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Jumbo Loan Limits for 2021: Shop with Confidence

Earlier this year, jumbo loan limits increased to $548,250 in most of the U.S. and up to $822,275 in high-cost areas. Why does this matter? Jumbo loan limits put mortgages in two distinct buckets: conforming home loans and non-conforming home loans. Depending on your homeownership goals, you might want to shop within conforming limits so […]

Jumbo Loans: The Big Myth

Jumbo loans earned that moniker because the loan amounts are greater than what Fannie and Freddie currently allow. Each year Fannie Mae reviews the current housing market and prevailing median property values. If the property values are higher year-over-year, the conforming limit is adjusted upward accordingly. This analysis takes place each fall so if home […]

Jumbo Loans: Low Down Payment Options and More

Not only have home prices recovered from their lows over the past few years they’re hitting new record highs in some areas, making jumbo loans more common for many borrowers. This isn’t something to be concerned about. The housing bubble of the last decade was primarily created by toxic loan programs that would approve just […]

How Conforming Loan Limits are Set

You’ve heard the terms “jumbo” and “conforming loan limits” but there might be those who aren’t completely sure what both of those terms mean, especially so if you’re not in the mortgage industry. But they are important as it relates to loan choices, rates and fees. By far the conventional mortgage using guidelines set forth […]