St. Louis Jumbo loan requirements have recently expanded allowing for more flexibility and reduced down payments. Approved home buyers now have financing options available with as little as a 5% down payment. This is great for buyers that have strong, and stable incomes but lack the traditional 20% down payment required by many lenders and banks today. The best part is these programs do not require mortgage insurance and come in a variety of fixed-rate and adjustable-rate plans.
Mortgages are considered “Jumbo” when the loan amount exceeds the conforming limit set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Conforming loan limits top out to $726,200 in Missouri and for most locations across the U.S., but some high-cost regions like California, Florida, etc are higher. Also known as a non-conforming mortgage, a jumbo loan can often have a slightly higher interest rate and may require a larger down payment and lower loan-to-value when compared to a conventional loan.
The loan process is pretty much the exact same as conventional loan types. Borrowers should be able to document their income and assets, along with a complete two-year employment history. Borrowers should have strong credit scores to support each program requirement.
St. Louis buyers looking to apply for a Jumbo loan can read all the requirements below, please contact Jumbo Mortgage Source with any questions by calling Ph: 800-962-0677. Buyers can also read more Jumbo Purchase loan details here.
- 5% down payment available up to $2,000,00 loan amounts.
- 10% down payment available up to $3,000,000.
- Credit scores must be a minimum of 680. No previous financial hardships in the last five years.
- Buyers should have payment reserves (additional savings) on top of their down payment and closing costs. The payment reserves can range from 3 months – 24 months depending on the loan amount, down payment, credit, etc. Higher loan amounts over $2.0mil will require reserves of at least 9 months. Reserves are not required to be “liquid” as most retirements account do satisfy this requirement.
- Fixed-rate and adjustable-rate plans are available for all Jumbo programs.
- Single loans and combo 80-15-5 (95%) or 80-10-10 (90%) mortgages are available with no PMI.
- Same day loan pre-approvals and closings in as little as two weeks.
Please note – these programs only apply to primary homes and vacation homes. Investment homes will require a higher down payment of 20 percent or more. Please visit Jumbo Mortgage Source today to learn more.
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