New Mexico Jumbo Mortgage Limits: Buyers looking to purchase or refinance luxury homes in more expensive locations of Albuquerque and Santa Fe have many new options in 2019. Unless you are up to date on the latest Jumbo loan requirements, there are some things you should know before you submit a mortgage application in regards to loan limits, credit standards, etc. Knowing ahead of time what lender and banks look for will not only increase your knowledge but also reduce the time to approve the application based on what you provide upfront.
Albuquerque – Santa Fe Jumbo Purchase:
Home buyers throughout New Mexico can now finance up to 95% loan to value. Only 5% down payment is needed for loan amounts up to $2,000,000. 10% down payment options are available up to $3,000,000. Some important things home buyers will want to remember when seeking loan amounts over the conventional loan limit.
- All jumbo loan programs require full documentation of income and assets
- All the programs listed are for single family homes, condos, townhomes. The program is not for homes that need extensive rehab, or properties where the primary value is in the land – high acre ranches, etc
- Buyers have a choice of many fix rate and adjustable rate mortgage terms
- Financing options are available for borrowers that want to purchase a vacation home. However, these programs generally require 10 or 15% down payment minimum.
- Home buyers can read all about the loan amount / LTV requirements under the Jumbo loan page here
Albuquerque – Santa Fe Jumbo Refinance:
A jumbo refinance will require equity, at least 5 percent in most cases. This applies to only a refinance where the homeowner is changing the rate and term of the loan, not a cash out refinance. Jumbo cash-out refinance programs are generally limited to 90% loan to value. So how do jumbo lenders formulate a home value? They order an appraisal from a licensed appraiser who will provide a report showing at least three sales within the previous 12 months of homes of similar size and relatively close by. One of these three sales should also be within the previous six months as well.
If the appraisal comes in lower than the required amount, the borrowers must either decide to pay down the mortgage with their own funds or take out two mortgage loans with the first loan at 80 percent of the value and the second mortgage with the remaining difference. However, loan programs for such a situation can be hard to find.
It’s no secret that jumbo interest rates are currently near all-time low levels. For homeowners that want to switch their Jumbo mortgage term (ARM to FIX) or reduce their rate, now may be the right time.
Applicants that have questions about the Jumbo purchase and refinance requirements can call us 7 days a week at Tel: 800-871-2636, or just submit the quick Request Contact form above.
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