Have you been planning for years to buy a big and luxurious home in Kansas City, Missouri where you can live with your family and create sweet memories? Still short of the money required for the upfront cost? Think you might have to wait for a few more years before you can apply for a mortgage to finance and realize your luxury home buying dream?
Then wait, you might want to consider the 95 percent jumbo purchase loan option. 95% Jumbo home loan financing starting to be offered by select lenders and banks across Kansas City making it easy for luxury home buyers to realize their American homeownership dream.
Like most of the country, home prices in KC have continued to increase in recent years. The typical single-family home in Kansas City sells for $255,000, this is an increase of 7% over 2022.
Standard Jumbo Loan vs. the 95% Jumbo Home Loan
Generally, a jumbo loan gives home buyers a chance to buy luxury homes in high-cost areas on a mortgage where the loan amount exceeds the conforming limit. The conforming limit of the loan may vary on the location. It is higher in areas with higher housing prices and set by the 2 government-backed agencies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. In Kansas City, Missouri, the conforming loan is currently $726,200.
A standard jumbo loan may offer a good luxury home financing option to buyers but the downside of this loan is a slightly higher interest rate and down payment which may be 20 percent or more, than the conforming home loan amount. The reasons for the higher interest rates and down payments for jumbo loans are:
- Defaults on jumbo loans make it difficult for lenders and banks to cope with the losses incurred.
- It’s harder to sell off luxury properties than a standard priced home
- Also, high-cost properties are more vulnerable to the market’s highs and lows
It’s all about risk. Having said that, a select few mortgage companies in Kansas City are offering borrowers 95% jumbo home loans. What distinguishes these loans from standard jumbo loans, is that in most cases, no mortgage insurance is required and that they are offered at 95 percent LTV (Loan To Value). This means that you will only need to make a down payment of 5 percent in order to qualify and finance your luxury home buying dream.
However, the other requirements that you must meet often include:
- A minimum FICO score of 700 is required
- The debt-to-income ratio should not be more than 42 percent
- The home must be a primary residence
- The applicant must have a minimum of 6 months of payment reserves on hand (retirement accounts 401K, IRA, etc, satisfy this rule)
So, if you’re considering buying a home worth more than $726,200, have a FICO score of around 700 but don’t have adequate finances to pay a big down payment of 20 percent, then the 95% jumbo home loan might be a good option for you.
Get in touch with us today to explore your options and make the best choice. Please just submit the Quick Contact form on this page or call ph: 800-962-0677.
Jumbo Mortgage Source serves homebuyers across the nation including Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Lee’s Summit, O’Fallon, St. Joseph, St. Charles, St. Peters, Blue Springs, Florissant, Joplin, Chesterfield, Jefferson City, Cape Girardeau MO