwise, banks might not have enough money on hand continue lending. Fannie and Freddie set strict standards for the types of loans they will buy.

Anchorage Municipality has high cost limits to compensate for above average housing prices. Limits in Anchorage Municipality are above the 2019 national floor.

FHA Home Appraisal in Anchorage Municipality

To see if a home qualifies for an FHA loan, the property must be appraised by an approved FHA appraiser. Find FHA-approved appraisers in Anchorage Municipality. If you need a home inspector, click here to find FHA-approved inspectors in Anchorage Municipality. You can also save time by looking for FHA Condos that have already been approved.

VA Loan Limits in Anchorage Municipality

VA Loans are similar to FHA Loans in that it allows you to buy a home with very little money down. However VA Loans are only available to veterans of the Armed Forces. With VA loans the Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees the loan on the veteran's behalf. The maximum the VA will guarantee is set to the same amount as the single-family Fannie/Freddie Loan Limit. So the Anchorage Municipality, AK 2019 VA Loan Limit is $726,525

Learn more about VA Loans and how to qualify »

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How to qualify for an FHA Loan in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

The minimum loan amount in Anchorage Municipality is $5,000 dollars and may go up to $771,850 depending on home size and loan type. In order to qualify for an FHA loan, you must be planning to live in the home. Although a loan can include some renovation costs, FHA loans cannot be used for real estate investments in Anchorage Municipality.

Additionally, your loan amount cannot exceed the value of home you are purchasing. Learn more about FHA Loan Requirements.

Cities and ZIP Codes in Anchorage Municipality

The FHA Limits, VA Loan Limits, HECM Loan Limits, and Conforming Loan Limits listed on this page apply to Anchorage Municipality, Alaska which includes the following cities: Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Jber, Girdwood, and Indian.

Anchorage Municipality loan limits also apply to the following ZIP codes: 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99503, 99501, 99518, 99567, 99506, 99505, 99511, 99524, 99509, 99587, 99523, 99514, 99522, 99520, 99521, 99510, 99519, 99513, 99540, 99599, and 99695.

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