A jumbo mortgage is a loan amount above conventional conforming loan limits. Consult an Inlanta Mortgage Loan Officer to discuss if a jumbo mortgage is suited for you.
What is a Jumbo Mortgage Loan?
A Jumbo Mortgage Loan refers to mortgage loans above conventional conforming limits. In most places the conventional loan limits are $453,100. In some places, where cost of living is higher, the jumbo loan limits are higher.
What are Conforming & Non-Conforming Loans?
Conforming loans follow the terms and conditions set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) sets the criteria on what constitutes a conforming loan limit that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy. Currently, the conforming limit set by OFHEO is $453,100 for most areas of the United States. Loans in excess of $453,100 are considered jumbo mortgage loans.
Jumbo Mortgage Loan Rates
Historically, jumbo mortgage loan rates have been higher than conventional mortgage loan rates. Recently, the gap between conforming and jumbo loan rates has decreased. Jumbo loans have become more affordable.