Based in New York City for Over 10 years, BFR is an expert in Jumbo financing.
Jumbo loans are home mortgage that exceed conforming loan size limits. Jumbo mortgages are used as a means to purchase a higher-priced or luxury home. Borrowers are required to have a low debt-to-income ratio and a high credit score.
The limit on conforming loan limit is $484,350 in most areas of the country, but jumbo mortgages can exceed these limits. If you’re considering buying a luxury or high-priced home, a jumbo mortgage might be the correct choice for you.
Bear in mind, if the home you are considering purchasing is in a high-cost area, you may still qualify for a conforming adjustable rate or fixed rate mortgage up to $726,525. This middle category of loan limits ($484,351-$726,525) is often referred to as High-balance (Fannie Mae) and Super-conforming). FHA has limits that reach $721,050.
Contact a mortgage loan officer to determine which mortgage loan is right for your particular needs and to learn more about jumbo loans and jumbo mortgage rates.
Jumbo mortgage interest rates are near historic lows in recent years.
Jumbo mortgages can exceed the conforming loan limit, currently $484,350 in most parts of the United States.
Financial strength - The borrower(s) typically need to have debt debt-to-income ratio below 43% to qualify for a jumbo mortgage loan. BFR works will lenders that go to 50% debt to income ratio on some jumbo mortgage loans.
Credit Scores - To qualify for a jumbo loan, most lenders require borrowers to have favorable credit scores. This typically means that lenders want borrowers to have a FICO score of 700 or higher. BFR does work with lenders offering jumbo loans for those borrowers with credit scores below 700, assuming there are compensating factors in their favor. An example of compensating factors include low loan to value, high income, and strong assets. There are other guidelines for income and other financial requirements for jumbo loans.
Appraisal – A property appraisal must support the the loan to value requirements of the lender