Jumbo Mortgage Loans
What is a Jumbo Loan?
A jumbo loan, or jumbo mortgage, is a mortgage loan that exceeds the limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Jumbo loans are called nonconforming loans because they do not conform to those limits.
Because these jumbo mortgages don’t have the guarantees that come with conforming loans, borrowers tend to be subject to greater scrutiny and may or may not higher borrowing costs.
Jumbo Loan Requirements
Jumbo loans typically have much higher down payment requirements compared to conforming loans. It’s common to see lenders require 20% down on jumbo loans for single-family units. You may also need a higher down payment for second homes and multifamily units. Finally, the down payment required is based on your loan amount and credit score as well.
Your credit score is a major factor when it comes to getting a jumbo mortgage. Your credit score is a numerical rating of how reliable you are as a borrower. Your score can range from 300 to 850, and several factors are evaluated to determine your credit score.