(Updated) 2019 VA Loan Limits By County Info-Graphic

For 2019, The VA’s Loan Limits Are The Same As The Federal Housing Finance Agency's Limits. 

The 2019 VA loan limit has increased to $484,350 in 2019 from $453,100 which was 2018's limit, except in 199 high cost counties where they are higher. This represents a 6.9% increase for 2019.

2019 VA Loan limits apply to all loans closed January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

These limits do apply to most military borrowers. These increased VA loan limits are intended to allow military borrowers in more expensive loan markets to borrow more without having to put any money down. In most markets the VA loan limit is $484,350

2019 Loan Limits are effective January 1, 2019. 

New Loan Limits for 2019 will be published on January 01, 2019.

21 counties were removed from the high cost county limits, if you thought your county qualified you want to pay attention to these areas. Alpine, CA, Hood River, OR, San Juan, WA, 3 North Carolina Counties and 15 Virginia counties. There was no counties added to the list for 2019 and 47 of these counties saw no change. All high cost counties listed below in Massachusetts and New Hampshire saw the greatest increase which was over 14%.

How Your Va Loan Limit Is Determined Based Upon Your Income And Credit.

The Veterans Administration does not set a cap on how much you can borrow, this is determined on your income and credit with the lenders. However, there are limits on the amount of liability the VA can assume, which usually affects the amount of money an institution will lend you. 

The loan limits are the amount a qualified Veteran with full entitlement may be able to borrow without making a downpayment. These loan limits vary by county, since the value of a house depends in part on its location.

The basic entitlement available to each eligible Veteran is $36,000. As a lender, we generally loan up to 4 times a Veteran's available entitlement without a down payment, provided the Veteran is income and credit qualified and the property appraises for the asking price.