While the House of Representatives' $146 billion fiscal stimulus package includes a plan to temporarily raise the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Senate will likely not follow suit.

The House voted by an overwhelming 385 to 85 margin to pass the stimulus package on Jan. 29, but the Senate had not yet voted on a proposed $160.5 billion plan as of press time last Tuesday. The House's stimulus package raises the maximum size of mortgages that can be bought by two GSEs to $417,000 and $729,750, depending on a state's average price of homes.

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