A loan is considered jumbo if the amount of the mortgage exceeds loan-servicing limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – currently $484,350 for a single-family home in all states (except Hawaii and Alaska and a few federally designated high-cost markets, where the limit is $726,525).
Jumbo loan rates have reached historic lows in recent years, and the interest on loans up to $1 million may be tax-deductible. 1 Jumbo loan requirements and qualifications Credit history – To qualify for a jumbo mortgage loan, the borrower must have very good credit, which generally means a FICO score of 740 or higher.
An amount paid to the lender, typically at closing, in order to lower the interest rate. Also known as mortgage points or discount points. One point equals one percent of the loan amount (for example, 2 points on a $100,000 mortgage would equal $2,000).