A jumbo mortgage is a home loan with an amount that exceeds conforming loan limits imposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government entities that guarantee mortgages from lenders.
Higher loan amounts are above these limits are considered non conforming or jumbo loans and are not secured in this manner. These jumbo loans are backed by private investors and have different guidelines.
The loan limits differ by counties in California due to the high cost of the average homes in certain areas.
Jumbo mortgages tend to be used for large, single- family homes. While the underwriting process for Jumbo mortgages is similar to that of a conforming mortgage, the requirements differ slightly.
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