VA Loan Limits for Orange County, CA and Surrounding Southern California Counties

The VA Mortgage loan limit in Orange County, CA for $0 down payment financing is $737,500 for 2009. This is as high as the limit has ever been. Technically, VA guaranteed loans do not have a maximum limit, but lenders who sell their loans in the secondary market  need to limit the size of the loans as prescribed by Ginnie Mae. Not all lenders will even go this high, with many cutting it off at $417,000, but there are lenders that will exceed the $417,000 limit. Below are the limits for southern California counties.

These limits are for loans that close between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.  These limits are available to Veterans who have never used their VA Entitlement before, or their full entitlement has been restored. If the full entitlement has not been restored then the full loan amount will not be available. The first thing an Orange County, CA Veteran should do to determine the amount they are eligible for is contact an Orange County Direct VA Lender.

What if an Orange County, CA VA Home Buyer Purchase a Home for More Than $737,500?

The table below shows the $0 down VA loan limit for each county and also shows the actual VA loan limit for each county. For example, if an Orange County, CA Veteran purchases a home for $$837,500, or $100,000 above the $0 down limit, then the Veteran would need to come in with a $25,000 down payment, or 25% of the difference between the purchase price and the $0 down limit.

County Name Single Family Home 

Max Guaranty
LOS ANGELES $737,500 $1,000,000
ORANGE $737,500 $1,000,000
RIVERSIDE $417,000 $1,000,000
SAN BERNARDINO $417,000 $1,000,000
SAN DIEGO $593,750 $1,000,000
SANTA BARBARA $656,250 $1,000,000
VENTURA $650,000 $1,000,000

***The 2010 VA loan limits for Orange County and the rest of Southern California were announced in early December 2009.

Authored by Tim Storm, an Orange County, CA Loan Officer MLO 223456– Please contact my office at Alpine Mortgage Planning for more information about an Orange County, CA home loan.  877-786-4243 x 7.

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