A jumbo loan, or non-conforming mortgage, allows you to purchase more expensive homes with a loan amount above the conforming limit set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In most areas of the country, the conventional conforming loan limit is $417,000; however, the limit is $625,500 in higher cost areas.
Jumbo Loan Highlights If you have a low debt-to-income (DTI) ratio and a higher credit score, but you don’t have enough funds to bring the loan amount under the conforming limit, a jumbo loan might be the right option for you. Highlights of non-conforming loans include:
Finance a home over the maximum loan amount established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency
Higher purchase limits allow borrower to purchase more house
Convenience of one loan for the entire loan amount
Primary residence, second home or investment property