Jumbo loans are used to finance homes with loans exceeding the loan limits set by government sponsored entities (GSEs). It is suitable for borrowers who want to buy luxury homes or refinance existing large mortgages. Jumbo loans allow you to have larger loans at a lower rate because it does not conform to the requirements set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
You may be eligible to qualify for a jumbo loan if you can meet these requirements:
• Have a decent credit score (680 and above)
• Have a low debt-to-income (DTI) ratio (under 43% at least)
One thing to keep in mind: these loans will naturally come with higher interest rates. To qualify, a good credit history is essential, so double check all credit reports for any potential inaccuracies. In general, being accepted for a jumbo loan is difficult, so you must also be able to prove that your income is high enough to be able to afford monthly mortgage payments.