A Jumbo mortgage is a home loan for an amount that exceeds conforming loan limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac regulations.
Jumbo loans begin at $417,000 in most of the U.S. In counties with high home prices, conforming loans have higher limits, up to $625,500.
If you are in need of a jumbo loan for a property worth more than $417,000, you need mortgage managers you can rely on.
The rates are typically higher with Jumbo Mortgages due to the amount of risk associated with financing a larger property. This is because it may be more difficult to sell and recoup losses in the case of a default.
Regardless of the size of your mortgage, the underwriter needs to be certain that you are able to make your m monthly mortgage payments over the life of the loan - whether it's in the amount of $500,000 or $5 Million dollars. It's important to be thorough in explaining what you do for a living, the health of the industry, and the likelihood of continued employment.
If you're self-employed, you'll need to show a company website, business licenses and anything else that will help to secure your loan. Having a good to great online reputation is important since underwriters may even do a google search for you. Some other things the underwriters look at include:
Assets - Documentation of assets is critical, and they have to make sense in relation the income stated on the application
Credit Scored - Having high scores and proof of a responsible borrowing history, Underwriters may also look for other sizeable debts that the borrower has had a positive experience with.
Property - The landscape has changed for appraisals, so don't be surprised if multiple appraisals are required for financing approval on the property.
Profiling - Basically, the overall borrower profile and supporting qualifying documentation needs to make sense to an underwriter.
A good rule of thumb to remember when trying to qualify for any non-conforming loan, including a jumbo loan, is to have your paperwork organized ahead of time, as well as a good explanation for anything that may raise potential questions by an underwriter about your ability to repay the mortgage over the term.
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