A jumbo loan is a mortgage used to finance properties that are too expensive for a conventional conforming loan. The maximum amount for a conforming loan is $647,200 in most counties, as determined by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Homes that exceed the local conforming loan limit require a jumbo loan.
Also called non-conforming conventional mortgages, jumbo loans are perceived riskier for lenders because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cannot guarantee these loans, so the lender is not as protected from losses if a borrower defaults. Jumbo loans are typically available with either a fixed interest rate or an adjustable rate, and they come with a variety of terms. We work with the best Jumbo lenders and Private Banks in the market to ensure our clients have the best options available to them.