What is a jumbo mortgage?
A non-conforming jumbo mortgage can help you purchase a lot of real estate. This mortgage is needed for loan amounts over the conforming loan limit of $548,250 and $822,375 in high-cost areas. If you need to take out a loan over the conforming limit, a fixed or adjustable rate jumbo mortgage could be your ticket to a big and beautiful home.
There is, however, one key difference: Jumbo loans are ineligible for purchase by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and must be sold in the secondary market. What does this mean? Jumbo loans can require more stringent credit guidelines and larger down payments than conforming loans.
Is a jumbo mortgage right for you?
Can you afford high-value real estate but don’t have enough saved up to bring a loan down to the conforming limit? A jumbo mortgage can help you make your move! If your financial situation is on the upswing, a jumbo loan can be a good way to bypass a starter home and purchase the full-sized home of your dreams.
Jumbo loan features
A jumbo mortgage is a great way to rapidly build your credit. On-time payments will improve your score by leaps and bounds. One important note—it may be more expensive to refinance a jumbo loan due to higher closing costs.
Jumbo mortgages vs. other mortgage types
Jumbo mortgages are one form of financing, but there are other mortgage opportunities at your disposal. Here’s a look at some alternative mortgage structures and how they might compliment your home buying needs.
- 15-year fixed conforming mortgage
- 30-year fixed conforming mortgage
- 5-year ARM conforming mortgage
- 7-year ARM conforming mortgage
- FHA conforming mortgage
- VA conforming mortgage
- Interest only mortgage
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