Current jumbo mortgage rates
On Monday, December 05, 2022, the national average 30-year fixed jumbo mortgage APR is 6.54%. The average 15-year fixed jumbo mortgage APR is 5.91%, according to Bankrate's latest survey of the nation's largest mortgage lenders.
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Weekly national mortgage rate trends
Current mortgage rates
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Today's national jumbo mortgage rate trends
For today, Monday, December 05, 2022, the national average 30-year fixed jumbo mortgage APR is 6.54%, increased to compared to last week’s of 6.79%. The national average 30-year fixed jumbo refinance APR is 6.61%, up compared to last week’s of 6.80%.
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What are current jumbo mortgage rates?
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What is a jumbo mortgage?
A jumbo loan covers a loan amount that exceeds the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac limits. You might need a jumbo loan if you’re buying a mansion, or even if you’re buying a regular home in an expensive region such as Silicon Valley. You can use a jumbo loan to buy a primary home, an investment property or a vacation home. Maximum loan size and qualifying guidelines will vary depending on location and lender. In many cases, jumbo loan rates differ from conventional mortgage rates. Jumbo mortgages are more lucrative for lenders than conventional loans, but they’re also riskier, so requirements to qualify are more stringent. Besides these distinctions, jumbo loans are fairly similar to conventional loans.
How to get a jumbo mortgage
- Make sure you qualify. You must clear three hurdles to qualify for a jumbo loan: a high income requirement, a stellar credit score and hefty reserves. Falling short in one of those categories will make it harder to land the best rate.
- Regardless of your credit score, you’re at risk of having your application rejected if you have negative items on your credit report, such as missed or late payments, foreclosures and bankruptcies. You may be able to compensate for a lower credit score with a higher down payment.
- Not only will you need a high income, you’ll need a reasonable debt-to-income ratio to qualify for a jumbo loan. Lenders want to make sure that your debt burden won’t make it difficult for you to pay your mortgage, especially if you fall on hard times.
- The reserve requirements for a jumbo mortgage are significantly higher compared to conventional mortgages. Lenders will want to see 6-12 months of mortgage payments in the bank, in addition to sufficient funds to cover closing costs.
- Gather documentation. Lenders will need proof of your income, credit history, and assets.
- Shop around. Because jumbo loans aren’t as readily available as conforming loans, finding the best deal might take a bit more effort. Broaden your search to include brick-and-mortar lenders and mortgage brokers.
- Expect a bit of extra scrutiny. Jumbo lenders are taking a big risk, so they might spend a bit more time examining your income, verifying your cash reserves and generally vetting your finances.
Read more: How to get a jumbo mortgage
Why compare jumbo mortgage rates?
When getting a jumbo loan (or really any kind of loan), it’s a good idea to shop around. Bankrate’s wide network of lenders helps you compare offers and score the best rate. Because a non-conforming loan is usually for such a large amount, getting the best rate can make a big difference in the amount of interest that you pay.
Be sure to check with local financial institutions as well, since sometimes community banks or credit unions can have good rates. It’s also a good idea to work with a mortgage broker who specializes in jumbo loans.
As you solicit quotes from lenders and brokers, make sure you provide information that’s as accurate as possible. Because your credit score is going to be a big determinant of your rate, review your credit report before you start shopping around. If you see errors, have them fixed as soon as possible.
Be prepared to answer questions about your liquid and non-liquid assets, as well as how much you can afford for your down payment. You should also have an accurate idea of your income and your debt levels (debt-to-income ratio). The more accurate your information, the more accurate your preliminary mortgage rate quote will be.
Should you get a jumbo mortgage?
The main upside of jumbo mortgages is that they expand your homeownership options. Large or unique homes, as well as typical homes in pricey areas, regularly have sticker prices well above conforming loan limits. So if you wanted to borrow $1 million against a $1.5 million home in Hawaii, you’d need a jumbo loan. You may even be able to get a competitive interest rate. A jumbo loan might be a good fit for you if you’d rather finance more of a home’s value as opposed to putting down more cash upfront.
That said, jumbo loans have significant downsides. Jumbo loans represent a meaningful credit risk, for one. The higher loan amount will also lead to higher closing costs. Down payment requirements are often higher as well, and due to the large loan amount, you’ll have to put a lot of money down upfront.
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