What is a jumbo mortgage loan?

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What is a jumbo mortgage?

A jumbo mortgage loan in most counties is any loan that is greater than $424,100. However, there are some "high balance" counties in Colorado which are listed at the bottom of this article, or you can follow this link to the Fannie Mae County Loan Limits. These counties allow for "conforming" rates above $424,100 and up to the county limit.

Are home loan rates higher on jumbo mortgages?

Not necessarily! Currently, we have jumbo rates available that are lower than traditional mortgages. This has not been the case until recently. Call us and we will provide a customized quote for your home loan as rates can vary according to your scenario and what the market is doing.

What are the qualifying guidelines for a jumbo home loan?

Stricter guidelines can make Jumbo mortgages more difficult to qualify for than conforming loans. First of all, you must have good credit. Most lenders have a minimum credit score of 700, and for higher loan amounts, or higher loan-to-value ratios, your score must be above 740.  However, we do have lower credit score options.

Your down payment can be as low as 10%, but rates and terms improve with more down payment, generally 20%, 25%, and 30% down will get you a better deal. If you plan to obtain a 2nd mortgage, or HELOC, that loan must also be counted in the loan-to-value ratio. Debt-to-income are generally capped in the 41-43% maximum range.

You must be able to prove your income through tax returns, or W2s, or both. Jumbo mortgages are only for primary residences, second homes, and investment properties.

What kind of mortgages can you get with a Jumbo home loan?

Fixed or adjustable rate loans are available. With less than 20% down, however, you will have to take an ARM, or adjustable rate mortgage, which are available in 5 or 7 year terms (fixed for 5 or 7 years).

Here are the Colorado High Balance County Limits 2017:

  • Eagle County: $636,150
  • Garfield County: $636,150
  • Hinsdale County: $427,800
  • Lake County: $625,500
  • Ouray County: $425,500
  • Pitkin County: $636,150
  • Park County:  $493,350
  • Routt County: $625,500
  • Summit County: $625,500
  • San Miguel County:  $625,500
  • Jefferson County:  $493,350
  • Gilpin County:  $493,350
  • Elbert County:  $493,350
  • Douglas County:  $493,350
  • Denver County:  $493,350
  • Clear Creek County:  $493,350
  • Broomfield County:  $493,350
  • Boulder County:  $529,000
  • Arapahoe County:  $493,350
  • Adams County:  $493,350

Lakewood & Denver Jumbo Loans

We specialize in helping jumbo home buyers in Lakewood and Denver. We can also help with jumbo Mortgage refinances. Call us in the office today. We will respond quickly and will give you honest answers to your Jumbo Mortgage questions.


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