Posts tagged Jumbo mortgage
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 Does It Take to Qualify for a Jumbo Loan?

While things have loosened up since the first few years after the crisis, requirements are still a bit stricter, and most potential jumbo loan borrowers should expect to make at least a 15% down payment. They should also carefully record and document their income. Plus, they may have to be okay with getting an adjustable rate loan, and making sure that their monthly payment does not exceed 38% of their income before taxes. 

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