Jumbo Loans
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When you are trying to determine what type of home loan you need in Los Angeles, one important factor to consider is the amount you need to borrow. If that amount is more than the limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, you will require a jumbo loan. Otherwise, conventional financing should be available.


Do You Need a Los Angeles Jumbo Loan?

To help you figure out whether a jumbo loan in LA might be in order, here are the 2019 conventional loan limits for Los Angeles:

One Unit Limit:

$726,525

Two Unit Limit:

$930,300

Three Unit Limit:

$1,124,475

Four Unit Limit:

$1,397,400

Some of the counties surrounding LA have their conventional loan limits set lower. Take a look at the conventional loan limits for Riverside for instance:

For example, here are the 2019 conventional loan limits in Riverside:

One-Unit Limit:

$484,350

Two-Unit Limit:

$620,200

Three-Unit Limit:

$749,650

Four-Unit Limit:

$931,600

Requirements for Qualifying for Los Angeles Jumbo Loans

Qualifying for a jumbo loan is a lot like qualifying for a conventional loan, only the requirements are stricter.

Your credit score and debt-to-income ratio need to be up to higher standards.

The down payment requirements for jumbo loans tend to be higher than they are for conforming loans, but they are not always higher. They can range up to around 20% for conventional loans, and up to around 30% for jumbo loans.

You will need to demonstrate through appropriate documentation that you possess at least six months of cash reserves.

Be ready to get two appraisals for the property you plan to purchase rather than just one.

As you might expect, raising your credit score, lowering your debt-to-income ratio, and documenting higher cash reserves all can work in your favor, qualifying you for more competitive LA jumbo loans.

Need help improving these metrics? I can offer you guidance for steps you can take today to give yourself the best chance of receiving competitive loan offers when you are ready to apply. If you are willing to make a higher down payment than the minimum you qualify for, this may give you the bargaining power to enhance other terms of your loan. Interest rates for jumbo loans can be very reasonable. It is just a matter of applying with the right lenders and qualifying as a competitive borrower.

The bottom line is this: It doesn’t have to be hard to qualify for a jumbo loan, and a jumbo loan doesn’t have to be more expensive in terms of interest than a conventional loan.

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Joshua Barton
16:05 23 Nov 19
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04:52 18 Oct 19
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Mike White
02:15 27 Sep 19
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