Can Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac acquire seasoned loans?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac occasionally acquire loans originated in previous years. The loan limit for those “seasoned” acquisitions depends on a loan’s year of origination, physical location, and number of units. Under a series of previously enacted laws (including the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-88, and Public Law 111-242), higher conforming loan limits apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac acquisitions of certain seasoned mortgages in 2019. Loans acquired in 2019 that were originated between July 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2011, will be subject to previously announced limits determined under those laws. The applicable loan limits for such seasoned loans are as high as $729,750 for one-unit properties in the contiguous United States (that was temporarily set to 175 percent of the baseline from 2008 until 2012).