Posts tagged Jumbo loan
How do you qualify for a jumbo loan?

If you want to buy a particularly expensive home -- one above the conforming loan limits in the state and county where you’re buying -- you’ll likely need a jumbo loan. While jumbo loans can often allow you to purchase a bigger and better home, they can also be more difficult to qualify for. Here are the basics of qualification for a jumbo loan.

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What Is Jumbo Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan?

An ARM jumbo loan is an adjustable rate mortgage that exceeds the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan-servicing limits. This amount, for most American counties, is $453,100. For more expensive areas, that limit can go as high as $679,650. Right now, ARM jumbo loans are becoming incredibly popular -- with statistics suggesting that around 75% of ARMs currently issued are actually for jumbo loans. Of that 75%, 47% of those home loans are for more than $1 million.

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What Is a Jumbo Home Loan or Jumbo Mortgage?

A jumbo home loan, or jumbo mortgage, is a type of non-conforming conventional loan. This means it’s a loan that isn’t backed by FHA, it has nothing to do with VA or USDA, and neither Fannie Mae nor Freddie Mac will buy it. It makes a person wonder why a bank would even deal in these, but the truth is that they’re reasonably low risk and very high profit from the lender's perspective. 

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