Loan Limits On Mortgages On Higher End Home Purchases


This BLOG On Loan Limits On Mortgages On Higher End Home Purchases Was PUBLISHED On April 15th, 2019

Loan Limits often becomes an issue for higher-end home buyers. Government and conventional loans have maximum loan limits.

We will discuss alternative financing for home buyers needing to qualify higher-end homes.

Jumbo Mortgages

Government and conventional loans have maximum loan limit caps.

  • FHA Loan Limit caps are at $314,827 unless the property is located in a high-cost area
  • Conventional and VA Loans limit loan sizes to $484,350 unless the home is located in a high-cost area
  • Any loan size higher than $484,350 are called non-conforming loans or jumbo mortgages
  • Traditional Jumbo Mortgages have very tough lending requirements because lenders view jumbo loans as higher-risk mortgages
  • Mortgage rates on Jumbo Loans are higher than government and/or conventional loans due to layers of risk with jumbos
  • Most traditional jumbo lenders will require 20% down payment and 700 FICO scores for their borrowers
  • NON-QM Jumbo Loans cap loan sizes up to $3 million

However, Gustan Cho Associates at Loan Cabin Inc. now offers non-qm jumbo mortgages with lower credit scores, higher debt to income ratios, and lower down payment.

What Are NON-QM Jumbo Loans

There are various types of non-qm loans. NON-QM Mortgages are also referred to as portfolio loans.

  • Many people get nonqm mortgages confused with hard money loans
  • NON-QM Loans are not for home buyers with bad credit
  • Yes, there are many features on nonqm mortgages such as no waiting period after bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure
  • But there are many nonqm borrowers with very high credit scores, lower debt to income ratio, and large down payments but need a higher loan size than government or conventional loans
  • Gustan Cho Associates also offers bank statement nonqm Jumbo mortgages for self-employed borrowers
  • We also offer a 95% LTV NON-QM Jumbo Loans

There are so many different loan programs for higher-end home buyers that it is impossible to list it all in this article. Please contact us at 262-716-8151 for more information or text us for faster response. Or email us at

Eligibility Requirements On NON-QM Jumbo Mortgages

Borrowers with higher credit scores and larger down payments will get better mortgage rates. 10% to 20% down payment required. Down payment requirements depends on borrower’s credit scores. Mortgage rates are determined by borrower’s credit scores and down payment. Borrowers with credit scores down to 500 FICO can qualify for NON-QM Jumbo Mortgages with 25% down payment. 680 FICO or higher only requires 10% down payment. Borrowers with 720 FICO or higher can qualify for 5% down payment non-qm Jumbo Loans. There is no private mortgage insurance required. Loan Limits up to $3 million. Higher than $3 million loan amounts will be looked at on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact us at Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage Group at 262-716-8151 or text us for faster response. Or email us at The Gustan Cho Team is available 7 days a week, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

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