What is a Jumbo Loan?


A jumbo loan is any home loan that exceeds a specific threshold called the conforming loan limit. Currently, the conforming loan limit for a single-family home is $453,100. However, loan limits can go higher in some high-cost areas of the continental United States.

What Makes Jumbo Loans Unique?


Jumbo loans differ from conforming loans in a number of ways. First, they offer a larger amount of financing than a conforming loan. With this larger loan amount typically comes slightly higher interest rates than conforming loans for lower amounts.

Am I Eligible for a Jumbo Loan?


The same factors examined when applying for any home loan are looked at when applying for a jumbo loan. However, qualifying for a jumbo loan typically requires higher credit scores, lower debt-to-income ratios, higher reserves, and larger down payments than qualifying for a standard conforming home loan.

What Are the Benefits of a Jumbo Loan?


There are number of benefits jumbo loans offer when compared to other methods for financing more expensive homes.

Benefits include:

  • Financing available up to $2.5 million
  • The convenience of one loan for the entire loan amount instead of having multiple mortgages
  • Competitive pricing
  • Fixed and adjustable rate mortgage options available
  • Quick turnaround with in-house underwriting

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