Reducing conforming loan limits below the current level -- $417,000 in most markets -- would be detrimental to the economic recovery, more than 60 lawmakers said in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The agency said earlier this year that it was considering a reduction. "Such an action by a single regulator would serve only to further tighten credit availability and thereby erode progress in our fragile housing recovery," they wrote. Some analysts say the discussion is political, however.
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