A Little Bit About Jumbo Loans

A jumbo loan is one that’s worth more than conforming loan standards in your area. You usually need a jumbo loan if you want to buy a high-value property.

Jumbo loan interest rates are usually similar to conforming interest rates, but they’re more difficult to qualify for than other types of loans. You’ll need to have a higher credit score and a lower DTI to qualify for a jumbo loan.

Pros Of Jumbo Loans:

  • Their interest rates are similar to conforming loan interest rates.
  • You can borrow more for a more expensive home.

Cons Of Jumbo Loans:

  • It’s difficult to qualify for, typically requiring a credit score of 700 or higher, significant assets and a low DTI ratio.
  • You’ll need a large down payment, typically between 10 – 20%.