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Home buyers will find all the latest Jumbo loan requirements below. Have questions or want to learn more? Just call us or submit the short Request Contact form at the top of this page to have a specialist contact you within minutes. We are proud to serve applicants nationwide from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
A Jumbo mortgage is defined as a loan amount greater than the industry definition of a conventional loan. These loan limit standards are set by the two largest secondary market lenders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
As of 2019, conforming loan limits are set at $484,350 for most locations across the U.S. with the exception of select “high cost” counties in California, Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, DC, etc. These high costs locations have conforming mortgage limits up to $726,525 for one-unit properties. Any mortgage amount that exceeds this will be considered a Jumbo loan.
Historically Jumbo’s loans have always required a larger down payment from most banks and lenders. However, qualified home buyers seeking financing without the traditional 20% down do have new options available, up to 95% financing.
Years ago, conforming loan limits were increased to combat the liquidity fears in the mortgage markets due to the subprime meltdown. This has led to lower mortgage interest rates for high balance financing.
The “Conforming Jumbo” programs have been developed and are now available in select high-cost locations. We are happy to provide the latest information on all the minimum down payment Jumbo programs nationwide.
Thes low down payment programs are very popular today among Doctors, Attorneys and other professionals that have strong documented income, but limited savings. Active and past military Veterans will also be interested to learn more about special high balance VA jumbo mortgages here.
Jumbo Purchase & Rate-Term Refinance Highlights:
- Jumbo loans up to 95% financing with NO mortgage insurance “PMI”
- Single loan and 80-15 or 80-10 combo “piggyback” options available depending on the property state.
- Existing single-family homes, townhomes, and most low and high rise condos are eligible.
- Adjustable Rate Mortgage (3/1, 5/1, 7/1, 10/1 ARM) or Fix Rate 15, 20, 30-year terms with competitive interest rates and zero mortgage insurance. Interest-only options available in select cases. Negative amortization terms are not available.
- Loan amounts up to $3.0M (even higher with the Super Jumbo program)
- Regular home purchase and Jumbo rate & term refinance available. *See special cash out refi options down below.
- The programs are available to qualified home buyers in all 50 states.
Current Jumbo Loan Limits and Credit Standards:
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- 95% financing: $484,350 – $2,000,000 loan limit. *Primary and Second homes only.
- 700 credit score required on all 95% Jumbo mortgages up to $1,500,000. 740 score required for $1.5m- $2.0m. Only 5% down payment with NO monthly mortgage insurance.
- 90% financing: $484,350 – $3,000,000 loan limit.
- 10% down Jumbo requires 660 credit score for loan amounts below $1,500,000. Loan amounts that exceed $1.5m will require a 720 credit score, No PMI on all options
- 85% financing: $484,350 – $3,500,000
- 15% down Jumbo requires 660 credit score for loan amounts below $2,000,000. Loan amounts over $2.0m will require a 700 credit score, No PMI
- 80% financing: Options to over $3,500,000
Important Program Reminders:
- Full income and asset documentation required for all programs.
- 95% LTV Jumbo programs have a $2,000,000 loan limit cap and strictly for owner-occupied and vacation homes only. 100% financing is currently not available.
- Investment property purchase loans start at 80% loan to value.
- Vacant land, Farms, Ranches, Lot loans, Renovation, Manufactured, and Commerical properties are NOT eligible. Houses on over 10 acres could require additional qualifications.
- Construction-to-Permanent financing (building on your own land) is permitted but requires a minimum of 10% down payment. Please read more about special Construction-to-Permanent Financing here. The exception to this is new construction that is initially financed and being sold by a new home builder (ex: new community spec home being sold by a production builder) Transactions like this are viewed the same as existing home purchases.
- U.S. properties only.
- Payment “reserves” required after down payment and closing costs:
- Loans under $750,000 may require zero reserves from the home buyer depending on credit FICO profile.
- Loans exceeding $750,000 will require some reserves, 3-12 months depending on the final loan amount and applicants credit profile.
- Non-liquid retirement accounts like 401K and IRA can be used to satisfy the minimum requirements.
- 95% financing programs are strictly reserved for home purchase and rate-term refinance transactions. This includes homeowners that want to lower their current interest rate or homeowners that want to simply change the term of their Jumbo loan. Example: switch from an adjustable rate to fix rate loan. *Homeowners inquiring about cash-out refinance should refer to the separate requirements listed below.
- All financing limits are based on the final loan amount, not the sales price of the home.
- No past short sales or foreclosures in the previous 5 years regardless of credit score. *Special short sale financing options listed below.
Jumbo Cash Out Refinance Options:
Cash out equity refi options are available to current homeowners. Qualified applicants can pay off higher interest debt, complete a home remodel or start a new business venture. The loan amount limits and LTV caps can vary by state. Please note the requirements below only apply to cash-out refinance. Borrowers that are strictly reducing their interest rate and/or term should refer to the basic refinance criteria listed above.
- Owner-occupied homes only
- Full income and asset documentation required for all options
- Max 90% loan to value for all cash out refi programs. *80% LTV limit for Texas
- 90% cash out – loan amount limit is $1,500,000
- 80% cash out – loan amount limit is $2,500,000
- 720 credit score required when the loan to value exceeds 85%
- Borrowers will often need 12 months of payment reserves (savings, 401K, IRA, etc)
- Both fixed rate and adjustable interest rate terms available – both with no mortgage insurance
- In certain cases buyers closing costs can be included (rolled into) new mortgage limiting out of pocket costs
Additional Jumbo options for buyers with past short sale:
Home buyers with a previous short sale can now finance up to 85% loan to value. Please see the special guidelines below.
- Short sale must be a minimum 2 years discharge (not filed date) clean credit post short sale required
- 700 credit score required
- No foreclosure or bankruptcy in the previous 4 years
- Minimum 12-month payment reserves required (after down payment) Retirement accounts like IRA, 401K satisfy this request
LTV and loan amount limits: *This only applies to buyers with a previous short sale:
- 720 credit score – up to 85% LTV, loan limit $1,000,000, 12 months reserves
- 720 credit score – up to 85% LTV, loan limit $1,500,000, 18 months reserves
- 720 credit score – up to 70% LTV, loan limit $2,000,000, 18 months reserves
- 700 credit score – up to 80% LTV, loan limit $1,000,000, 12 months reserves
For loans exceeding $3.0M, we recommend the Super Jumbo Loan programs.
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