A loan is considered jumbo if the amount of the mortgage exceeds loan-servicing limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – currently $484,350 for a single-family home in all states (except Hawaii and Alaska and a few federally designated high-cost markets, where the limit is $726,525).

They have limits on the size of the residential mortgages they package into securities. Jumbo mortgages are loans which back home purchases where the amount financed exceeds the conforming mortgage loan limit. jumbo does not refer to the size of the house, but rather the amount of the loan.

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