An FHA loan is a mortgage issued by a federally approved bank or financial institution that, unlike a conventional mortgage, is insured by the Federal Housing Administration. This mortgage insurance provides the security that qualified lenders need in order to take on a riskier loan.
Nearly every home buyer will reach a point where they must choose between FHA loans and conventional mortgage loans. It’s a big decision that should not be taken lightly. In this article, I’ll share my own FHA vs. conventional experience with you. We spent a lot of time researching this subject when we bought a house a few years ago.
On this page, you’ll find the 2019 loan limits for all Florida counties, in both the conventional conforming and FHA mortgage categories. Any home loan above the maximum size limits listed below is considered a jumbo mortgage. The conforming category is shown below. The FHA table is further down the page. 2019 Conforming Loan Limits [.]