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Jumbo Loan Program*
Think BIG with a Jumbo Loan
A jumbo loan, or non-conforming mortgage, allows you to purchase more expensive homes with a loan amount above the conforming limit set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In most areas of the country, the conventional conforming loan limit is $424,100; however, the limit is $625,500 in higher cost areas.
Jumbo Loan Highlights
If you have a low debt-to-income (DTI) ratio and a higher credit score, but you don’t have enough funds to bring the loan amount under the conforming limit, a jumbo loan might be the right option for you. Highlights of non-conforming loans include:
Finance a home over the maximum loan amount established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency
Higher purchase limits allow borrower to purchase more house
Convenience of one loan for the entire loan amount
Primary residence, second home or investment property
Fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM)
With a refinance, you pay off your current loan with a new loan and restructure the mortgage to fit your needs. You could also save a considerable amount of money over the life of your loan and potentially improve your overall financial outlook. Determine if refinancing is right for you by using our refinance calculator.
Refinancing may be the right decision if your home value significantly increased or current interest rates are low. You may even be able to:
Shorten your loan’s term to save even more money
Refinance to a lower interest rate which might also lower your monthly payments
Convert your adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate loan which will keep your payments safe from possible interest rate increases
Combine a first and second lien to a single loan for simplicity and savings
Consolidate debt from higher interest rate credit cards or subordinate financed loans into one loan which may result in lower monthly payments
Turn your home equity into cash
A cash-out refinance allows you to take cash out of your home equity by replacing your current mortgage with a new loan that is more than the amount owed. This option can help you pay for major expenses like college tuition, debt or home improvements.
*Appraised property value may affect loan amount.
Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)
Typically adjustable-rate mortgages offer low introductory rates and payments that can change periodically after the initial fixed-rate period. An ARM could be the right choice for you if you plan on staying in your home for just a few years, you’re expecting a future pay increase, or the current interest rate on a fixed-rate mortgage is too high.
Fixed-rate mortgages protect you against rising rates since the interest rate remains the same for the entire term of the loan. You can select a 30-, 20- or 15-year term, but keep in mind lower term options have higher monthly payments which means you are building home equity faster. If you plan on staying in your home for a longer time frame, a fixed-rate mortgage could be the right solution for you.
Welcoming Veterans Home
Here at Fairway, we are proud to help our Service Members and Veterans achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
Home loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide affordable home financing options for eligible Service Members, Veterans and surviving spouses.
VA Loan Highlights
Since VA loans often require no down payment* with lower closing costs, you can help keep your savings secure. VA loans also feature:
No prepayment penalties
No private mortgage insurance (PMI)
100% financing with full VA entitlement*
Fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages
VA financing fees can be “rolled” into the loan amount
Variety of eligible property types, including townhomes and VA-approved condos
*A down payment is required if the borrower does not have full VA entitlement, or if the loan amount is greater than $424,100
VA Loan Eligibility
In order to be eligible for a VA loan, you must first obtain a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Your COE is based on length of service or service commitment, duty status and character of service.
VA Loan Programs
If you are currently serving in the military with a chance of relocating in the next few years, the flexibility of an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) could be the right option for you. ARMs offer lower introductory interest rates that can change after the initial fixed-rate period. Depending on market fluctuations after this initial fixed-rate period, your monthly payments could change due to rates increasing or decreasing.
Fixed-rate mortgages protect you against rising rates since the interest rate remains the same for the entire term of the loan. You can select a 30- or 15-year loan term. The main difference is the 15-year option has higher monthly payments, which also means you are building home equity faster. Keep in mind you can use equity as a down payment for your next home or a future cash-out refinance. If you plan on staying in your home for a longer time frame, a fixed-rate mortgage could be the right solution for you.
If you’re already a homeowner, a cash-out refinance may help you pay for major expenses like college tuition, debt or home improvements. This option allows you to take cash out of your home equity by replacing your current mortgage with a new loan that is more than the amount owed. You can also refinance a non-VA loan into a VA loan with a cash-out refinance.
Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan
An interest rate reduction refinance loan (IRRRL) may help lower your interest rate and reduce your monthly payments by refinancing your existing VA loan. You can also refinance an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) into a fixed-rate mortgage with this option. However, you cannot receive cash from loan proceeds with an IRRRL.