October 25, 2021

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How Jumbo Mortgages Are Available For Everyone

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How Jumbo Mortgages Are Available For Everyone

Well, it’s official – lenders and investors are looking for jumbo products. With jumbo rates the lowest they’ve been for a while and a private securitization market that has awakened partially, originators are now being tasked with getting those jumbo borrowers into refinancing and buying more property.

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What will be different from the jumbo loans of several years ago will be a steady dose of income documentation, verification of assets, and a real clear view of the property’s value. Yes, investors want the product, but they want the least risky available.

We will not see a stated income deal. I predict that we will see a state income type transaction for the self-employed. Even the Fed’s have spoken about the need for loan products geared to our self-employed citizens (voters). And I agree wholeheartedly that these products should be available to sophisticated borrowers who understand leverage and risk.

As long as the mortgage industry does not take advantage of itself and keeps these jumbo guidelines in order and transparency of risk to all, a niche in the mortgage industry can again flourish.

Expect 80{4ec66d537739005ccd5ed56e62ee5e9eb3f533a4d07ddf8b17a0db96e01adf11} as a maximum LTV, and borrowers will need to document everything. Rates for these types of mortgages run about 5.75{4ec66d537739005ccd5ed56e62ee5e9eb3f533a4d07ddf8b17a0db96e01adf11}-6.00{4ec66d537739005ccd5ed56e62ee5e9eb3f533a4d07ddf8b17a0db96e01adf11}, depending on the particulars. Adjustable and Fixed rates are available. Rates, of course, float and change often.

For jumbo mortgage texas and the niche to prosper, values will need to remain static or at least rise slightly to ensure borrowers have skin in the game. If the economy were to falter again and values suffer, then more jumbo borrowers will default. So as long as the current economic climate continues to improve, so shall the availability of specialized loan products.

So what will the process be like for a jumbo client? It really shouldn’t be that much different than a person getting a $300,000 mortgage. Of course, the terms will be different. But the lender will be just as diligent as they check every facet of the loan officer’s loan application and supporting documentation that has to be submitted with every loan. If that loan application and supporting documents is a story and the underwriter must lay it all out. When factoring a jumbo loan, the four C’s still apply Character, Credit, Capacity, and Collateral. The underwriter will determine if the borrower’s four Cs fit the guidelines, and the loan meets acceptable risk.

There may be more appraising of the property than usual. When dealing with multimillion-dollar properties, value mistakes can be very costly. Super Jumbo loans typically require two appraisals by independent agencies. This further identifies the risk of the loss in the event of a default.

The closing process will be about the same as a traditional closing; however, the jumbo borrower could require additional service levels to meet career or lifestyle demands. The jumbo mortgage professional should be mindful of this as they solicit and transact their business. Jumbo borrowers are an excellent niche for the seasoned mortgage professional.

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