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Texas Jumbo Loans

If you are looking to buy a home in Texas and the loan amount is over $453,100, you are looking for Jumbo loan financing.

Your Grove Mortgage Jumbo Loan can be used to either purchase a home or to refinance your home current home from another lender. And whether you’re planning on living in the country or downtown, Grove Mortgage will be by your side to help you with the home buying or home refinancing process.

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Jumbo home loans for Texas residents since 2008.

Texas Jumbo Mortgage

What is a Jumbo Loan

Jumbo Home Loans are simply Loans that are over the $453,100 conforming limit. They have a few different rules then regular FHA, Conventional or VA home loans.

A Jumbo Loan is a nonconforming loan with mortgage amounts higher than those set by Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA, referred to as Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC, referred to as Freddie Mac).

Although Jumbo home mortgages and conforming home mortgages have many similarities, there are some key differences to be aware of, including your credit score and credit history, debt-to-income ratio, the amount of down payment and cash reserves required by the lender.

What types of properties can Jumbo Loans be used for?

Jumbo Loans are an option for homebuyers that are purchasing or refinancing their primary residence, second homes, vacation homes and investment properties. The financing is available in both fixed or adjustable rates mortgages.

Getting approved for a Jumbo Mortgage is simple

Answer a few easy questions about your finances and get preapproved today!

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Loan programs that fit

You are unique, shouldn't your mortgage be too!

We offer purchasing and refinancing Jumbo home loan programs.

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What you should know about Jumbo Loans

Each lender will set their own underwriting guidelines. Therefore, working with a Mortgage Broker is critical, we can shop different lenders, including wholesale lenders that borrowers usually don't have access to.

Jumbo loans are riskier than conforming loans for lenders because they are not insured by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, so if the borrower defaults, the lender is responsible for 100% of the loss.

Besides jumbo loans having stricter requirements and requireing more paperwork their rates and loan to value options are close to conforming loan rates and loan to values. Jumbo loans will usually have a higher closing cost than conforming loans also.

Many jumbo loan programs may not require private mortgage insurance for well qualified borrowers.

Jumbo Loan Refinance

If you own a home in Texas, we offer Jumbo mortgage refinancing loans options including the Jumbo VA Streamline IRRRL refinance loans.

Refinance loans can be used to lower your current interest rate or help with many personal financial situations such as home improvements, reducing monthly payments, college tuition and more.

Jumbo VA Home Loans

VA Jumbo Loans offer an unbeatable financing option for active duty or retired military in Texas. Just like the conforming VA home loans, the Texas Jumbo VA Loan doesn't require mortgage insurance either.

Jumbo VA Loans are also called a High Balance VA Loan.

Texas Jumbo VA Loans Down Payment Options

Down payment requirements of a Texas Jumbo VA Loan. The differences between a VA Jumbo loan and a regular VA Loan is the amount of down payment required by the VA. There is $0 down payment up to $453,100 and for any amount over the $453,100, the borrower must put down 25% of the difference between $453,100 and the loan amount at closing.

For example:

Purchasing a $550,000 home: No money down on the first $453,100, and only 25% of the difference between $453,100 and the $550,000 (which is $96,900). So take 25% of the $96,900, which is $24,225.

In this example a Texas Veteran would have to put down $24,225 (only 4.40%) at closing, which is less than regular a Conventional Jumbo Loan.

Jumbo VA Streamline Refinance IRRRL

If you currently have a Texas VA home loan with a balance over the $435,100, we can try to lower your current interest rate with the VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL).

We shop many wholesale lenders, to get you the best financing.

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Jumbo Loan Underwriting

The Process

The process for underwriting a Jumbo loan is stricter than a conforming home loan. They will require the same documents you provide with conforming but can also require a 2nd appraisal of the home from the lender.

Usually Loan amounts less than $1,500,000 require one full appraisal and loan amounts greater than $1,500,000 require two full appraisals.

Credit Score

Credit scores will be higher than non-jumbo loans. Usually a 680 will be the bare minimum for some programs and most of programs will require a minimum of a 720-credit score.

Debt to Income Ratios

The lower the DTI (debt to income ratio), the better. The maximum DTI is usually at 43%.

Seller Concessions

  • LTV (Loan to value) greater than 75.01% - up to 3%.
  • LTV less than or equal to 75% - up to 6%.
  • For investment properties - up to 2%.

Cash Reserves

Cash reserves for a Jumbo loan refers to the number of months of cash available after closing. Reserves are defined as PITIA (Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance and Association Dues) and are calculated off the new payment of the subject property.

If you have additional financed properties, other than the subject property the reserve requirement is usually increased. Assets used for reserves must be owned by the borrower.

The types of assets that may be used for reserves and the value of those funds are as follows:

  • Checking or Savings Accounts, Money Markets, CD, Cash Value (surrender Value) of Life Insurance and other cash equivalents – 100% of the value may be used.
  • Publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual funds – 70% of value may be used.
  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), SEP, or Keogh accounts, Annuities and 401(K) plans – 60% of vested amount may be used.

We are a VA Approved lender and Licensed Texas Mortgage Broker.

We proudly boasts an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Better Business Bureau

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Compare our fees to the Big Banks!

Grove Mortgage Fee Big Banks
$0 Origination $5,850.00 (1%)
$0 Processing $495.00
$0 Underwriting $895.00
$0 You Save $7,240.00 $7,240.00

Actual loan estimate based on $585,000 30 year fixed conventional loan, 15% down payment, 4.125% interest rate

On an $585,000 purchase, you will save $7,240 in junk fees that the big banks charge.

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Texas Jumbo Home Loans

Serving all of Texas

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