Jumbo rates come in lower than conforming rates
Loans are usually categorized in three tiers: conforming loans to $417k, high-balance conforming loans from $417k to $625k and jumbo loans above $625k.
In addition, rates usually move up the three tiers by loan amounts.
According to a blog by Julian Hebron, jumbo rates are currently about .25% lower than high-balance conforming rates.
It could be a short term phenomenon that jumbo rates are the same or lower than conforming loans, but for now it’s good news for rate consumers with loans above $417,000.